The Helicopter Museum

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

Website

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

E-mail

helimuseum@btconnect.com

Telephone

01934 635227

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This unique collection of over 70 helicopters and autogyros forms the world’s largest dedicated rotorcraft museum and the only one in the United Kingdom.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Transport 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

2014 Admission Charges
Adults £6.50
O.A.P / Disabled £5.50
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

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Engineer working on helicopter

Spotters Weekend

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 11am-4:30pm

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

The Helicopter Museum

Open Cockpit Festival

  • 3 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 6 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 10 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 13 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 20 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 27 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 31 August 2014 10am-5:30pm

To celebrate the Helicopter Museum's 25th Anniversary an assortment of aircraft (previously never opened to the public) will be open and available for cockpit access. Aircraft include the Huey, Hind Russian Gunship and Agusta 109. Please refer to website for information and for which aircraft are open each Sunday and Wednesday.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

No charge for Open Cockpit Access. Admission: Adults £6.00. Children (4-15) £4.50. Family (2 Adults / 2 Children) £17.00. Family (2 Adults / 3 Children) £19.00. Senior Citizens £5.00.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Halloween Fun Day

  • 26 October 2014 10am-5:30pm

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL CHILDREN IN HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS
Meet the monsters, aliens, ghouls and ghosts from the world of TV and film.
Halloween art workshop.
Games, exhibitions and activities including musical statues, fancy dress competitions and scary disco dancing.
Helicopter flights and open cockpits.
Haunted Helicopter and live entertainment.
Special movie screening in the museum film theatre.
Flight (fright) simulator.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Admission

Free Admission For all Children In Halloween Fancy Dress.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Swing Fever

Wartime Swing Hangar Dance

  • 12 September 2015 7:30-11:45pm

Live Band and Vocalists perform wartime swing from the WWII era and American Swing era in an authentic aviation setting surrounded by real historic aircraft.

Licensed Bar, Large Dance Floor, Evening Buffet. Smart dress requested with period / aviation attire optional.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

Tickets £14.00 (includes evening buffet) available from The Helicopter Museum
Telephone 01934 635227

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Getting there

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

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