The Helicopter Museum

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Plan Your Visit
The Helicopter Museum is the largest dedicated Helicopter Collection in the world with the over 100 exhibits on display in an all weather undercover hangar.

The collection covers civilian and military operators highlighting the many technological developments over the years and illustrating the range of helicopter in use. A number of autogyros, an engine bay and other related exhibits illustrate the many uses helicopters play in our everyday lives.

Come and discover the stories our exhibits have to tell, from the Queen's Flight helicopter, the Westland Lynx that still holds the helicopter world speed record of 249mph over Glastonbury in 1986, the Huey that supported American troops during North Vietnam's Tet offensive in 1968 and the first Gulf War in 1991 or the Belgian Antarctic research Bell 47H with its badge designed by Hergé of Tintin fame.

Getting to the Museum
The Helicopter Museum is located on the A371 and is accessible just 2.5 miles from Junction 21 of the M5 motorway.

It  is also just 3 miles from the centre of Weston-super-Mare.

You can access the museum from the towns Great Western rail station via local taxi or First Bus service.

The First Bus also run a bus service from the town that stops outside the museum on Locking Moor Road.

Please follow the link to check the bus timetable

Weston-super-Mare has an extensive cycle path system in place one of which passes the entrance to the museum.

Parking
Free parking is available on site with
ample car parking spaces.

There are allocated parking spaces for Registered disabled visitors by the entrance and ramp access from the car park into the museum.

Parking for coaches is available but we would ask coach drivers to contact the museum in advance of arrival to ensure a space is available.


Tel. 01934 635 227

         



The Helicopter Museum is subject to any current Government directives. Any visitors experiencing any Covid19 symptoms should refrain from visiting to protect our other visitors, volunteers and staff.

It is mandatory for visitors to wear a face covering when visiting the museum including the shop and restaurant, except when seated, unless they were  previously exempt from doing so. We would also ask visitors to be aware of others around them and where possible maintain a social distance of 1 metre.

The museum is a mobility friendly attraction with all parts of the museum fully wheelchair accessible with ramps where required.

A wheelchair is available for visitor use please ask a member of staff at the entrance desk who will be able to assist.

A carer is eligible to entry on a concessionary ticket to accompany mobility restricted visitors.

Only Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are allowed inside the museum or café.

No other dogs are permitted on site.

Inside
The museum is spread over a single floor with aircraft displayed in three main buildings plus a shop and café.

We would ask that all children are  accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times and ask that children do not run around unsupervised as they may injure themselves.

Please ask a member of staff if you would like more information regarding the layout of the museum and a printed guide is available to purchase from the shop.

Work on the helicopters in the museums collection is carried out by volunteers in the conservation area which is viewable during your visit.

Photography is allowed but the use of tripods is prohibited and all images must be solely for private and personal use. Please stay within the defined visitor route when taking photographs.

Toilets
The museum has easily accessible male and female toilets which includes baby changing facilities and there is also a pull chord emergency alarm.

The washroom facilities are regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Outside
There is a picnic area, benches and a children's play area by the Weston Aviation Exhibition.