of the premier attractions in the Southwest. The FleetAirArmMuseum
offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family. You’ll
be up close and personal among the giants of aviation history
in Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft- stepping
on board the first British Concorde and seeing the cockpit of
the legend first hand.
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 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.
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.
Inside the Ark Royal is a series of faithfully reconstructed
cabins and operational areas, from the Bridge to the ‘Goofers’
Deck’ which looks down on the flight deck below.
2017 (July) you will find our fantastic new external play
facility - great fun for all the family and inspired by the new
Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The Museum also has a licensed restaurant, shop, ample free parking and excellent
the road from the Museum is the Reserve Collection which opens
to the public once each year. The collection includes over thirty
historic aircraft and over 30,000 records and artefacts, including.
one of the largest collections of Westland Helicopters, the
only surviving example of a WW1 aircraft carrier and the dramatic
early stages of a reconstruction of what will become the world’s
only Barracuda torpedo bomber.
than a museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum is an exciting experience
revealing the history of Navalaviation in a compelling and engaging
way for all ages. Situated alongside Europe’s busiest
military air station, you may even see military aircraft going
through their rigorous training procedures.
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