Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

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 Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier inspired 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.

Did You Know?

Our world-renowned collection includes many unique and significant aircraft and a multitude of fascinating personal stories of endeavour and bravery. From the early box kites and seaplanes flown by heroic pioneers, to the remarkable Harrier Jump Jet and modern-day helicopters, we have the largest collection of naval aircraft on display in Europe.

Address

RNAS Yeovilton
Yeovilton
Somerset
BA22 8HT

Telephone

01935 840565

Website

www.fleetairarm.com

Pricing

Admission fees apply

Opening Times

Open all year round

For maximum enjoyment allow up to four hours for your visit.

Facilities

  • Activity trails
  • Cafe
  • Guidebooks
  • On-site parking
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Full disabled access
  • Hearing loop
  • Level access/ramps
  • Wheelchair on site

Learning

The Museum is an excellent resource for learning about aviation and the 20th century for school groups and students at every level of education.

Learning programmes for schools may be adapted to fit your particular requirements or learning materials can be downloaded from the resource library for a self-guided visit.

Booking is essential for all age groups to guarantee a pre-booking entrance rate. Please contact the Learning & Engagement department for further information.

Research

The Fleet Air Arm Museum holds a collection covering a wide range of documents from official and private sources, relating to the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm. The collection covers areas such as aircraft, ships, equipment, air stations, operations and personnel. Amongst the most regularly consulted are the Squadron Line Books and Record Books, Air Publications and aircraft accident records.

Please refer to the Museum website for further information on the Archive and Research Facilities and Charges.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Fleet Air Arm Museum provides a uniquely memorable setting for your conference or special event.

Situated alongside Europe’s largest operational Naval Air Station, the Museum has four exhibition halls packed with Europe’s premier collection of naval aircraft.

There are two large conference rooms, plus a variety of unique breakout/function areas together with a licensed restaurant available for private hire during office hours and into the evenings and weekends.

For a truly memorable occasion, why not hold your function under Concorde – ideal for trade shows, conferences and prestige dinner-dances, award ceremonies or wedding receptions.

Contact the Events Manager on 01935 842615 or email fleetairarm.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk.

Collections

  • Archives
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Costume
  • Maritime
  • Military
  • Science
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Contemporary