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Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • Ilchester
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The regal Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the flying arm of the Royal Navy, and holds many thousands of objects, ranging from complete aircraft, to photographs, individual medals, and documents, plus models of aircraft and Royal Navy ships. Plenty to delight the military minded munchkin!

The museum is made up of 4 large halls, each of which has upper and lower levels that tell the story of naval aviation from the first manned kites (towed behind Naval vessels!) to modern Sea Harriers and helicopters, and everything in between! Hall 1 has a display showing how naval aviation developed from the early days of airships and bi planes, to modern jet aircraft and helicopters. Hall 2 is mainly devoted to WWII, including a Kamikaze exhibit in a side room.

Hall 3 offers ‘The Aircraft Carrier Experience', with the whole room converted into a mock-up of the fleet carrier HMS Ark Royal as it would have appeared in the 1970. You begin with a simulated helicopter ride to the carrier, then enter the flight deck, with aircraft on display, and 2 large screens showing take offs and landings of aircraft! In Hall 4, you can learn more about the theory of flight and see some exceptional aircraft, including the first British built Concorde! There are also a number of other displays on the first floor and gallery.

The museum holds numerous exciting family activities and events throughout the year.

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Opening hours

November - March
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

April - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30


General Admission
Adults: £16.00
Kids (5-15): £12.00
Concessions: £14.00
Family: £33.00

Travel & Contact Information


Rnas Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset and Bristol, BA22 8HT, England

Phone number

01935 840565



Click here to visit Fleet Air Arm Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Fleet Air Arm Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Fleet Air Arm Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Fleet Air Arm Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Fleet Air Arm Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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