The Helicopter Museum

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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

2016 Admission Charges
Adults £7.00
O.A.P / Disabled £6.00
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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Classic Bus & Steam Rally

  • 11 September 2016

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

Admission

Adults £10.00 Children £5.00

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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The Sealed Knot Present...The Battle of Weston-super-Mare

  • 17 — 18 September 2016

A Living history encampment and English Civil War Pitched Battle courtesy of The Sealed knot.
Morning Musket Drills Each Day
Afternoon Pitched Battle Each Day

Marvel at the roar of canon, experience the crescendo of over 50 muskets firing simultaneously, view the drama of period conflict, meet the Royalists and the Parlimentarians, explore the authentic living history encampment.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £10.00 , Children £5 , Families (2&2) £25. Ticket price is all inclusive and includes admission to Museum, encampment, displays and battle.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Spotters Weekend

  • 24 — 25 September 2016

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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Halloween Family Fun Day

  • 23 October 2016

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.
Halloween Art Workshop – learn how to draw spooks and monsters.
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 £7.00,

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Halloween Themed Open Cockpit Day

  • 30 October 2016

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. Admission: Adults £7.00. Children (4-15) £4.50. Family Tickets Available

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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Santa's Arrival By Helicopter !!!

  • 10 December 2016 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 £7.00

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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