Society of Friends Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) was formed in 1979. A thriving and active organisation, its object is the education of the public by promotion, support, assistance and improvement of the museum through the activities of a group of members. It aims to achieve this object by a lively programme of events, including talks and excursions. Some details of these events can be seen in this website.


The Fleet Air Arm Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday* and SoFFAAM members have FREE entry and they are encouraged to pre-book via the special FAAM portal below. Entry to the FAA Museum is also possible on a ‘walk-in’ basis with the relaxing of the covid pandemic restrictions.


Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum

Usual membership concessions are available. A SoFFAAM member can bring four guests at a discount of 30% on the normal ticket price, they will have to purchase standard entry tickets from the Museum website. You must use this code DEFNMRN01 on the booking site to receive your guest tickets discount. Children from 3 to 15 have to pay the Child Admission price, although children’s tickets can be purchased using the above discount. Children 2 and under are free.

This valuable benefit of Museum entry to SoFFAAM members and their guests is kindly given by the Museum staff.

*The museum is also open Mondays and Tuesdays during School Holidays. See the FAA Museum website by clicking on the link above.

Membership Benefits

The Society draws its membership from a broad cross-section of society (by no means all from a military background) at home and abroad. Membership is around 1,000 and continues to expand. The membership fee is only £14 per annum with Life and Family Membership options available.

Unlimited free entry to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Europe’s largest naval aircraft collection for a year of SoFFAAM Membership.

Members are invited to contribute to our lively Journal “Jabberwock”. This is provided free of charge to all members on a quarterly basis.

Click here to go to the Membership page for full details.


SoFFAAM, like all charitable societies, relies on donations from our generous membership and like-minded members of the public to maintain our donations and grants to the Fleet Air Arm Museum which enables them to continue with conservation and preservation of rare aircraft and artefacts. To make a donation please click the PayPal logo below: