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Stuck for something to do on a rainy day?Ditch the brolly, we're completely undercover!With four large halls filled with the best bits of British naval aviation history, including full sized aircraft, there's plenty of places to explore.
With four large halls filled with the best bits of British naval aviation history, including full sized aircraft, there's plenty of places to explore.
At the museum we're completely undercover, creating the perfect escape on a blustery day when you want to get out of the house, but still hide from the rain.
Will we let the weather beat us? Certainly not, pack that bag, pull on those wellies and make sure you've got your annual ticket to the Fleet Air Arm Museum.
Here's our top five things to do at the museum to beat those blustery days...
Hall 1 takes you 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 the Second World War to modern Sea Harriers and helicopters.
New exhibitions often land in Hall 2 - this large, long hanger is full of historic aircraft that you can get really close to and jets you can sit in.
The latest exhibition to join us, Pioneers to Professionals: Woman and the Royal Navy is now open. It features some fascinating stories about women who were actively working on board serving ships and supporting naval operations before 1917 right up to today.
Head to Hall 3 and step into a fully immersive aircraft carrier experience. From landing on deck in the helicopter to watching the aircraft land, see what Royal Navy carrier crew do on a day to day basis.
This is one not to be missed - for the kids and big kids alike!
We're based on an active Royal Navy airfield which you'll see when you arrive in the car park.
Want to watch what's happening on the airfield but it's tipping down?
Don't stand outside the museum in the rain, head inside to one of the two airfield viewing points. One is situated on the ground floor and the other is directly above it on floor two.
Sit or stand without getting wet and watch the comings and goings of the aircraft.
At the museum there's often volunteers on hand to answer questions or help you around the museum.
Lots of them have a wonderful background relating to the Royal Navy and the Fleet Air Arm Museum and some are even former members of the Women's Royal Naval Service, also known as WRNS.
Their stories are absolutely fascinating and they're often more than happy to share them, all you have to do is ask. You'll usually find volunteers in green tops at various locations around the museum.
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum
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