The Helicopter Museum
Situated just off junction 21 of the M5, this is the only helicopter collection in the country and the largest of its kind in the World! The Museum has over 70 full size aircraft on display ranging from an impressive Russian gunship to a massive Super Frelon 36 seat helicopter, and from the Queens own helicopters to the veterans of the Vietnam conflict. Also on display is the current world speed record holder and a selection of unusual gyrocopters.
The museum also hosts regular “Helicopter Experience Flights”. During the 15 mile flight along the local coastline passengers get the opportunity to view Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding countryside from a totally unique new angle and at the same time learn how rotorcraft work and fly via commentary from the experienced pilot.
All flights take off and land from the museums very own active Heliport (where you can often observe visiting military and civil aircraft).
Here is a list of up and coming events:
Christmas With Santa
All year round open on Wednesday - Sunday
10am - 5.30pm April - October
10am - 4.30pm November - March
Daily during Easter and Summer holidays
Closed Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 1 2011
- Toilet WC
- Picnic site
- Car parking
- Disabled access
- Baby changing area