Historic places to visit in Somerset

Helicopter Museum, The

The Heliport, Locking Moor Road
Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP

helicoptermuseum.co.uk

This unique collection of over 70 helicopters and autogyros forms the world's largest dedicated rotorcraft museum and the only one in the United Kingdom.

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street
Bath BA1 2BL

bath-preservation-trust.org.uk

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy celebrates the achievements of William and Caroline Herschel who were brilliant astronomers and talented musicians. It was from the garden of this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.