Now the worlds largest dedicated helicopter museum, it has been growing steadily since 1958, when the founder Elfan ap Rees, an aviation writer and historian started to collect rotorcraft.
The museum features many foreign helicopters, particularly Soviet-era and.
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Kids can take a ride in a miniature Budgie, or play around in the cockpit of a proper helicopter firmly rooted to the ground outside.Other aircraft acquired in the eighties included two more variants of the Westland Whirlwind, a Westland Scout.1 and a Westland Wessex.Beside the shop and cafe there's an excellent display of models (some pretty substantial) and toy helicopters including Budgie, created by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York who trained as a pilot in the Navy.International Helicopter Museum, weston-super-Mare, UK, westland WS-55 Whirlwind HCC.12, international Helicopter Museum, weston-super-Mare, UK, sud Aviation SA321F Super Frelon, international Helicopter Museum, weston-super-Mare, UK, westland WS-55 Whirlwind HAS.7, international Helicopter Museum, weston-super-Mare, UK, westland WS-55 Whirlwind HAR.10, international Helicopter Museum, weston-super-Mare,.It became the British Rotorcraft Museum in 1978 but that wasnt so catchy.Check the website for opening times and prices.15.WG719/Dragonfly HR5.G-atfg/Brantly.XG462/Belvedere HC1 Nose section.