Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ilchester

Fleet Air Arm Museum devotes itself to the history of British naval aviation. The museum displays an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, engines, model aircraft, and paintings and drawings of aircraft. Located on the Yeovilton airfield, the museum simulates the experience of being on an aircraft carrier, and you can watch military aircraft take off and land. The site holds four large halls featuring numerous planes, from those of the early days of aeronautical experimentation to World War II fighter planes, including a kamikaze exhibit. Don't miss the museum's highlight--the Concorde 002 located in hall four. Arrange your visit to Fleet Air Arm Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ilchester using our Ilchester trip planner .
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  • Spent a day here when the weather wasn't looking too promising. Excellent display of aircraft, over four halls. Plenty to see and participate in. Good facilities for children if it is dry and warm out...  more »
  • The museum is overpriced and as an ex Fleet Air Arm member was very disappointing. Cartoon footage of carrier take-off and landing. When queried about this was told "Due to copyright" but in other par...  more »
  • A great museum if you are interested in navy aircraft. Lot of thought was put into the displays. There is a simulation of the helicopter was a great experience. It was excellent having a chance to go inside Concorde! If you’re in the area you definitely need to consider a visit! Cafe on site serves hot/cold meals and drinks. Play area available for younger children to have outdoor fun.
  • I always said one day I would revisit this Museum and finally I have, about 40 years after my first visit! Took my Daughter and her partner and we had a great time. Really interesting and fun. Starting to show it's age, but even so well worth a day out. Loved Concorde, and the Aircraft carrier experience too. Very friendly staff, well worth it.
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