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Conservation In Action - Behind the Scenes Tour at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

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Have you ever wondered how the team carry out the conservation and restoration work on the aircraft in at the Fleet Air Arm Museum? Why not book a behind the scenes ‘Conservation in Action’ tour with the Museum’s Principal Conservator of Naval Aircraft David Morris.

Each tour will last approx. 2 hours and start with a presentation where you will get an understanding of the thinking and decision making behind the conservation projects, you will then tour through the exhibition halls examining in detail aircraft such as the WW2 fighter aircraft Corsair KD431 that has been the subject of a paint archaeology program to remove paint from the 1960s and reveal the totally original wartime paint beneath and finish with a look at work in progress on the unique rebuild of Fairey Barracuda DP872 (in the new Arthur Kimberley Viewing Gallery).


With over 40 years’ experience in the field David will give visitors on the tour a very detailed and informative insight into all aspects of the Museum’s Restoration and Conservation work at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.


Dates and times


Thursday 6th June 2024

Thursday 5th Sept 2024

Thursday 5th Dec 2024


Tours at 10.30am and 2pm each day.




Tickets are £30 per person.


Tours strictly pre booked only and limited to 10 people maximum per tour. Museum Access is included on the day of your visit.


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