Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

From Vietnam veteran helicopters to the Queen’s Royal Flight, the world’s largest helicopter museum has it all!

View aviation action in the museum’s film theatre or experience a real flight along the coast (on selected dates only). See the world’s fastest helicopter for yourself – the incredible Westland G-LYNX set a speed record of 400.87 KM/H and is yet to beaten over 25 years later!

Explore the Weston Aviation Exhibition and learn about the area’s huge contribution to aviation history in the UK. The exhibition is housed inside Weston airfield’s now resorted WWII era pilots block and even gives visitors a chance to get up close to the 30 foot ‘Bristol Bloodhound’ missile.

Don’t Miss!

A production example of a Russian anti-tank attack helicopter built in the 1980s nicknamed ‘the hunchback’.

Address

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

Telephone

01934 635227

Website

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Price

Free admission

Opening Times

Open all year

Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Guidebooks
  • On-site parking
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Access Information
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Full disabled access
  • Level access/ramps
  • Wheelchair on site

Learning

The Museum offers guided tours, ‘open cockpit’ access, talks, a flight simulator,  interactive sessions and film sessions at no extra charge for pre-booked groups. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Research

The Museum can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and aviation history and has an archive library and research facility on site. This is available by pre-booking only. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Museum can cater a range of functions from meetings and talks in the lecture room (which includes large screen presentation equipment available at no extra charge) to full scale events in the aircraft hangars. It has hosted a range of events including conventions, product launches, meetings, lectures, car rallies, wedding receptions, dances, corporate lunches, book signings and concerts. To enquire about using the museum space for your event, please contact the Museum.

Collections

  • Archives
  • Aviation
  • Military
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • 20th century
  • Contemporary