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Fleet Air Arm Museum

Add Fleet Air Arm Museum to your Itinerary

Concorde and other naval aircraft

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.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Catering

  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - between 1 and 4 hours
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 15
  • 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 TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1000
  • Very Good
    445
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • paumon2016
    Llanelli, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Worth seeing
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th January 2018
    An excellent museum but quite expensive. Unlike other tourist places if you gift aid you don't get a free to come again within 12mnths,zilch. The canteen was very dirty with 6 tables that hadn't been... Read full review
  • Charlie2765
    Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Best Museum 5 *
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th January 2018
    Fantastic day at the FAAM, it has friendly, helpful staff which makes a huge difference. The exhibition is presented really well, it is spacious so not on top of each other, clean and tidy, very... Read full review
  • McMu6298
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    outstanding
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
    This is by far one of the best museums I have ever been too. Pre book online for cheap tickets even though without this it well worth the money. The exhibits are just fantastic and so well... Read full review
RNAS Yeovilton
Ilchester
Somerset
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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