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The Helicopter Museum

Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP, England
+44 1934 635227
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Excellent visit

We visited this weekend & also saw the American car show. Had a great time, staff very informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
price_3007
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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My day at The Helicopter Museum ..

Situated approx 20 mins walk from Weston Milton Stn or buses that stops at The Borough Arms or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David K
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is the largest dedicated Rotorcraft Collection in the world, with over 80 helicopters displayed inside the museum's iconic hangar! Favourites include two of the Queen’s Royal Flight helicopters, the world speed record holder G-LYNX (400 km per hour!), the Vietnam Veteran Huey and the Hind Russian Gun Ship. Explore the old airfield's restored Pilots Block where you will find the ‘Weston Aviation Exhibition’ telling the story of Weston-super-Mare’s famous aviation past. Outside on the old taxiway visitors will be wowed by the 30 foot ‘Bristol Bloodhound’ Missile - the rockets of which were made just down the road in Banwell shortly after WW2. You don’t have to be an aviation buff to enjoy the museum and there’s plenty for kids to do - interactive zone, film theatre and ‘Play Copter’ are all family favourites! Regular open cockpit days give you a chance to climb aboard, have the controls explained to you by an expert and pose for a photo!
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“on display” (35 reviews)
“open cockpit” (11 reviews)
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Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP, England
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+44 1934 635227
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this weekend & also saw the American car show. Had a great time, staff very informative. Great place to spend a few hours. Good for children, play area well used.

Thank price_3007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated approx 20 mins walk from Weston Milton Stn or buses that stops at The Borough Arms or even goes right outside the museum . I walked back from the museum to Weston Super Mare (Ahh , it took 50 mins , ! It`s up...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this place on a few occasions and I love it. It's changed since I last visited 2 years ago but we always try and go to this place . We have never been on busy days so don't know who busy it gets...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being the world's largest collection of helicopters I would say North Somerset is very privileged to have such a place. Many may think it is not their cup of tea, however, I think it's overall very interesting a worth while morning or afternoon trip out....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch their website for events, we went for their World at War event which was full of enthusiastic supporters

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ave passed the museum in the car many times, but never called in. On our last visit to Weston my husband visited and was impressed. It was not my cup of tea, but it well worth a visit if you enjoy aviation.

Thank BethanJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie gave us an excellent talk on the helicopter we were able to board. He has an extensive knowledge of the vehicle and was happy to increase my knowledge. Amazing to see so many helicopters which are often forgotten about by military museums. So glad...More

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited the Helicopter Museum during their World at War weekend event and had a great time. Loads to see and plenty of helicopters to view. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The World at War event was "the icing on the cake"...More

Thank Tony and Joy W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The helicopter display is first class (in my opinion) A wide range of various models from very small to very large. Brilliantly displayed considering the size of the building. The World at War Display was very good with all the exhibits very well displayed.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Interesting visit good way to spend an hour or so when its wet. Plenty of exhibits although it was rather cold in there but good value for money

Thank gary d
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AnniePeck12
1 October 2017|
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Response from Paragonwsm | Reviewed this property |
It is a few miles inland with no real public transport links
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P R P
8 September 2016|
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Response from Bcvaughan | Reviewed this property |
Its quite a ways out from the station and not walking distance. We were staying close by the museum and had our own transport so it was easy for us to get there, etc. I'm not sure if there is a local bus service to there... More
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Claire2092
1 June 2016|
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Response from heli007 | Property representative |
Hi Claire, Thank you for your question! 2016 Admission prices are: Adult: £7.00 Concession/Student: £6.00 Child: £4.50 If there is anything else you would like to know, please do ask! We are happy to help :) Best... More
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