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Planning your Visit

Pre-booking & Contacts

Pre-booking is essential for all age groups to guarantee a pre-booking entrance rate.

To book please contact the Museum's Learning Department on 01935 842633 or email us at [email protected]

Elliott Bailey, Learning Manager (STEM)

Wendy Adams, Learning Producer

Catherine Hallett, Group Bookings

     Pre-booked Admission Prices



Pupil (UK  only) £4.50
Student 18 years + £4.50
Pupil/Student (International) £7.50
Teaching & Supervisory Staff (Primary) Free (1:5 Teacher: Pupil)
Teaching & Supervisory Staff (Secondary + Post 16) Free (1:10 Teacher: Pupil)
Additional Supervisory Staff £7.00
Resource Charge (optional): Gas Mask Boxes £30 per session - Max 30 pupils
Resource Charge (optional): ID Cards £15 per session  - Max 30 pupils
Workshop Charge

£50 per session per class of 30

£80 per double session (with the same class of 30 pupils)

Group size 

We can often accommodate large groups of multiple classes, either on discovery visits or within multiple workshops. However, please note that, as we may need to make special arrangements to accommodate large groups, please contact us as early as possible to secure and plan your visit.

Lunch facilities and vehicle parking

During the summer months groups are invited to use the large grassed area at the front of the Museum where they may eat packed lunches. Primary pupils may use the adventure playground. During the cold or wet weather, groups may use the Swordfish Centre adjacent to the Museum's restaurant, if it is available. If it is not, we will make every effort to find a dry and warm room. We ask for your co-operation in leaving these areas tidy and free of litter.

There are spaces for up to 9 coaches in the main car park. If you are using minibuses please park in the car parking area if possible. All vehicle parking at the Museum is free.

Supervision of groups

Supervision of groups is the responsibility of the teachers, group leaders or other nominated adults in the party. Please ensure that such persons are aware of what is expected of them. Close supervision is especially relevant in the Museum shop and during the ‘Carrier Experience' and no one under 16 is permitted in the latter unless accompanied by an adult. Above all it must be impressed on groups that NO RUNNING is allowed in the Museum. Aircraft have a surprising number of sharp edges and an impact can result in injury.

Risk assessment

We recommend that leaders of visiting groups prepare a risk assessment before the visit. Guidelines to assist you are available on request. We offer all group leaders the chance to make a free preliminary visit to the Museum.

Accessibility / Disabled Visitors

We have successfully hosted many visits by groups with specific needs and will do what we can to accommodate your group's needs. The main entrance to the Museum is up a flight of stairs. There is a ground level entrance for those who cannot easily manage these stairs. This is signposted and entrance is gained via a buzzer that alerts Museum staff. Most of the Museum is accessible to wheelchairs. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors' use. Visitors with visual impairments may have close, tactile access to the aircraft. For more details on the facilities and programmes available for your group please contact us.

Location of site

The Museum is located on the B3151 just south of the A303 in Somerset near Ilchester. The Museum is well signposted from the A303.
The Museum covers a site about 3.5 hectares (4 aircraft hangers) so you will need a minimum of 2-3 hours to see all the exhibitions.

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