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 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £10.00 Childrens and family tickets also available.

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.
Helicopter Museum of Army Flying

Museum Founder's Tour

  • 4 June 2016

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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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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Stars Of TIme Sci-Fi and Movie Extravaganza

  • 7 May 2016

An action packed day not to be missed.
Celebrity Autograph Signings.
Cosplay Competition
Meet the stars of Dr Who.
The March Of The Cyberman.
Helicopter Flights and Open Cockpits.
Costumed Characters.
Dealer and trade stands.
007 Autogyro Flight simulator.
Fancy Dress welcome and encouraged.
Movie Cars.

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Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Where

The Helicopter Museum

Admission

Adults £12.50
Children / Concessions £7.50
Family tickets Available

Website

http://www.starsoftime.co.uk

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Wartime Swing Hangar Dance

  • 14 May 2016

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.

It's time to dig out those penny loafers and poodle skirts for a rocking night of swinging 1940's and 1950's music care of our live band 'The Hot Tin Roofs' and resident DJ.

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

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The Royal Air Force Association Classical Concert

  • 21 May 2016

An evening of classical music set in an authentic aviation hangar with real historic aircraft. Bring your union jack and wave away the evening to your favourite patriotic and aviation inspired classical anthems.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

To Be Announced Shortly

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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The North Somerset Scale Model Show

  • 3 July 2016

THE AWARD WINNING SHOW RETURNS!!
Model Workshops.
Helicopter Flights.
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

Adults £7.00, Children £4.50, Family Tickets Available.

Simulators

Flight Simulator Convention and Drone Show

  • 23 — 24 July 2016

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

Adults £7.00. Children £6.50. Family tickets available.

Website

http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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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 £6.50 , Family Tickets Available. Ticket price is all inclusive and includes admission to Museum, encampment, displays and battle.

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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