Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ilchester

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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 Yeovil using our Yeovil trip planner .
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  • I have been here a couple of times now and always love it. There are lots of different things to do! There's a big simulation experience, real aircraft to get on and look around, information boards to...  more »
  • Came here with family although it was really for myself! You are on an active airfield that is quite busy so lots to see as well as a great park to keep the kids entertained before you even get in. In...  more »
  • We visited the museum on the one rainy day of our stay in Dorset. Booked online and cost was reasonable. Still to queue for about 15 mins which was a bit annoying. Once inside there's loads to see. Hi...  more »
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  • This place could be amazing, but I felt it was let down by the quality of the interactive features for kids. I went with my 5 year old son and after his initial disappointment that the playground was shut (for improvements which look great BTW) I expected there would be enough inside to keep him busy (along with looking at the planes) but I found the designated kids area very lacking and a few of the hands on things about the museum were out of order. Also, the coffee in the cafe was a non starter, I couldn't see a proper machine so didn't even make more than a few steps in before hastily turning on my heels. Hope this place can up its game as it offers a unique experience if you have an interest in aviation.
  • Great day out! Layout and exhibits really good. Access good for all, cafe handy outside with play area,and of course re entry to carry on browsing.
  • Very well done. A lot of effort put into the ark royal carrier experience. Well laid out and easy to follow round. A+
  • Great family day out. Even my daughter loved it. :) Carrier experience is the highlight even if it's showing it's age. Fantastic new playground for little ones. Great staff. Spent all day there.
  • Plenty to see and do if Avation is your thing.New outside play area is a massive plus for younger visitors.Plenty of rare static aircraft you won't see elsewhere.Informative displays and plenty of areas for younger visitors to amuse themselves.Nice shop area,helpful staff. Spent 5hours there,went round twice.Cant comment on cafe as only got 3 coffee's Look for discounts before you go,as I saved 20% off by using a voucher online,they even have the leaflets and vouchers in the cafe entrance for the discount. Highly recommended can't wait to visit again.😁😁

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