THE Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has published data on its members for 2023, with Fleet Air Arm Museum showing impressive growth, Finley Vowles reports.

The data shows that the Yeovilton-based museum saw a 33 per cent increase in visitors last year, which brings it to pre-Covid levels of visitation.

The total number of visitors for 2023 was almost 87,000, with them seeing noticeable success re-engaging on a local level with its winter-long 30 per cent discount offer to residents.

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General Manager, Marc Farrance, said: “The last year has been a good one for us with real shoots of recovery post-Covid and we’re thrilled to be included in Alva’s list of leading attractions.”

He also spoke about the improvements that the museum has been making, and how it is a big factor in the increased popularity: “School holidays are buoyant and the gallery improvements we’ve made in the last 18 months with our refreshed aircraft carrier exhibition and Barracuda Live: the Big Build which reconstructs a complete, non-flying Barracuda aircraft are proving to be really popular.”

A ticket to Fleet Air Arm Museum grants access throughout the year, so new events and features can be enjoyed at no additional cost.