Friends of The Helicopter Museum

Friends Membership Scheme
 Winding Down

Barnett J4B Gyroplane
Goes on Display
Lynx HAS.2 prototype, XX910, at RNAS Yeovilton in 2011 Fairey Ultra-Light Project
Wins New Funding

Museum Builds New Visitor Facilities Extension
Helidays Galleries
2001   2002   2003   2004
 2005   2006   2007   2008 
2009   2010   2011
This site is for all with an interest in helicopters, their preservation and their history, but especially for the members and ex-members of The Friends of The Helicopter Museum. Situated at Weston-super-Mare, the Museum is not far from Bristol, in the beautiful South West of England.
Membership of The Friends is closed to new applicants and to renewals but we hope that you will explore the site and watch out for a new Museum Membership scheme in the future.

Museum Events in 2019

Bristow 50th Anniversary

Fairey Rotodyne

Arrivals and Acquisitions 

Helicopters in The Falklands
The Queen's Flight Wessex

The Royal Visits

Museum Posts
Three Lynx
Who are the Friends ? ..........   What did they do ?
The Friends were established in 1997 following re-organisation of an earlier membership scheme. They aimed to provide financial and other support for The Helicopter Museum, with opportunities for members to be actively involved. About 50% of subscriptions passed to The Museum with the remainder being used to purchase specific items for the Museum and to develop the Friends organisation.

Friends Membership

gave these benefits:

1.  Free access to The Museum during normal opening hours.

2.  10% discount on most Museum shop purchases including a wider range of model helicopter kits than you'll see elsewhere.

3.  Up to four "Bulletins" or newsletters per year.

4.  The opportunity to help develop fund-raising ideas.

5.  The chance for members to provide practical assistance for special projects and to help at many of the Events which The Museum runs or attends.

6.  Contact with like-minded helicopter enthusiasts, with occasional social activities including visits to other museums and places of aviation interest.

You can find out more about The Helicopter Museum at the official website:-

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