The Helicopter Museum, United Kingdom
The world's largest dedicated helicopter museum. located in Weston-super-Mare on the South West coast of England. The origins of the Helicopter Museum goes back to 1958, when the founder, aviation writer/historian Elfan ap Rees, began to build up a private collection of rotorcraft documentation and artifacts. Over the next 10 years his collection grew and in 1969 he acquired his first complete helicopter, a Bristol Sycamore Mk.3.
In 1978 the museum managed to obtain a small area and some buildings on Weston-super-Mare airfield which included a WW2 armoury building and air-raid shelter. The buildings required extensive repair work but by the summer of 1978 the collection was opened to the public, with nine aircraft on display and a range of artifacts.
The Helicopter Museum celebrated its 21st birthday in 2010 with a anniversary lecture and tour hosted by founder Elfan ap Rees.
Westland WG-30-200 G-ELEC
Photographed outside The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, on 20 April 2013. Prototype c/n 007, ...
Bell 47H G-AZYB
The only example of this helicopter to have been sold in Europe (out of a total of 33 built) photogr...
Brantly B.2B G-AIPG
2-seat American light helicopter photographed inside The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, on 20...