About the Museum
In August 2011 The Helicopter Museum completed a £387,000 project, under a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme, to upgrade its conservation and education facilities while introducing new skills training. The four year programme included the thermal insulation of the main hangar, construction and fitting out of a humidity-controlled library and archive centre, a film/lecture theatre, the introduction of a new interactive area and the provision of additional film screen displays. In September the museum received a unusual donation by UK house builder, Barratt Developments PLC, which in the past featured helicopters in its television advertising to sell new homes nationwide. The first UK house builder to use TV advertising, Barratt Homes commissioned the commercials in the 1970s, initially using a Bell JetRanger and later an Agusta A109A. The company also used a helicopter sculpture at some of their development sites in the South West of England and it is this sculpture, essentially a full-size skeletal JetRanger, which has been kindly donated to The Museum following completion of a housing development in the village of Paulton, in Somerset.
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The Helicopter Museum Office
- Address: Locking Moor Road, Somerset
- Postcode: BS24 8PP
- Phone: 01934 635 227
- URL: www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk
- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday ALL YEAR. We are Open Everyday between the Wednesday 2nd April to Sunday 27th April We are Open Bank Holidays 5th May and 25th August We are Open Everyday between Wednesday 23rd July to Sunday 31st August The Museum is CLOSED 24th, 25th and 26th December and News Years Day Admission Times are : April to October - 10am to 5.30pm November to March - 10am to 4.30pm Summer Period: 18th July to 31st August 10am to 5.30pm LAST ADMISSION 1 Hour BEFORE CLOSING.
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