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Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT

Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565

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About

*** Please note: Visit Bristol are in the process of updating our pages with the most up to date information, as and when businesses reopen. Please see individual websites and social media for the most up to date information before you plan a visit. ***

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.

Groups

The Museum is an excellent venue for a group visit; with displays and facilities to engage all age groups and interests. A dedicated group booking service helps organisers plan an excellent day out for their guests. Pre-booked groups will enjoy the benefit of a meet and greet on arrival (staff allowing) and may book guided tours, special interest talks and discounted group meal options. There is ample parking for coaches and cars, catering facilities, guided tours and the option for special interest talks. To arrange your group visit, plan your programme and pre-book group rates please ring on +44 (0)1935 842633 or email fleetairarm.groups@nmrn.org.uk

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* 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

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

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
    1321
  • Very Good
    538
  • Average
    93
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Orzmoid
    Weymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Flying High
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 28th February 2020
    Very interesting place with lots of hands on for adults and children. Loads to see in one visit and we were delighted that the tickets are valid for 12 months. So will go back as couldn’t see it all... Read full review
  • TaraKmieciak
    Ashbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    This place is fantastic!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd March 2020
    This place is fantastic! We took our 2 girls age 8 and 10 who don’t really have any interest in planes but they loved every minute of our visit from the out door play area to the interactive... Read full review
  • Mike M
    A brilliant day out with friends at RNAS Yeovilton
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 2nd April 2020
    Fabulous day and so much to see that we needed more than one day - definitely going back as the ticket is valid for a whole year! Read full review

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