Fleet Air Arm Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum
Royal Naval Air Station
Yeovilton
Ilchester
Somerset
BA22 8HT
England

Website

Museum website

www.fleetairarm.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@fleetairarm.com

Education enquiries

education@fleetairarm.com

Curatorial enquiries

davidh@fleetairarm.com

Telephone

General enquiries

01935 840565

Education

01935 842620

Curatorial Division

01935 842611

Fax

01935 842630

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An aircraft hanger filled with many different planes including Concorde and various fighter jets
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The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses a very large and well presented collection of aircraft and memorabilia. Four display halls portray the development of Naval aviation from World War I to the Gulf War.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

April-October
Daily 10.00-17.30

November-March
Wed - Sun 10.00-16.30

Open all Bank Holidays and Half Terms

Closed: Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

Admission charges

Adults: £14.00
Children (5-15 years): £10.00
Children (under 5): free
Senior citizens (65+): £12.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children): £40.00
Family Ticket (1 Adult & 2 Children): £28.00
Students & Unemployed: £12.00
Disabled Adult: £12.00
Disabled Child: £8.00
School groups, cubs, scouts, cadets (prebooked with Ed Officer): £7.50
Group Rate per person: £10.00

The centrepiece of the museum is the 'Carrier' display, in which visitors are 'flown' inside a Wessex helicopter onto the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Here they can examine the aircraft arranged on deck and follow a guided tour of the Carrier's 'island' - finishing up at FlyCo where all aircraft operations are controlled. In addition, the 'Leading Edge' gallery contains a Concorde prototype and examples of several post-war research aircraft. Across the road from the Museum, is Cobham Hall and it houses the Museum's extensive reserve collection not currently on display and is open to visitors on a few days each year.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Maritime, Personalities, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Naval aviation history
  • Wessex helicopter
  • Concorde prototype
  • Holds number of aircraft that are the only surviving examples of their type.
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