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The Helicopter Museum

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Address: Locking Moor Road, Weston super Mare BS24 8PP, England
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+44 1934 635227
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Helicopter Museum is the largest dedicated Rotorcraft Collection in the...

The Helicopter Museum is the largest dedicated Rotorcraft Collection in the world - with around 80 displayed Helicopters and Gyrocopters.

Take to the skies and discover the wonder of flight with activities including our Film Theatre, Interactive Zone and real helicopter play area. Plus regular events such as Open Cockpit Days & Helicopter Experience Flights.

Annual Events include Flight Simulator Convention, World at War Weekend, Stars of Time Sci-Fi Show, Spotters Weekends, Whirly Birds plus Halloween & Christmas Family Fun Days !

Full details can be found on our Website, or by following our Facebook.

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Chopper Squad

This place is not hard to find. There is a nice little cafe with a simple menu and a nice little gift shop. The initial exhibition as you go in is interesting this is before you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
David J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is not hard to find. There is a nice little cafe with a simple menu and a nice little gift shop. The initial exhibition as you go in is interesting this is before you go into the main hanger where the Helicopters are situated there are a good selection of exhibits to get close up to. If you... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is more like a scrapyard and an embarrassing eyesore to local residents but is owned by a local councillor so will probably be there forever

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heli007, Manager at The Helicopter Museum, responded to this review

The Helicopter Museum is actually a Registered Charity and is NOT owned by a local Councillor at all. Perhaps as a local Gentleman you would like to join the volunteers that give up their free time to run the museum, preserving Weston-super-Mares aviation heritage for future generation and conserving the historic aircraft in the museums care? More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vast display of many shapes and sizes of helicopters,as some have said not maybe laid out in a very easy way to make any sense of advancement of technology ect but there was so many i don't think there was room to display like that,for us not wanting anything too serious or stuffy it was good,just wandering about at... More 

1 Thank keithhazel13
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see for anybody traveling in the region or anyone who has a genuine interest in aviation. The Helicopter Museum has a wide collection of historic helicopters from all over the globe, and it offers some really rare exhibitions.

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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For all aviation enthusiasts this is a place not to be missed! As there are over 100 machines to look at including some rare beasts for all rota heads this is a must. Look out for an early drone or is it a helicopter?? Check out the Royal flight Wessex and the Russian offerings. Visit the cafe and have a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without a guide, it was quite difficult to make sense of the models. Good for pictures but Kids wanted more. It just wasn't a day for riding!

1 Thank olamideoladejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great for aircraft enthusiasts or anyone with anenquiring mind and an interest in history. There is a huge collection of helicopters and associated aircraft and technology, old and recent.

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Plymouth, Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For those into aviation and helicopters in particular, this must be a fascinating place. Such a variety of shapes and sizes. I am not interested in helicopters myself but found it interesting. There were guides available to give information and take small parties around and when I was there, there was a school trip, of very excited youngsters.

Thank graunty
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We visited here while staying at Pontins and spent a lovely couple of hours. There is a big hangar filled with all sorts of helicopters and engines and lots of information about them. There were also people on hand to explain things or give the children try of seating in a helicopter. The tea shop was nice and warm and... More 

Thank Jobi13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, our boys love looking round the helicopters and especially playing in the one outside. Pay to go in once and you get the whole year free. Cafe a bit rough round the edges.

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