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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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.
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Film Night at Fleet Air Arm Museum

Film Night

  • 16 May 2014 7:30-10pm

Rare films to be screened at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Among the many thousands of records and artefacts at the Fleet Air Arm Museum are 775 films and videos some dating back to 1918.

As part of the national Museums at Night initiative, the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s Curatorial Department has decided to screen some of these films on the evening of Friday 16th May, commencing at 7.30pm

This is a rare opportunity to see archive films of fleet Air Arm activity from the 1930s through WW2 to jets and helicopters. Seeing the old aircraft and ships in action brings them to life in a way which no static display can ever match.

Bar and restaurant open from 5.30pm. Tickets cost £5.00 for film only or £12.50 for film and supper. Tickets available on line from www.fleetairarm.com, in the Museum Ticket Box or on the door.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£5 (per person) - film only
£12.50 (per person) - film & supper

Website

http://www.fleetairarm.com/event/52.aspx

photograph of robot called razer

Robot Battle

  • 16 — 17 April 2014 10:30am-5pm *on now

Arena One will be hosting robot building workshops. If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a roboteer, then this is the perfect opportunity. A chance to work as a team to build a real robot before taking it into battle - great hands-on family fun. This unique experience teaches the participants how robots work using Science & Technology. Ages 7+.

Arena Two is where the professionals do battle behind a bullet proof screen. These machines have to be seen to be believed! Some are fitted with angle grinders and some with flame throwers...all intent on being the last one standing!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal museum admission prices apply.

Website

http://www.fleetairarm.com/event/34.aspx

Jamie Robertson and RC Helicopter Competition

International Radio Control Air Show

  • 25 — 26 May 2014 10am-5pm

This two day International Radio Controlled helicopter competition, which showcases the best radio controlled flying displays from around the world, will come to the Fleet Air Arm Museum on Sunday 25th (Qualification Day) & Monday 26th May (Finals Day).

Throughout the Museum there will be traders and experts in the field of radio controlled aircraft, to give help and advice to modellers of all levels of experience.

Normal Museum admission prices apply and there is no additional cost to see the Show. Tickets available online from the Museum's website.

Those wishing to enter on Sunday 25th by making a Gift Aid donation, will be able to re-enter on Monday 26th, free of charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal Museum entry prices apply and there is no additional cost to see the show.

Tickets for the event are available on line through the Museum’s website, or from the Museum shop.

Website

http://www.fleetairarm.com/event/35.aspx

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