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Fleet Air Arm Museum

Add Fleet Air Arm Museum to your Itinerary

Concorde and other naval aircraft


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.



  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - between 1 and 4 hours
  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 15
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route


  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

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

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Map & Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Red_Admiral_R06
    Taff in Transit
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th March 2018
    Very disappointed as both myself and my Father both served in the RN and were not entitled to discount on entry. This compounded by the fact that we had my disabled mother with me and were not made... Read full review
  • Steve H
    Trip Type:
    Great visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th March 2018
    Another rainy day on our visit to Dorchester, we were recommend The Fleet Air Arm Museum, and I have to say what a great recommendation. The aircraft and the information with them, told the story of... Read full review
  • Darri S
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    We all loved Fleet Air museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th March 2018
    We have always driven past and always said we should pop in, so we did. What a brilliant well presented museum. I even think my wife enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure you could spend a day there if that’s... Read full review
RNAS Yeovilton
BA22 8HT

Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* 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

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