Fleet Air Arm Museum
Since 1964, Somerset’s Fleet Air Arm Museum has immersed guests in the history of British naval aviation. Four main exhibition spaces showcase a range of historic aircraft, while interactive displays provide plenty for visitors of all ages to see and do—including an award-winning aircraft carrier experience and an outdoor play area.
Book in advance to guarantee access to Europe’s largest naval aviation collection. Peruse the exhibits at your own pace, look out for active aircraft from observation rooms, or relax in the on-site café while the kids explore the themed play area. Plus, the museum’s proximity to Haynes International Motor Museum and Lytes Cary Manor makes it easy to check off several family-friendly attractions in one day.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Fleet Air Arm Museum is a must for families, aviation enthusiasts, and engineering experts alike.
The museum is mostly accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and visitors with special needs—check ahead of time for exceptions. The entrance is step-free.
How to Get There
Drivers can park for free in the on-site car park—follow the signs on the B3151. The closest train station is in the town of Yeovil, south of the museum. Public transit in the area is limited, though the Superfast 2 bus service runs every Saturday. Otherwise, it’s best to book a taxi connection from the train station in advance.
When to Get There
The Fleet Air Arm Museum is typically open daily from April through October, and Wednesday through Sunday the rest of the year. The museum regularly schedules commemorative events, shows, and behind-the-scenes tours—take a look at the calendar.
From the Skies to the Streets
About a 10-minute drive from the Fleet Air Arm Museum, transport buffs can continue the fun at Haynes International Motor Museum, where 17 exhibition areas reveal the history of motoring. A car-themed play area keeps little ones engaged while you admire vintage vehicles, flashy Ferraris, and all that’s in between.
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