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. 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.


The Museum is also part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) whose wider collections include items relating to the Royal Marines, Submarine Service, Surface Fleet and naval firepower among many other things. For more information please check out the main NMRN collections page.