The Helicopter Museum

The award winning Helicopter Museum holds over 100 Rotary wing aircraft gathered from all over the world representing a wide spectrum of technologies. Visitor favourites include two of the Queen's Royal Flight helicopters, the current world speed record holder G-LYNX (400 km per hour), a Vietnam Veteran Huey, a Russian Hind Gun Ship plus much more. Regular Open Cockpit Days, Helicopter Flights and Special Events take place throughout the year. 

Located near Weston-super-Mare, 5 minutes drive from Junction 21 of the M5 Motorway. Postcode BS24 8PP.

Summer Season Highlights.......

Sunday 14th July - The North Somerset Scale Model Show

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July - Dinosaur Weekend 2024

Sunday 4th August - BMW Car Rally

Sunday 18th August - World Helicopter Day and Vintage Bus Rally

Normal Opening Times

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
Last admission one hour before closing.

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Admission Charges

  • Adults: £13.00
  • Children (4-15): £6.00
  • Seniors/Concessions: £11.00
  • 2 Adults + 2 Children: £30.00
  • 2 Adults + 3 Children: £32.00

Please complete an Annual Membership Form and have your admission tickets stamped after purchase, at no extra cost, to make them valid for 12 months (including entry to most of the extra museum events throughout the year!!)

- Free Parking
- Cafe and Gift Shop
- All Weather Undercover
- Childrens Play Area
- Wheelchair Accessible

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Click for admission charges and how to find us. Plan your visit with the museum guide. Learn about autogyros and helicopters. Our friendly museum staff and guides are ready to answer your questions.

Museum Events

Museum Events

Events throughout the year. From Magic shows, to car and model shows, plus our popular Living History and Dino weekends. Click here to see our forthcoming events.

Open Cockpit Days

Open Cockpit Days

Open Cockpit days are fun for all the family and allow visitors to access the cockpits of selected helicopters. Climb inside, put on the helmet, and have the controls explained to you by an experienced guide.

Air Experience Flights

>Air Experience Flights

We have our own Helipad and visiting helicopters regularly fly in. You can experience the thrill of flying in a helicopter at 1,000 feet over the countryside and along the coast. Our Air Experience flights can be booked here online.

Helicopter Museum Exhibits

Helicopter Museum Exhibits

History and descriptions of all our helicopters and autogyros on display here at The Helicopter Museum. They cover the early days of helicopter pioneers, to past and present civil and military helicopters from around the world.

Weston Aviation Exhibition

Weston Aviation Exhibition

Visit the recently restored WWII Pilots Block and Weston Aviation Exhibition telling the story of Weston's aviation history including Weston Airport, RAF Locking and local aircraft factories.

Museum News

Museum News

Latest exhibits, restorations, visits, awards, arrivals. News and Press Releases to keep you up to date with what's happening at The Helicopter Museum.

Restoration and Conservation

Restoration and Conservation

Photos and information on our current and recent helicopter restoration and conservation projects here at the Museum. Updates on the current H-21 'Flying Banana' restoration project and the recently completed Fairey Ultra Light.

Flying Visitors

Flying Visitors

Latest Photos of flying visitors to The Helicopter Museum. Visiting military and commercial helicopters regularly fly in to our helipad.

Exhibit Arrivals

Exhibit Arrivals

Recent and past collection arrivals at The Helicopter Museum.

Museum Archives

Museum Archives

Volunteers catalogue our archive of rotorcraft manuals, drawings, books, magazines, brochures, artefacts, film, photos etc collected over many years.

Pilots Information

Pilots Information

Helicopters are welcome to fly in to the Museum's Helicopter Landing Site. See Pilots information.