The Helicopter Museum

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This unique collection of over 80 helicopters and autogyros forms the world’s largest dedicated rotorcraft museum and the only one in the United Kingdom.

New For 2017 - The Weston Aviation Exhibition. A brand new permanent exhibition charting the history of aviation in Weston-super-Mare opens in the newly restored Air Traffic Control Tower and WWII Era Pilots Block on site.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Transport heritage site, Heritage site

Opening hours

April-October
Wed-Sun 1000-1730
November-March
Wed-Sun 1000-1630
Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Open 7 days for Easter Fortnight and school summer holidays

Closed: Dec 24th, 25th, 26th and Jan 1st

Admission charges

2017 Admission Charges
Adults £7.50
O.A.P / Disabled £6.50
Children (4-15) £4.50
Family Tickets Available
GIFT AID AT NO ADDITIONAL COST FOR FREE 12 MONTH RE-ADMISSION.

Getting there

2 miles from junction 21 of the M5.
Just follow the brown propellor signs.

Collection details

Aviation, Land Transport, Science and Technology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Cadillacs and Copters - Classic American Car Show

  • 3 September 2017 10am-5pm

View a selection of classic american cars on display to the general public.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Classic Bus & Steam Rally

  • 10 September 2017 10am-5pm

View over 50 classic buses and 70 helicopters at this transport enthusiasts dream day out. Rare vehicles from the 50's and 60's will be on display alongside the worlds largest helicopter collection.

This will be more than just a static display with the chance to take heritage bus rides throughout the day!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Usual Admission Applies

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Spotters Weekend

  • 16 — 17 September 2017

Guided tours of the reserve collection take place throughout the day.
Please bring suitable outside clothing. View over 15 helicopter airframes held as spares or awaiting restoration including the Beatles Helicopter from the film 'A Hard Days Night'.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

Usual museum admission charges apply. No extra cost for tours or behind the scenes access.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Helicopter Museum of Army Flying

Museum Founder's Tour

  • 3 June 2017 From 10am

Discover the history of the museum, the stories of its acquisitions and discover how one man grew a private collection of helicopter memorabilia into the Worlds largest collection of Rotorcraft.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

Free Lecture and Tour. Standard Museum admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Murder At The Museum

  • 2 July 2017 10am-5:30pm

Meet the suspects, search the museum for clues and solve the crime. Certificate for those who solve the murder.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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The North Somerset Scale Model Show

  • 9 July 2017 10am-5:30pm

THE AWARD WINNING SHOW RETURNS!!
Model Workshops.
Open Cockpits.
Charity Stalls.
Competitions.
Try Your Hand At Model Making With The Experts.
Trade Stands.
Over 120 exhibitors under one roof.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Usual Museum Admission applies

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Flight Simulator Convention and Drone Show

  • 22 — 23 July 2017 10am-5pm

Over 30 flight simulators will be set-up in the aircraft hangars for visitors to 'test fly' including several simulators of WWI and WWII fighter planes. Trade stands, themed catering and optional flights available. Visiting aircraft can be viewed on the museum's helipad.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Classical Recital

  • 5 August 2017 2-3pm

An ensemble of two young sicilian virtuosos, the Ten Strings Duo will be performing at The Helicopter Museum on the afternoon of Saturday 5th August as part of their European Tour. Their repertoire varies from early 19th century composers to contemporary authors. They have only recently performed in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies.
No extra charges for live concert.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Halloween Family Fun Day

  • 22 October 2017 10-5:30am

FREE ENTRY FOR ALL CHILDREN IN HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS!!
Dare you climb aboard the 'Haunted Helicopter' ??
Open Cockpits.
Hell-icopter flights
Childrens games and competitions including...
Fancy Dress, Musical Statues and loads more.
Costumed Characters and zombies on the prowl.
Stalls, Face painting.
Flight (Fright) Simulator
Childrens Trail
The Haunted Graveyard Walk Through Experience
Meet Owls and Birds of Prey

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Admission

Free Admission For all Children In Halloween Fancy Dress. Adults £7.50,

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Halloween Themed Open Cockpit Day

  • 22 October 2017 10am-5:30pm
  • 24 October 2017 10am-5:30pm
  • 29 October 2017 10am-4:30pm

Climb aboard the haunted helicopter, walk through the spooky graveyard and take your seat at the controls of some incredible aircraft.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

No charge for Open Cockpit Access. Usual Museum Admission Applies

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Getting there

2 miles from junction 21 of the M5.
Just follow the brown propellor signs.

The Helicopter Museum
The Heliport
Locking Moor Road
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS24 8PP
England

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Website

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

E-mail

helimuseum@btconnect.com

Telephone

01934 635227

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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