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Take to the skies at the Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the Royal Navy in the air.

With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft, more than 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts, the Museum is Europe's largest naval aviation Museum.

It is also home to the first British Concorde and the award-winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.

Museum Open
10am–4.30pm, Wednesday – Sunday

Open all week during Somerset school holidays, from February to October
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT
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Pioneering naval aviation since 1909

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is a must-see attraction with its wide range of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft exhibits, some of which date back over 100 years.

Step inside the first British Concorde, experience the thrills of a working flight deck and witness a dramatic air-sea rescue on the Aircraft Carrier Experience plus much more. The perfect all-weather venue means you can visit anytime of year for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Come and enjoy the Fleet Air Arm Museum with all the family today.

Tour of the Fleet Air Arm Museum

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Yeovilton houses one of the largest collections of historic Royal Navy aircraft dating back over 100 years.

What to see

40th Anniversary Falklands Conflict exhibition

See the Falklands war through the eyes of a Royal Navy Petty Officer who served during the war.

Airfield Viewing Area

Catch a glimpse of what life is like on Europe's busiest military Air Station – Royal Navy Air Service Yeovilton - home to more than 100 aircraft and some 4,300 personnel. 

Aircraft Carrier Experience – Airfield at Sea

Experience the Fleet Air Arm like never before on our new for 2022 state-of-the-art Aircraft Carrier Experience - landing 27 July 2022.

Pioneers to Professionals: Women of the Royal Navy

Discover the awe-inspiring story behind the pioneering women who laid the foundations for the Women’s Royal Navy Service and shaped it into what it is today.

Saved! 100 years of Search and Rescue

Get the pulsating experience of what it would be like to be rescued by an aircraft at the Saved! 100 years of Search and Rescue exhibit at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Welcome Gallery – New for 2022

Get Ready to Experience Life at Full Throttle!

Concorde 002

Get your boarding passes ready and step on-board Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Plan a visit

By car

The Museum is located at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton - also known as HMS Heron. It is on the B3151 just off the A303 and A37. It is accessible from the M5 motorway, junction 25 at Taunton. If you are using a Sat Nav device, the postcode is BA22 8HW

By rail

The Museum is accessible via rail and public transport: Visitors are advised to access mainline routes to Yeovil Pen Mill, Yeovil Junction or Castle Cary stations.

Please note you will need to book a taxi to and from the museum if using a rail service.

Accessibility is important to us. We are continually striving to improve our overall position to provide as much access as we can to all who visit our site. For any questions regarding access in advance of your visit, please contact us by telephone on 01935 840565 or email fleetairarm.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk.

Accessible Parking

The Museum has a large car park (230 spaces) which is situated to the left immediately upon entering the site, 15 spaces are allocated to disabled visitors. All Parking onsite is FREE and no advance booking is required. The Museum Ground Floor entrance is approx. 50m from the Car Park.

Entrance

Be aware that the site is a working Naval Air Station and certain areas may present difficulties to visitors who use wheelchairs, with a restricted mobility or who are visually impaired. Access to the Museum is either via a large staircase (situated around 40 metres from the car park) or via a pedestrian gate on the ground floor.

Admission

Registered disabled visitors to the Museum should purchase an appropriate ticket according to their age. They are eligible to bring along a carer for free if required. A complimentary day ticket can be allocated to the carer on request at our Ticket Desk on arrival and is included with the online ticket purchase.

Physical Access

Approximately 95% of the Museum is fully accessible by those in wheelchairs and the Museum has a number of wheelchairs freely available for visitors to use. To book a wheelchair in advance please contact us by telephone on 01935 840565 or email fleetairarm.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk.

There are lifts giving access to most exhibits on the first floor. Areas which have restricted access without use of a lift include inside the fuselage of Concorde and some upper galleries within Hall Two.

Hearing "induction loops" are installed at the Ticket Desk, Information Office and on audio information points in Halls One and Four.

Toilets

The Museum has easy access toilets and baby changing facilities. These facilities are located in Halls One, Two and Four.

Other Information

For those with visual impairment, we are happy to arrange a guide for you to assist you with your visit. Assistance dogs are of course welcome. The Museum's Visitor Experience team are pleased to welcome those with learning difficulties and individual practical sessions can be arranged along with guided tours as appropriate. Please contact us on advance by telephone on 01935 840565 or email fleetairarm.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk to arrange any additional access requirements.

Facilities we have available on site are:

  • Accessible Toilets.
  • Baby Changing Facilities.
  • FREE Wifi (registration required).
  • Internal Picnic Area.
  • Café (Warnefords)
  • Internal Soft Play and External Play Area

Refreshments are available inside the Museum in Warneford’s Café.

Warneford’s Café is an ideal place to recharge and refuel. Here you will find a range of hot and cold snacks, delicious treats and a wide range of drinks. We have daily Vegan and Gluten Free options available on the menu.

For more information about the catering available at the Museum, please contact the Visitor Experience Team on 01935 842600. You are welcome to bring your own food and have a picnic on site.

During summer months picnic benches are available on the designated grassed area in front of the Museum. Those with a picnic are also welcome to utilise table space within the Warneford’s Café in the museum.

Our locations continue to implement additional hygiene and safety measures including enhanced cleaning, sanitisation stations, one-way systems and social distancing markers.

The following safety measures will be implemented when visiting the Historic Dockyard attractions;

  • We strongly encourage face masks to be worn by all visitors aged 11 years or older, unless medically exempt, while visiting the Dockyard and its attractions
  • Visitors are encouraged to pre-booked online, however, walk-up visitors will be accommodated
  • We also strongly encourage visitors to continue to follow social distancing practices

Due to the potential impact of COVID sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to get in touch or have a specific enquiry please email: Fleetairarm.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk.

Find out more information on our dedicated school visits page.

For information on group visits please email your requirements to groups@nmrn.org.uk.

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Gift shop

Browse our online shop for the latest collection of naval themed gifts and souvenirs.