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Fleet Air Arm Museum

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Address: RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8HT, England
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+44 1935 840565
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Haven't been since we were both children so were amazed at how much it has changed. Really enjoyed the Ark Royal Air Craft Carrier experience, obviously a lot of thought has gone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stockland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been since we were both children so were amazed at how much it has changed. Really enjoyed the Ark Royal Air Craft Carrier experience, obviously a lot of thought has gone into how to make this as realistic as possible including the moving floor! Well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting place to go and see lots of aircraft spanning many years operated by the Royal Navy. The aircraft were in about 5 hangers. There is also an indoors viewing area overlooking the airfield where we saw several helicopters take off and land. They also have a walk through experience with what the describe as a simulator and Aircraft... More 

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

This museum shows how British Engineers were, and still are, at the forefront of all major aeronautical innovations.

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manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is in the RN and we went on a visit around here its amazing, and i got to walk through a Concorde

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

Entrance to the museum is via steps but there are lifts to gain entry and throughout the exhibition halls where needed. Tickets are cheaper if you pre buy them online and you only need the reference number to obtain entry. Allow atleast 2 to 3 hrs for a general wander and more if you are looking in-depth at the exhibition... More 

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FAAMUS, Visitor Experience Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum and for your feedback. We hope to see you back at the Museum in future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions or other feedback. Kind Regards Adrian Duty Manager Visitor Experience More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good venue with a great deal of history and visitor interaction good parking easy to find .There are some excellent exhibits which will appeal to young and old alike.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, this has to be one of the best museums in the country with plenty to see and do for all ages. Please make sure your visit is not rushed, and leave sufficient time to take in the atmosphere, the items on display, the inside of Concorde, and the Island tour on the Carrier. Incidentally, we are always looking for... More 

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FAAMUS, Visitor Experience Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum and for your feedback. We hope to see you back at the Museum in future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions or other feedback. Kind Regards Adrian Duty Manager Visitor Experience More 

Rochester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum that we have been meaning to visit many times as we pass the sign going to somewhere else. This time we made sure we stopped and what a great museum it is. It is so nice to be able to walk right up to the displays and touch them (if you want to). For me being... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it. I was abit unsure the atmosphere would be good after the staff at newark air museum were rude, not seeming to want young children in the museum but this was a totally different experience. We felt welcome. Our little one was welcome and we enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed the helicopter experience and the tour around a... More 

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Bolton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been before but they have so much more to see. You can walk through concorde if you can climb the steps. I am disabled and everything was easy to get to. Good visit for all ages. A must see.

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