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Fleet Air Arm Museum

B3151 | RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8HT, England
+44 1935 840565
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Good day out

Just enjoyed a fun day out here. It's huge inside and nicely spread out. The volunteers here are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JakeEastman
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Good day out

Visited with my son. We both have an interest in aircraft and found the displays and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Davidhatton
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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B3151 | RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8HT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just enjoyed a fun day out here. It's huge inside and nicely spread out. The volunteers here are little worlds of knowledge and are happy to speak with you for ages, sharing their knowledge and information with you. Was lovely to see the Concorde! It...More

Thank JakeEastman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited with my son. We both have an interest in aircraft and found the displays and exhibits informative and interesting.. The interactive display and launch and recovery sections of The Carrier section make photography difficult. Perhaps more time could be allowed between different interactive elements,...More

Thank Davidhatton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with my uncle who was visiting from Canada. I am so glad we had free tickets as I would be asking for my money back. The overall layout is fine, but with technology as it is now, the whole place is so...More

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FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and I apologise that your visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum did not meet your expectations. We are currently working very hard on some new installations to the Museum, namely a new interactive welcome area for our visitors, an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as a family of five for a day out when staying down in Devon. Easy to find with satnav. Good parking, plenty of it. We prebooked tickets so it saved a little on the price too. Were there for at least five hours with...More

Thank gmac61
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your positive review and we are glad you enjoyed your day. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must, set out like a normal aviation museum however someone has given it some serious thought and time planning it all. Highly recommended for a visit even for small/young families as you can get very close to and climb aboard several...More

Thank 900markrabbit
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. It is good to hear that our Carrier Exhibition continues to surprise and delight visitors. Hopefully you were able to see some aircraft flying from the viewing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this museum when I was a little girl and this was the first time I had returned since then. My boys had a truly fantastic time, we easily spent 4 hours there and could have taken longer! It has been really well...More

Thank Jamc16
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you had a great day with us and hope to be able to welcome you and your family back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They sure have packed a lot of stuff in one place ! Good work guys ! It was an awesome day out ! Constantly learning as you walk around. Seeing everything up close is much more amazing than I had thought ! The only thing...More

Thank Jayde R
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had no idea that the Royal Navy had its own aeroplanes and helicopters to play with. The museum relates the history of the Fleet Air Arm from its founding from the time of WW1 to the new generation of carrier-based fighters (apparently we...More

Thank John G
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited several times and there is always more to see. I never seem to allow enough time to see everything - which is why I always go back! Always enjoy seeing the Concorde there, and watching activity going on around the Naval Air Station

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you can come and see us again later this year as we have new exhibitions and a new children's play area opening very soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit the fleet air arm for a long time but I have to say, I was disappointed. It was boring and old fashioned. We took my 11 year old grandson and he found it boring. The best bit was the tour...More

Thank Lynn L
FAAMUS, Manager at Fleet Air Arm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that your recent visit did not meet your expectations. We are currently working hard on a number of new installations around the Museum, including an orientation space for visitors, a brand new children's play area and...More

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Alice19863
Can you go into the Concorde?
26 May 2017|
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Response from Dafischer | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, not much to see and very narrow
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568PeterJ568
Is the museum walkable from Ilchester as the bus services seem a little sparxe?
17 February 2017|
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Response from ZedFox | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peter, it's doable - yes it's a busy-ish road but there's a pavement, but as others have said, it's a couple of miles so you'd need to be comfortable with that. There aren't any hills though so that makes it easier 😊
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55kitten
Is there a quiz for children to do on their way around the museum?
24 October 2016|
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Response from FAAMUS | Property representative |
We have Various trails that we put out for all ages please speak to the info office on arrival and they will point these out to you thanks Adrian Visitor Experience Manager FAAM
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