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Fleet Air Arm Museum

     

One 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.

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 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. 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.

New for 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 disabled access.

Across 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.

More 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.

Visit The FleetAirArmMuseum. #maketimeforheroes


 

Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton,

Ilchester,

Somerset, BA22 8HT

Tel: #44 (0)1935 842600

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Opening times:

Winter: 4th November 2013 - 31st March 2014

10am - 4.30pm Weds to Sun (closed 24,25,26 Dec)

(closed on Mon & Tues unless Somerset half term)

Summer: 1st April 2014 - 2nd November 2014

10am - 5pm Daily

*Open all Somserset half terms


Admission Prices: Amenities:

Adult: £13.50

Senior: £12.00

Child (5-16): £10.00

Family (2 adults + 2 Children): £39.00

Family (1 adult + 2 children): £27.00

Swordfish Restaurant

Warnesford Cafe

Picnic Area

Adventure Playground

Museum Shop

Wheelchair access to 95% of museum - wheelchairs available but pre-booking recommended. Easy Access Toilets and baby changing facilities are also available.


Aircraft exhibits:  

BAE Sea Harrier F/A.2
Supermarine Walrus I - (N18 IAAC)
Agusta A109A
Sopwith Pup - (G-BIAU/replica)
Westland Dragonfly HR5
Short S27
Westland Wessex HAS3 ‘Humphrey’
Westland Sea King HAS5
Short 184
MiG15bis - (Lim2/G-BMZF)
Blackburn Skua II - (upper gallery)
Fairey Fulmar I - (G-AIBE)
Grumman Martlet I
Fairey Swordfish II - (HS618/A2001)
Fuji Ohka II - (15-1585)
North American Harvard III - (41-33949)
Chance Vought Corsair IV (ex 14862)
Grumman Hellcat II - (ex 79779)
Vickers Supermarine Seafire F.17
Fairey Firefly TT1
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
Grumman Avenger ECM6B - (ex 69502)
Westland Wessex HU.5 (flight to carrier)
FA.330A-1(upstairs in Battle of Atlantic)
Westland Wessex HU.5
Vickers Supermarine Attacker
DH Sea Vampire
Vickers Supermarine Scimitar F.1
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
McDonnell Phantom FG.1
DH Sea Vixen FAW.2
HS Buccaneer S.2B
Blackburn Buccaneer S1
Fairey Gannet COD.4
Bristol Scout D
Westland Wyvern TF.1
BAC221
DH Vampire T22 – (nose)
Hunter T.8M
Handley Page HP115
Hawker P1127
BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1
BAC Concorde
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Douglas Skyraider AEW1
Fairey Barracuda II (wreckage)
Fairey Albacore - (N4172 composite)

Beech T-43C Mentor
Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Fairey Firefly TT.4
SopwithCamel(G-AWYY/N1917 replica)
Westland Lynx HAS3
Sopwith Baby - (8214/8215 composite)
Sopwith Triplane - (BAPC111/replica)
DH Tiger Moth – T7291/XL717
Super Eagle
Fairey Flycatcher – (G-BEYB/replica)
Fairey III – (black fuselage frame)
Fairey Barracuda - unrestored a/c
Supermarine 510
Hawker P1052
Fokker DR.1 - (BAPC88/scale replica)
Seahawk F1(tail only)
Gloster Meteor TT.20
Percival Sea Prince T.1
Gloster Meteor T.7
Douglas Skyraider AEW.1
DH Sea Venom FAW21
DH Vampire T.22
BAe Harrier GR9A
Westland Lynx HAS3
– Fairey Barracuda – nose section
Westland Whirlwind HAR.3
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
DH Sea Vixen FAW.1
Blackburn NA39
Westland Whirlwind HAS7
Saro P531 – A2579
Saro P531 – A2525
BAC Jet Provost T3A
Wessex HU5 – A2665(2) – A2755
Westland Wessex HU.5
Westland Wasp HAS.1
Northrop Shelduck Drone
Westland Sioux AH.1
Westland Wasp HAS.1
Westland Wasp HAS.1
Westland Gazelle HT.2
Northrop Chuka Drone
Hiller HTE.2
Westland Whirlwind HAR.1
Harrier T8
Bell UH-1H
Benson Gyrocopter