The Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the history of British naval aviation. Investigate naval aviation from the first manned kites, airships, seaplanes, bi-planes to the carrier craft of World War 2 and modern Sea Harriers and helicopters. Part of the display is a mock-up of the carrier HMS Ark Royal as it would have appeared in the 1970s and aircraft are displayed as if they are on the deck.Air Day
Fleet Air Arm Museum Aircraft Carrier Experience
The Aircraft Carrier Experience is an award winning tourist attraction within the Museum. It’s where 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 taking off and landing. Once on board you will visit the ’Island’ control rooms and bridge and even see a nuclear bomb.
The history of the Royal Navy is preserved for the benefit of today’s and future generations by the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) which includes four museums of the Royal Navy (NMRN Portsmouth & HMS Victory, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Royal Marines Museum). Together they tell the story of the Royal Navy – On the Sea, Under the Sea, In the Air and On the Land.