Fleet Air Arm Museum
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Quick Description: Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing 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.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/3/2010 4:20:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM9MAG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The National Museum of the Royal Navy comprises four Museums, reflecting the fact that the Royal Navy operates on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air.
Welcome to the Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing 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 will change your perception of aircraft Museums.
Celebrating 100 years of Wow!

The Fleet Air Arm Musum's new Fly Navy 100 exhibition dramatically presents 100 years of naval aviation from its first air ship 1909, to today's formidable air power from the sea.
The Museum has the first British built Concorde which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit. In addition, you will see the Museum's award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.

Where the Museum meets theatre. You'll 'fly' by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL. On board the Ark Royal you'll see fighter aircraft and two enormous projection screens showing a Phantom strike fighter and a Buccaneer strike bomber. Once on board you can visit the ’Island’ control rooms and bridge and even see a nuclear bomb.

Outside, there is a Mini Marines Assault course, and licensed restaurant, ample free parking and excellent disabled access. Find out more by exploring this Web Site and then see us for yourself.

The location of the Museum is at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton (also known as HMS Heron) in Somerset. With more flights in and out of RNAS Yeovilton than any other military air station in Europe you are likely to see aircraft going through their rigorous training procedures.

The Museum is open all year round.

Summer Opening Hours (29th Mar 2010 - 31st Oct 2010):
Open daily, 10.00am to 5.30pm
Last admission: 4.00pm
Last entry to the Carrier Exhibition: 4.15pm
Winter Opening Hours (1st Nov 2010 - 31st Mar 2011):
Open Wed to Sun, 10.00am to 4.30pm
(Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays unless school holidays)
Last admission: 3.00pm
Last entry to the Carrier Exhibition: 3.15pm
Open all Somerset Half Terms & School Holidays, except 24/25/26 December.
Please note that the Swordfish Restaurant is open 7 days a week. Last entry at 5.00pm in Summer and 4.00pm in winter.

Please check the website for latest events and price guides.
Opening hours: Open daily, 10.00am to 5.30pm. Last admission 4.00pm

Open all year: Yes

Related web-page: [Web Link]

Wikipedia link:: [Web Link]

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