Fleet Air Arm Museum
Average visit time – 3-4 hours
Things to do at Fleet Air Arm Museum review
The Fleet Air Arm Museum is a large museum dedicated to the history of British naval aviation near Ilchester in Somerset. It has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, aero engines and more. The attraction is award-winning and is an all-weather family-friendly attraction.
There are four large halls that house their exhibits. Each of the halls has two levels that tell the stories of naval aviation. They start with the first manned kites towed behind naval vessels, to helium-filled airships, seaplanes, b-planes, the carrier-borne aircraft of WWII plus modern sea harriers and helicopters.
There is a huge number of aircraft to see including the first British built Concorde. In one of the halls, there is a room that has been converted into a mock-up of the fleet carrier HMS Ark Royal. You begin with a simulated helicopter ride to the carrier, then enter the flight deck with aircraft on display and then two large screens showing take-offs and landings of aircraft.
In hall two there are jets you can sit in and as they are based on an active Royal Navy airfield you will hopefully be able to watch real aircraft take off. They also have indoor viewing points. The museum also has a fantastic new outdoor play area. Kids can play onboard a giant aircraft carrier, they can swing, climb and slide on a 60ft themed play area. This area has been based on the new aircraft carrier HMS Elizabeth.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information Fleet Air Arm Museum
Address: RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT Somerset, England. Phone: 01935 840565
Category – Museum – Mostly Indoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Large museum dedicated to naval aircraft with four large halls full of interesting exhibits, plus an excellent themed outdoor play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. Tickets are cheaper if they are purchased online in advance. An adult ticket online costs £15, children 4 and over £10. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a free on-site car park.
When are they open?
The Museum is open all year round except 24/25/26 December. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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