One of the premier attractions in the Southwest. The
FleetAirArmMuseum offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the
whole family. You’ll be up close and personal among the giants
of aviation history in Europe’s largest collection of Naval
aircraft- stepping on board the first British Concorde and
seeing the cockpit of the legend first hand.
The museum takes you to the heart of the action
within the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience. You’ll ‘fly’
by helicopter to the replica flight deck of HMS Ark Royal. On
board you’ll see ten aircraft and two enormous projection screens
showing a Phantom Interceptor Fighter and Buccaneer Low Level
Strike Bomber take off and land around you. The sonic and visual
assault on the senses is breathtaking.
You’ll experience the drama of a working flight deck
and feel the wind in your hair as you witness an air sea rescue
when a Buccaneer is lost over the side of the Ark Royal into the
sea. You will even see a nuclear bomb. Inside the Ark Royal is a
series of faithfully reconstructed cabins and operational areas,
from the Bridge to the ‘Goofers’ Deck’ which looks down on the
flight deck below.
Also, combine operations and try our fantastic new
external play facility - great fun for all the family and inspired
by the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The Museum
also has a licensed cafe, shop, ample free parking and excellent
Across the road from the Museum is the Reserve
Collection which opens to the public on special occasions
throughout the year. The collection includes over thirty historic
aircraft and over 1,000,000 records and artefacts, including. one
of the largest collections of Westland Helicopters, the only
surviving example of a WW1 aircraft carrier and the dramatic early
stages of a reconstruction of what will become the world’s only
Barracuda torpedo bomber.
More than a museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum is an exciting experience
revealing the history of Naval Aviation in a compelling and
engaging way for all ages. Situated alongside Europe’s busiest
military air station, you may even see military aircraft going
through their rigorous training procedures.
Visit The FleetAirArmMuseum.