Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ilchester

4.7
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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  • Absolutely to see, recommended to those who have children d8 all ages . Commensurate ticket cost. Parts of the museum interactive, also reproduction of an aircraft carrier with illustrated route inside. Indoor and outdoor dining area. Recommended!
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  • I spent a lovely day touring this museum. Although my visit took place during the mid-term school holidays which meant there were a lot of visitors especially in the morning, towards the mid afternoon...  more »
  • Lots of plane exhibits plus a 40 minute audio visual tour of the flight deck of an aircraft carrier giving lots of background information I bet you di not know . Test concorde 2 gives the opportuniity...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place for young and old ... If they like planes and helicopters. It is big enough for a 3-4 hour visit yet not so big that it is overwhelming. I particularly enjoyed seeing the first British Concorde. Some of the planes are shown part restored. There are lots of helpful volunteers who can explain more about the exhibits. Tip: it is cheaper to buy tickets in advance online.
  • Good but attention to detail required. We took a self catering picnic but wanted to buy drinks. The dispenser inside was out of order so had to walk outside to the restaurant where there were huge queues so a long wait just for 2 purchases - more tills required. Eventually took the drinks back inside to be told No sugary drinks to be consumed - great! A water fountain would be a good alternative to single use plastic bottles. Not enough access to static aircraft - if they're redundant please allow us to get more hands on especially for children as there's not much fun looking at aircraft from behind a cordon. On the plus side the aircraft carrier display was stunning and gave a very realistic demonstration of what goes on. Overall a good day out and the tickets are valid for 12 months so we'll probably return.
  • Well worth a visit. Make sure you leave enough time as this is definitely a film days trip. Exhibition halls are split into different eras of flight culminating in the Carrier experience. This hall is brilliantly designed to be an Aircraft Carrier during the 80’s with deck, planes and Conning Tower.
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