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

  • 13 May 2018

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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Transport Rally

  • 9 September 2018 10am-5pm

View classic buses, cars, vans, motorcycles and over 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.

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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Santa's Arrival By Helicopter !!!

  • 10 December 2017 10am-4:30pm

FREE ENTRY FOR ALL CHILDREN!!
SEE SANTA ARRIVE BY HELICOPTER!!
Visit Santa and his elves in the helicopter grotto and sit in his famous sleigh.
Winter Weather Flight Simulator.
Open Cockpits and Helicopter Flights.
Charity Stalls and Seasonal Fayre.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

FREE ENTRY TO ALL CHILDREN!
Adults £7.50, Concessions £6.50

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Spotters Weekend

  • 17 — 18 March 2018
  • 22 — 23 September 2018

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

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Birds and Bubbles Fun Day

  • 25 March 2018 10am-4:30pm

Hold a live owl and meet a variety of birds of prey, bats and other flying creatures.
Wildlife talks.
Paper aeroplane competition.
Flight simulator and open cockpit access.
Live Bubbleology shows
Giant Bubble Demonstrations
Helicopter flights
Helicopter nature trail

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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World at War Living History Weekend

  • 7 — 8 April 2018

A chance to meet the troops of various World Conflicts . Hold authentic weopanry and view some rare wartime memorabilia.
There will be over 120 re-enactors on site, alongside 30 wartime vehicles, artillary pieces and a massive living history encampment around the newly restored WWII Airfield Control Tower and Pilots Block. Enter the medical tent, climb aboard WWII vehicles and helicopters from the Vietnam conflict and chat to representatives of various military associations and charities.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies, no extra charges.

Website

http://helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

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Weston Aero Jumble

  • 29 April 2018

Aircraft parts, aviation books, magazines, memorabilia and full size cockpits on sale.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies

Helicopter Museum of Army Flying

Museum Founder's Tour

  • 2 June 2018 From 11am

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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The North Somerset Scale Model Show

  • 8 July 2018

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

  • 21 — 22 July 2018

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. No extra charges for simulators.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Magic At The Museum

  • 1 August 2018
  • 8 August 2018
  • 15 August 2018
  • 22 August 2018
  • 29 August 2018

Special Holiday Activity Days for Families at the museum. Watch a live magic show, witness incredible balloon modelling, marvel at the slight of hand illusions.
Also climb into the pilots seat of some of our helicopters, try on the pilots helmet and have the controls explained to you. Plus different activities every week!
Every Wednesday throughout August.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Usual Museum Admission Applies. No extra charges for shows. seating on a first come, first served basis.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Halloween Family Fun Day

  • 21 October 2018

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...
Live Magic Show.
Fancy Dress, Musical Statues and loads more.
Costumed Characters and zombies on the prowl.
Flight (Fright) Simulator
Spooky Simon's Haunted Helicopter Ghost Tour.
The Haunted Graveyard Walk Through Experience.
The Dolly Mix Dance Troupe Live Performance.
Horror Display.
Meet Owls and Birds of Prey
Hold snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

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

  • 24 October 2018 10-3am

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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