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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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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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A Flying Day out.

Brilliant. Don't rush it, take it all in. Every aspect of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm flying history to take in. Planes and helicopters you can touch, climb in, Concorde 002... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant. Don't rush it, take it all in. Every aspect of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm flying history to take in. Planes and helicopters you can touch, climb in, Concorde 002, Interactive exhibits, an aircraft carrier experience that, according to some who served on' Lusty', is pretty much spot on. Unless you are ex RN, you probably will not know... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All day visit, lots for the children to do. 40 min aircraft carrier experience the best display I have seen in a museum, all the family loved it. Nice gift shop and cafe.

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Somerset, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I plus two daughters and four young grandchildren visited this location during this weeks half term holiday when the heavens had opened. Buying the tickets for 2 adults plus three children on line before the visit was a great saving. My wife and I plus the fourth child entered by the disabled entrance as there are some... More 

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Thank John H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an afternoon here and really enjoyed it, lots to see and explore! Only downside was that quite a few of the interactive machines were out of order. We also struggled to get our bearings and wonder if we missed stuff. Good value for two. Visited the cafe for lunch which was very reasonable and offered a nice selection.

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Thank Hozier75
Cleethorpes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for kids and adults. Lots to see and experience. Ample easy parking. Very well laid out. Recommended.

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Thank JA007JONNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love this place. My kids are 4 and 11 and love it too. We spend all day there and still don't see everything. On this occasion we took my parents too and they loved it just as much. Well worth a visit and a great wet day activity as it is all enclosed. The cafe attached is OK. Nothing... More 

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Thank Julie W
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my partner and 2 youngsters and were let in via gate due to pushchair by extremely helpful and polite staff. The museum as a whole is informative and flows well but I'm afraid the main 'carrier exhibit' is most definitely in need of modernisation. I appreciate it is a museum and as such you expect old things... More 

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Thank ryanwotton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of aircraft. We only had a couple of hours so we concentrated on Hall 4 which contained a Concorde prototype amongst other planes - including an interesting display about the Falklands including fascinating accounts from people involved - amongst it all a moving poem from an Argentinian soldier. We also spent time in the Carrier Experience Exhibit... More 

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Thank Liz_Simpson_4455
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very interesting a lot to learn about and understand. Makes you appreciate the time and sacrifice others made for us. There are activities for children to keep them interested. Well worth the visit for all.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not really a plane buff but there are enough things here to interest everyone The aircraft carrier experience was really good

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