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Fleet Air Arm Museum

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Address: RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8HT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1935 840565
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Fleet Air Arm Museum will thrill the whole family. Get up close and...

The Fleet Air Arm Museum will thrill the whole family. Get up close and personal with Europe's largest collection of Naval aircraft and see the first British Concorde.You'll 'Fly' by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the Ark Royal where two enormous projection screens show aircraft taking off and landing. Witness an air sea rescue when a Buccaneer is lost over the side into the sea. There's even a nuclear bomb.Situated alongside RNAS Yeovilton, you may also see aircraft flying in and out.Visit The Fleet Air Arm Museum. The thrill is being there. Opening hours 10:00 am to 4.30pm November until March and 10:00am to 5.30pm April to October.

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We visted the museum as a family connection to to the air arm attracted us to it. The visit was really great. Plenty of information to read throughout with many different video... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul B
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visted the museum as a family connection to to the air arm attracted us to it. The visit was really great. Plenty of information to read throughout with many different video displays helping paint the picture of the exhibits. 4 different halls to walk through and we found things to be displayed to a high quality with not to... More 

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Thank Paul B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, where else will you get to go on a Concorde. The exhibits are great and we'll explained. A chance to see helicopters flying on the station.

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Thank davejudy1
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is brilliant, wish I had more time to see everything, I went there with my friends, my advice to anyone who is going to the place is that you have comfy shoes and take something to drink and eat, although they have a brilliant cafe

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Thank poshfazer
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst not on the same scale as the huge RAF Museums at Hendon and Cosford or the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, the more manageable FAA Museum is nonetheless of substantial size and packed with aircraft of interest from the very early days of aviation to the current. And most pleasingly, the aircraft are displayed with enough space to allow... More 

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Thank LlewelynTheLast
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of a two day trip to the area the main objective was to visit the museum to see Concorde 002. However, when we went in we found there was a lot of other things to see and experience, particularly the simulated tour of the island of an aircraft carrier. Including a visit to the cafe half way through... More 

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Thank Michael W
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is well organised into 4 halls each dedicated to different aspects so there is no need to visit them in any particular order and you can even keep hopping between them if you wish to and have the energy to do so. We found each hall very interesting and packed with information that is too much to read... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If like me you find Engineering & a touch of history surrounding our armed forces, you'll like your visit. Obviously don't expect a trip to the control tower but certainly a visit for you and maybe children around secondary age.

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Thank 2CountyCurry
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends visited Yeovil and I took them to the Fleet Air Arm Museum. I've been a number of times. They loved it. Their only complaint was that they didn't have enough time to read everything! Great to see the helicopters and planes up close. Great hands on activities e.g. sitting in a cockpit or walking through Concorde. This is... More 

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Thank Mike O
Melksham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 4 year old son and I spent a very happy 4 hours here last week! Lots to see and do...helicopters, plans, aircraft carrier experience and a nice little cafe! Easy to find, free parking, good value for money....I would say leave 2-3 hours to get the most out of your trip!

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Thank RabidManx
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute decision to visit, saw the signs to the Fleet Air Arm Museum as we were driving home after a break in Dorset, and were very glad we decided to divert. Easy to find following the signage, good sized car park when we arrived. A lot of very interesting things to see: ship models and many aircraft [including concorde... More 

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