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Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum

Pioneering naval aviation since 1909


Recommended by Petrolheads Welcome members


Recommended by Petrolheads Welcome member, Sara B.  This is what she tells us:

“While obviously a museum of planes and helicopters, although there is one car, this location is well used by car clubs. The parking is expansive, flat and tarmac. The restaurant is well priced and the food tasty albeit a little limited in range. There are plenty of picnic areas for sunnier days from which you can watch flight movements on what is an operational base. The exhibits in the museum are well displayed in four halls and there are elevated areas from which to get a different perspective. The Fleet Air Arm predates the RAF and used balloons before powered flight. So there are planes from the dawn of flight to modern fighters and include rarities such as the Short S184 and the air speed record Fairey Delta 2. Concorde 002 can be entered at no extra cost (unlike some museums). Lots of engines and interesting historical displays as well. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly.”

Some of us have been on car club visits here so can confirm all of this.

Thanks Sara!

You can find the FBHVC’s directory of Motor Museums HERE.

Additional Details

  • Good for club gatherings
  • Smooth, Level, No speedbumps, Suitable for low cars, Tarmac, Marked spaces