The Helicopter Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
SatNav: Region:
BS24 8PP South West
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 102 Open

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What’s Here

The world’s biggest museum devoted to rotorcraft, comprising many helicopter and autogyro exhibits and memorabilia, as well as extensive displays on how a helicopter flies and the history of rotorcraft. A new display hangar has recently been added, together with further additions to the multi-national collection of exhibits.

Directions

On the A371 east of Weston, 3 miles from Weston-super-Mare seafront, and 2 miles from Junction 21 of the M5.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, April to October; Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, November to March. Also open Monday & Tuesday during Easter and school Summer holidays.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Souvenir shop, Restaurant, Toilets.

Wessex 60 G-ATBZ Lynx 3 ZE477
Mi-24 96+26 UH-1H 66-16579

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-BVWK Air and Space 18A Autogyro G-BVWK Complete Displayed
G-AZYB Bell 47H-1 OO-SHW Complete Displayed
G-TPTR Bell 206B G-TPTR Major Sections Displayed
G-REVS Bell 206B-3 [c/n 239] G-REVS Complete Stored
G-WLLY Bell 206B-2 [c/n 405] G-WLLY Complete Stored
G-NORM? Bell 206B-3 [c/n 2401?] G-NORM Complete Stored
66-16579 Bell UH-1H Iroquois 66-16579 Complete Displayed
Benson B.6 Gyroglider BAPC.212 Complete Displayed
Benson B.8M Gyrocopter BAPC.264 Complete Displayed
G-BIGP Benson B.8M Gyrocopter G-BIGP Complete Displayed
G-ASCT Benson B.8M Gyrocopter G-ASCT Complete Displayed
Benson B.8M Gyroboat Complete Displayed
D-HMQV Bolkow Bo 102 Helitrainer D-HMQV Complete Displayed
G-ASHD Brantly B.2A (for spares) G-ASHD Complete Displayed
G-OAPR Brantly B.2B G-OAPR Complete Displayed
XG452 Bristol Belvedere HC.1 G-BRMB Complete Displayed
XG462 Bristol Belvedere HC.1 XG462 Nose Displayed
G-ALSX Bristol Sycamore 3 G-ALSX Complete Displayed
XL829 Bristol Sycamore HR.14 XL829 Complete Displayed
G-BAPS Campbell Cougar G-BAPS Complete Displayed
G-ACWM Cierva C.30A AP506 Complete Displayed
G-AWRP Cierva Rotorcraft Grasshopper III G-AWRP Complete Displayed
G-AXFM Cierva Rotorcraft Grasshopper III G-AXFM Rig Displayed
G-AZAU Cierva Rotorcraft Grasshopper III G-AZAU Rig Displayed
Cranfield Vertigo BAPC.213 Complete Displayed
ZH647 EH Industries EH.101 PP3 ZH647 Complete Displayed
F-WQAP Eurocopter SA.365N Dauphin F-WQAP Complete Displayed
XE521 Fairey Rotodyne Y sections XE521 Complete Displayed
XJ928 Fairey Ultra-Light G-AOUJ Complete Displayed
Hafner R II Complete Displayed
G-ASTP Hiller UH-12C G-ASTP Complete Displayed
Husband Modac 500 Hornet gyroplane Complete Displayed
67-16506 Hughes OH-6A Cayuse 67-16506 Complete Displayed
D-HAOY Kamov Ka-26 D-HAOY Complete Displayed
G-ORVB McCulloch J-2 G-ORVB Complete Displayed
G-PASA MBB Bo 105D G-PASA Complete Displayed
G-PASB MBB Bo 105D G-PASB Complete Displayed
81+100 MBB Bo 105M 81+100 Complete Displayed
SP-SAY Mil Mi-2 SP-SAY Complete Displayed
09147 Mil Mi-4 ‘Hound’ 09147 Complete Displayed
421 Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind D’ 96+26 Complete Displayed
Murray M.1 Helicopter BAPC.60 Complete Displayed
51-16622 Piasecki HUP-3 Retreiver 51-16622 Complete Displayed
2007 PZL-Swidnik SM-1 (Mil Mi-1) 2007 Complete Displayed
1005 PZL-Swidnik SM-2 1005 Complete Displayed
G-OTED Robinson R-22 G-OTED Complete Displayed
XL811 Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XL811 Complete Displayed
G-ARVN Servotec Grasshopper II G-ARVN Complete Displayed
145872 Sikorsky CH-37C 145872 Complete Displayed
S-882 Sikorsky UH-19B S-882 Complete Displayed
S-886 Sikorsky UH-19B S-886 Complete Displayed
S-881 Sikorsky UH-19B S-881 Complete Displayed
A-41 Sud Aviation Alouette II A-41 Complete Displayed
‘F-0CMF’ Sud Aviation SA.321F Super Frelon F-BMHC Complete Displayed
CDL Sud Aviation SO.1221S Djinn 1058 Complete Displayed
G-AVKE Thruxton Gadfly HDW-1 G-AVKE Complete Displayed
Watkinson C.G4 Cyclogyroplane BAPC.128 Complete Displayed
VZ962 Westland Dragonfly HR.1 VZ962 Complete Displayed
WG719 Westland Dragonfly HR.5 G-BRMA Complete Displayed
RG-05 Westland Lynx Static Rig Displayed
XW839 Westland Lynx (WG.13 5th prototype) XW839 Complete Displayed
Westland Lynx 3 Mock-up Displayed
ZE477 Westland Lynx 3 ZE477 Complete Displayed
G-LYNX Westland Lynx 800 G-LYNX Complete Displayed
XX910 Westland Lynx HAS.2 XX910 Complete Displayed
XP165 Westland Scout AH.1 XP165 Complete Displayed
XV123 Westland Scout AH.1 XV123 Complete Stored
XT190 Westland Sioux AH.1 XT190 Complete Displayed
XT148 Westland Sioux AH.1 XT148 Complete Displayed
‘XS463’ Westland Wasp HAS.1 XT431 Complete Displayed
XT443 Westland Wasp HAS.1 XT443 Complete Displayed
XM330 Westland Wessex HAS.1 XM330 Complete Displayed
XM328 Westland Wessex HAS.3 XM328 Complete Displayed
XS149 Westland Wessex HAS.3 XS149 Complete Displayed
XR526 Westland Wessex HC.2 XR526 Complete Displayed
XV733 Westland Wessex HCC.4 XV733 Complete Displayed
XS486 Westland Wessex HU.5 XS486 Forward Fuselage Stored
XT472 Westland Wessex HU.5 XT472 Complete Displayed
G-ATBZ Westland Wessex 60 Srs 1 G-ATBZ Complete Displayed
G-AVNE Westland Wessex 60 Srs 1 G-AVNE Complete Displayed
Westland WG.25 Mote Complete Displayed
Westland WG.30-300 rig Complete Displayed
G-BGHF Westland WG.30 Srs 100 G-BGHF Complete Displayed
G-BKGD Westland WG.30 Srs 100 G-BKGD Complete Displayed
N114WG Westland WG.30 Srs 160 N114WG Complete Displayed
G-ELEC Westland WG.30 Srs 200 G-ELEC Complete Displayed
G-HAUL Westland WG.30 TT300 G-HAUL Complete Displayed
Westland WG.33 mock-up BAPC.153 Complete Displayed
XA862 Westland Whirlwind HAS.1 XA862 Complete Stored
XG596 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XG596 Complete Displayed
XK940 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XK940 Complete Displayed
XP404 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XP404 Complete Displayed
XD163 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XD163 Complete Displayed
XR486 Westland Whirlwind HCC.12 XR486 Complete Displayed
G-ANFH Westland Whirlwind Srs 1 G-ANFH Complete Displayed
G-ANJV Westland Whirlwind Srs 3 G-ANJV Complete Displayed
G-AODA Westland Whirlwind Srs 3 G-AODA Complete Displayed
VR-BEU Westland Whirlwind Srs 3 VR-BEU Complete Displayed
5N-ABW Westland WS-51A Widgeon Srs 2 G-AOZE Complete Displayed
Westland Wideye Complete Displayed
WA.01 Westland Wisp WA.01 Complete Displayed
Yamaha Motors RPH Complete Displayed

Notes: Sycamore XG547 has moved to Belgium.

More Information

The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 8PP Tel: 01934 635227 Fax: 01934 645230. The Helicopter Museum official website. [Please note the correct phone number, not as given in a number of publications].

WG-30 srs 100 G-BGHF Ka-25 D-HAOY
Wasp HAS.1 XS463 Whirlwind HAR.10 XD163
Belvedere XG452 Super Frelon F-BTRP
Mi-4 9147 Dragonfly HR.1 VZ962

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  1. Interested to know if you have 72 Sqn Wessex XR526 restored. I was marshalling this aircraft at Odiham in 1970 when it got severe ground padding and eventually thrashed itself to death on the tarmac in front of me.
    Kind Regards

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