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. Put Fleet Air Arm Museum and other Yeovil attractions into our Yeovil vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • Really excellent. I'm not a real aircraft enthusiast but the exhibits were incredibly interesting. My three year old's mind melted. The interactive rescue helicopter and walk through of the Concord were highlights. When their planned playground area opens it will be the perfect day out with the little guy. Would have given it five stars but several of the video weren't working - most notably the aircraft carrier landing experience.
  • A great day out for all ages. The carrier experience is very well done... Some say dated but it is set to reflect on the 1970's Ark Royal. Excellent viewing area for the airfield too.
  • A very enjoyable day with a great team of staff both in the restaurant and the museum. The interactive and interesting exhibits made the five hours we were there pass surprisingly quickly.
  • Brilliant place! Fantastic array of aircraft. Walkers very knowledgeable on the aircraft and their specific history. Well laid out in a chronological manner. Viewing gallery very good to see an active airfield.
  • Great day out for all the family a lite something for everyone. Interactive and fun exhibits. Children loved the helicopter ride! Only downside was the graphics and technology on the carrier experience are dated. Doesn't really detract though - just a lover of tech. Thanks to all from the museum.

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