It’s an action-packed February half term at the Fleet Air Arm Museum with amazing circus tricks from StrongWomen Science and the Great British Take Off.
Be wowed by naval aircraft in four halls, including the thrilling new family-friendly Carrier Experience. Refuel in the recently refurbished Warnefords Café, and let the little ones try out the mini play area.
FREE activities included with a museum ticket:
11th and 12th February,
10am to 3pm
A display of Philip Warren’s Matchstick Fleet, a culmination of a lifetime’s work. The collection, built entirely from matches and matchboxes, spans 525 ships and 1,000 aircraft. It includes the ships of the Royal Navy and beyond, illustrating the development of warships from the end of WWII right up to the present day.
StrongWomen Science Circus 14th and 15th February,
11am, and 1:30pm
Ever wanted to know how to balance a chair on your chin? Or if it’s possible to juggle liquid? StrongWomen Aoife (an engineer) and Maria (an environmental scientist) reveal the amazing science behind their astounding tricks.
The Great British Take Off
16th and 17th February,
10am to 2pm.
Get involved building and launching a balsa wood aircraft from the museum’s own model aircraft carrier. Choose a type of wing from a Swordfish to a Seafire or even a new F-35 Lightning and watch it go! Who can design the one which flies the furthest?
The New Carrier Experience
Blending the best of technology with the scale of a carrier flight deck to transport visitors from the pioneer years of WWI all the way to the modern HMS Queen Elizabeth class carriers of today. Virtually meet a cast of characters to get a taste – and feel – of what those serving onboard experienced.
Fleet Air Arm Museum tickets can be purchased online here