Courtesy of the Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum

Bursting with the largest collection of helicopters in the world, housed on the outskirts of Weston Super Mare

  • Heritage
  • Museums

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. 

Don't miss

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.

Location

Accessibility

  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Discounted/ Complimentary entry for carers
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
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