Friends of The Helicopter Museum

Planned Museum Events to June 2019

Experience Flights at The Helicopter Museum
May 26th 2019 Sunday Open Cockpit Day 10.00am to 4.30pm
May 26th 2019 Sunday *Helicopter Experience Flights From 2.00pm
June 1st 2019 Saturday 30th Anniversary Lecture and Founder's Tour of The Museum. 11.00am
June 9th 2019 Sunday *Helicopter Experience Flights From 2.00pm
June 9th 2019 Sunday Open Cockpit Day 10.00am to 4.30pm
June 22nd & 23rd 2019 Saturday & Sunday Helidays Fly-in Weekend.
Held as part of the Weston Air Festival on Weston-super-Mare Seafront with a helicopter static display on Beach Lawns.
Details Awaited
June 30th 2019 Sunday South West Car Show Details Awaited
* Helicopter Experience Flights
*All Experience Flights are dependent on the weather and may be cancelled at short notice. If you have booked a Flight we strongly advise you to phone the Museum, on 01934-635227, before starting your journey.

The inclusive cost of admission to The Museum and a 7-minute Helicopter Experience Flight, in 2019, is £50.00 for adults, with reductions for Senior Citizens, Students and Children.

The Museum has published a 12-page booklet, compiled by Elfan ap Rees, which is designed for members of the public who are taking their first helicopter flight or are thinking of doing so. Simple drawings explain how helicopters work and why they are much safer than many people think. The booklet will be issued free of charge to passengers who book Museum Experience Flights. It is also being sold at the Museum bookshop and is available by mail order. Bulk orders are available to other operators and training schools.

Facilities and Opening Times

The Museum, with FREE on-site car-parking, has over 80 exhibits, all under cover, and a friendly café, temporarily within the main hangar, which offers a restricted menu and service while the construction of a new visitor entrance and facilities building is in progress.

Museum admission charges in 2019 are £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for children (aged 4-15) with reductions for students, seniors and family groups.

The Museum Shop (HeliWorld) sells the largest range of Helicopter oriented books, magazines, models, model kits, toys and souvenirs in the UK. There is also a a helicopter-themed Outdoor Play area for the under 12s, adjacent to the Picnic Area and the Sue Cullum Toy Helicopter Collection.

On Open Cockpit Days our experienced and dedicated volunteers will be in The Museum's main hangar to talk to visitors and answer questions about the stunning collection of Helicopters. (See dates above.)

The Helicopter Museum is 5 minutes from Junction 21 of the M5 motorway and is open 10.00am - 5.30pm Wednesday to Sunday, 1st April to 31st October, plus Bank Holidays, then open 10.00 am - 4.30 pm with last entry at 3.30 pm from 1st November to 30th March, except that it is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Open daily throughout the Easter and Summer School Holidays.
Group discounts and free guided tours are available. Free parking. The Café is open to non-visitors to the Museum.

Please phone (01934)635227 or email for more information about Opening Hours, Experience Flights, Open Cockpit Days and Special Events.

The Helicopter Museum is a registered charity with much of the work being carried out by volunteers. It receives no local or government subsidies, relying on visitor revenue, volunteer support and donations to cover its costs and overheads.
The World's Largest Helicopter Museum can be found at:
Weston Heliport
Locking Moor Road
BS24 8PP
All events mentioned above are at The Helicopter Museum except for the Weston Air Festival which takes place on Weston-super-Mare seafront.  
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