Friends of The Helicopter Museum

Planned Museum Events to July 2017

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Experience Flights at The Helicopter Museum
April 29th, 30th &
May 1st 2017
Saturday, Sunday & Monday (BHol.) "Firepower Weekend" with The Sealed Knot.
English Civil War Musket Drills, Battle Re-enactment and Military Camp.
10.00 am to 5.00 pm
May 6th 2017 Saturday Aero Jumble
An opportunity to buy aircraft parts and memorabilia.
New for 2017
May 7th 2017 Sunday Open Cockpit Day 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
May 7th 2017 Sunday *Helicopter Experience Flights From 2.00 pm
May 14th 2017 Sunday "Cadillacs and Copters" 
Classic American Car Rally sited around the Newly-Restored 1935 Control Tower. Hot Rods & V8s.
May 20th 2017 Saturday WW2 Era Hangar Dance with live music from "The Hot Tin Roofs".
Licenced bar and buffet.
Tickets 15.00
May 28th 2017 Sunday Open Cockpit Day 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
May 28th 2017 Sunday *Helicopter Experience Flights From 2.00 pm
June 3rd 2017 Saturday "The Helicopter Museum Story" with 28th Anniversary Lecture and Tour. Watch for details
June 11th 2017 Sunday Open Cockpit Day 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
June 11th 2017 Sunday *Helicopter Experience Flights From 2.00 pm
June 17th & 18th 2017 Saturday & Sunday
(Fathers Day)
Helidays Fly-in Weekend
See helicopters landing on the beach on Weston-super-Mare seafront as part of Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day.
Watch for details
July 2nd 2017 Sunday "Murder at The Museum"
A Family-Themed Mystery Day
'Who Done It ?'
New Event for 2017
July 9th 2017 Sunday North Somerset Model Show Award-Winning Show returns for 2017
July 16th 2017 Sunday *Helicopter Experience Flights From 2.00 pm
July 22nd & 23rd 2017 Saturday & Sunday Flight Simulator Convention and
Live Drone Racing
July 30th 2017 Sunday Open Cockpit Day 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
       

* 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 before starting your journey.

The inclusive cost of admission to The Museum and a Helicopter Experience Flight, in 2017, is 49.00 for adults, with reductions for Senior Citizens and for 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 at £1.25. 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 recently-extended friendly café which serves Morning Coffee, Light Lunches and Afternoon Teas with home made cakes.

Admission charges, in 2017, are 7.50 for adults and 4.50 for children (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 (often, but not always, the second Sunday in each month) 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 Wednesday to Sunday all year, 10.00 am - 5.30 pm (10.00 am - 4.30 pm with last entry at 3.30 pm - November to end of 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 helimuseum@btconnect.com for more information.

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
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS24 8PP
All above events are at The Helicopter Museum except for Helidays, on !7th and 18th June 2017,
 which will be on Weston-super-Mare Seafront. 
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