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Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT

Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

About

The Fleet Air Arm Museum offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family. You’ll be up close and personal among Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft, plus you can step on board the first British Concorde and see the cockpit first hand.

The museum takes you to the heart of the action within the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience. You’ll ‘fly’ by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the HMS Ark Royal. On board you’ll see ten aircraft and two enormous projection screens showing a Phantom Interceptor Fighter and Buccaneer Low Level Strike Bomber take off and land around you. The sonic and visual assault on the senses is breathtaking.

You’ll experience the drama of a working flight deck and feel the wind in your hair as you witness an air sea rescue when a Buccaneer is lost over the side of the Ark Royal into the sea. You will even see a nuclear bomb.

Outside is a children’s ‘Mini Marines’ adventure playground, a licensed restaurant, shop, ample free parking and excellent disabled access.

More than a museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum is an exciting experience revealing the history of Naval aviation. Situated alongside Europe’s busiest military air station, you may even see military aircraft going through their training procedures.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* The Museum is open all year round.
Summer: 25th March – October, open daily, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Winter: November – March, Open Wed – Sun, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Also open all Somerset half terms and school holidays.
Closed 24/25/26 December

Further Information

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled

Catering

  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - between 1 and 4 hours
  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • Max group size - 50
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1295
  • Very Good
    535
  • Average
    85
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Wizzo2016
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great Place to Visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th November 2019
    My wife is disabled and I had phoned ahead to reserve a wheelchair on loan. This was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Free admission for the carer (me) was provided - thank you. Although... Read full review
  • donovanb926
    Milborne Port, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Mr baker
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th November 2019
    Great place to take the kids to for education and learning of the historical battleships and planes that flew the sky’s during the war, plus you get to go inside a Concorde Read full review
  • cidertree24
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Weekend visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd December 2019
    Definitely good value for money ... the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. There is different halls taking you through the ages. We really enjoyed our day out. Read full review

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Road Directions

The museum is located on the B3151 just off the A303 and A37. It is accessible from the M5 motorway, junction 25 at Taunton. Yeovilton is situated some seven miles north of Yeovil, forty miles south of Bristol, thirty miles north of Weymouth and thrity miles south east of Weston-Super -Mare. Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

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