Heroic Helicopters

17th May - 24th September 2021

Over the past few months, we have invited knitters, crochet enthusiasts and crafters everywhere to help us make our very own mini squadron of helicopters for a Community display in the Museum. We have received over 500 amazing creations, which are ready to greet visitors when the museum reopens in May! Participants from across the UK, as well as Canada and New Zealand have contributed to the project. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part. The project has been featured on BBC Local Radio and in local newspapers.

Come and see the Heroic Helicopters Community Display in the Museum from

17th May - 24th September 2021

Some of the helicopters will then be displayed in our Apache Cafe, others will form part of a Museum trail, and some will be used as part of our Learning and Outreach resources.

Please note - participants who would then like to collect their creations will be able to do so on the following dates during normal museum opening hours:

  • 5th October 
  • 12th- 15th October 
  • 19th October 
  • 27th October