Located in a real aircraft hangar are over 80 unmissable exhibits, including two of the Queen’s Royal Flight helicopters, and a show-stopping example of the ‘Bristol Bloodhound’ missile - a post-WW2 relic which was built just down the road. Don’t miss the ‘Weston Aviation Exhibit’ for a fascinating insight into the incredible aviation history of Weston-super-Mare.
The museum also showcases a film theatre, an interactive zone and a ‘play copter’ for children to enjoy. Regular open cockpit days offer the chance to become a pilot for the day and discover what it feels like to sit at a helicopter control panel.
The Helicopter Museum’s famous ‘copter coffee cafe’ offers a refreshing selection of drinks and snacks.
The G-LYNX helicopter made history in 1986 by setting a new helicopter speed record of 400.87kmph (249.1mph) which is still unbeaten. The historic aircraft arrived at the museum in 1995 and has now been fully restored.
- Accessible to wheelchair users
- Guide dogs permitted
- Disabled parking
- Discounted/ Complimentary entry for carers
- Facilities for visually impaired
- Toilets for disabled visitors