Last updated: Fri 10 May 2013

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has the first British built Concorde which you can go on-board and view the cockpit.

Fleet Air Arm MuseumThe Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world’s second largest naval aviation museum.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, as well as models of Royal Navy ships, especially aircraft carriers.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has, since 1964, been collecting material relating to the Royal Naval Air Service, the Fleet Air Arm and its context within naval aviation in general, which are of international significance.

Each hall has ground floor and upper levels telling the stories of naval aviation from the first manned kites towed behind naval vessels, to helium filled airships, seaplanes, bi-planes and the carrier borne aircraft of WW2 and modern Sea Harriers and helicopters.

Learn more about the theory of flight and see some truly exceptional aircraft including the first British built Concorde, and two delta wing test aircraft – the Handley Page 115 and the Fairey Delta Two.

The Museum’s Reserve Collection, housed in Cobham Hall, a Heritage Lottery funded climate controlled building, comprises 30 historic aircraft, 2 million archive records and some 30,000 artefacts.

Cobham Hall opens to the public at least once a year when it attracts visitors from all over the UK to see its unique collection of aircraft, records & artefacts, many of which have never before been seen on public display.

This is a must-see attraction if you are visiting the South West, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset with its wide range of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft exhibits. A perfect all weather venue for family holidays.

Distance from Nunney
24.3 miles (39.1 km)
39 minutes

Contact information
Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton
Ilchester
Somerset
BA22 8HT
Telephone 01935 840 565
Email info@fleetairarm.com
Web www.fleetairarm.comlink

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