The Fleet Air Arm Museum’s Reserve Collection is now larger than many other entire aircraft museums and is housed in a purpose built and climate-controlled building called Cobham Hall. Cobham Hall is now bulging with our precious assortment of all things “naval aviation heritage” as we just keep on adding to it! With this in mind, we fully appreciate the interest to get ‘behind the scenes’ and as such will be holding a series of dates in 2017 for special guided tours. (the next is 8th June 2017.)
Aero Hall - A one hour whistle stop tour with our Aircraft Curator and Engineers. Tickets available online at this link.
The aircraft housed in Cobham Hall are in various stages of preservation, repair or just storage. We have many rare examples that you will not see anywhere else in existence, included the world's oldest surviving aircraft carrier, the Lighter T3 which is on the National Register of Historic Vessels. This sixty feet long streamlined craft was towed behind fast RN destroyers, allowing aircraft to take off at sea during World War 1.
Three sessions per day– 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Tours commence from Cobham Hall itself and you must assemble there at the appropriate time (not the Museum), please see the PDF below with instructions on how to get there (short distance from the Museum).
Cobham Hall Directions
All tours will be £12.00 per person, places are limited and MUST be booked in advance either online or via the Museum Ticket Box.
Price does not include access to the main Museum. Tickets available online at this link. Tickets go on sale early 2017.