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Travelodge Weston-super-mare
Travelodge Weston-super-mare

4 Beaufighter Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8EE

4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

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Blakeney Guesthouse
Blakeney Guesthouse

52 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3DN

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (96 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Weston-super-Mare Town Hall and Time Machine Museum. …

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Pontins Sand Bay Holiday Park
Pontins Sand Bay Holiday Park

Beach Road Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare BS22 9UR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (127 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Time Machine Museum, Weston-Super-Mare Museum, and …

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Church House - Guest House
Church House - Guest House

Kewstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare BS22 9YD

5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (47 reviews)

Located in Kewstoke, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Time Machine Museum, Weston-Super-Mare Museum, an …

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Oak and Glass
Oak and Glass

1 Uphill Road North, Weston-super-Mare BS23 4NE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Weston-super-Mare, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club, The Grand Pier, and …

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The Seafarers
The Seafarers

12 Victoria Park, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2HZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated near the bay, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of The Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare Museum, and Time …

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Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa
Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa

Webbington Road, Axbridge BS26 2HU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (71 reviews)

Located in Webbington, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of King John's Hunting Lodge, Cheddar Gorge and Caves …

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Woodborough Inn
Woodborough Inn

Sandford Road, Winscombe BS25 1HD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Located in Sidcot, this inn is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Action Centre and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from King John's Hunting Lodge. Cheddar …

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Old Manor House B&B
Old Manor House B&B

Cross Lane, Axbridge BS26 2ED

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Axbridge, this bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (1 km) from King John's Hunting Lodge and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Cheddar …

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The Old School House
The Old School House

2 Old School Close, Winscombe BS25 5LX

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Churchill, this vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Action Centre and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Burrington Combe. …

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Pocket Guide: United Kingdom International Helicopter Museum Hotels

The International Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare was established in 1958 and is home to a superb collection of over 80 autogyros and helicopters from around the world. The core collection of rotorcraft artefacts belonged to the aviation enthusiast and writer Elfan ap Rees, who acquired a complete Bristol Sycamore Mk. 3 helicopter in 1969 and set the museum on its tracks. Based at a Somerset hotel or B&B in the Weston-super-Mare area, you can find the helicopter museum in what used to be the local airport.

Somerset Hotels for the International Helicopter Museum

The museum has a collection of over 80 rotorcraft and lots of others are being restored in the museum's workshops. Visitors with Somerset hotels often express particular interest in the unique collection of Eastern European and Soviet-era helicopters on display, just a few of the many foreign models such as an EH-101, an Mi-24 Hind and the interestingly named Kamov Ka-26 Hoodlum. More recent acquisitions include a Mil Mi-8 and a Gyrodyne QH-50D. These names might go right over your head, but to an enthusiast they're the music of the spheres, and whether you're a fan of rotorcraft or not the museum makes a superb destination for a day out from your hotel in Somerset. When you've had your fill of helicopters the delights of the traditional seaside town of Weston-super-Mare are close by.

A Royal Opening for the Somerset Helicopter Museum

The International Helicopter Museum has been opened and closed on several occasions. Its current incarnation dates from 1989, when HRH Prince Andrew in one of the Queen's Flight aircraft and officially opened the museum. It has grown substantially since then, acquiring a new hangar to house the burgeoning collection and put it all under cover. Sourcing and acquisition are important activities, along with restoration and innovative displays of the collections. When you visit the museum from any hotel or B&B in the Somerset region you'll find many fun things to do there. The coffee shop is perfect for a break and refreshments, and the kids will enjoy playing around with the interactive exhibits.

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