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Weston Museum


Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1PR
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Weston Museum houses displays and artefacts from the North Somerset Collection and has both local and regional significance. It’s a free entry museum, open daily and offers a lovely café and a souvenir shop as well as galleries on the upper floor with a lift that can take wheelchairs to the newly opened spaces. Weston Town Council took over the building in 2011 to save it from closure and with additional funding from various sources such as the Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund, oversaw a massive refurbishment of the museum for the community and for visitors to Weston-super-Mare. It re-opened in August 2017.

There are now bridges spanning the Courtyard space to give access to both sides of the upper floor, which houses galleries that walk you through the ages in chronological order from the distant past right up to the present. There’s geology, archaeology, art, social history, and Iron Age to Romano British to 20th Century exhibits.  During the refurbishment, a Temporary Exhibition Space was created and this features high quality travelling exhibitions.

Clara's Cottage which adjoins the main museum building. The team is very much aware that the cottage holds fond memories for many local visitors who remember visiting it in previous years and will try to bear this in mind with any work, in order to retain the cottage's charm. 

Downstairs – There’s a Community Gallery to display art and items from local community groups.The ground floor exhibition gallery has been converted into a function room that can be used for meetings, parties or as a Learning Space which is perfect for visiting schools. The Courtyard is also a great event space so the entire museum is now much more flexible.  Why not consider a Night at the Museum next time you plan an evening event?

Learning Programme - the museum takes school groups for self led visits as well as offering a variety of learning sessions and resources for schools and community groups’


Thursday, 23rd August 2018 - Thursday, 23rd August 2018

The stories we tell ourselves and the world
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Sunday, 26th August 2018 - Sunday, 26th August 2018

Boy with Birthday CakeWeston Museum's 1st Birthday Party!
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Wednesday, 29th August 2018 - Wednesday, 29th August 2018

Logo for Alzheimers SocietyFamilies United Against Dementia
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Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

Sunday, 9th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Big Dig ActivityBig Dig!
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018 - Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Friends of the Museum Talk
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Thursday, 13th September 2018 - Thursday, 13th September 2018

Thursday, 11th October 2018 - Thursday, 11th October 2018

Thursday, 8th November 2018 - Thursday, 8th November 2018

Thursday, 6th December 2018 - Thursday, 6th December 2018

Explorers Toddler Group PosterExplorers Toddler Group
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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Sunday, 16th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

Heritage Open DayHeritage Open Days – Fortune Telling and Tours
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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
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Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Friends of the Museum Talk
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Saturday, 10th November 2018

Poster for Museum Sensations eventMuseum Sensations – Tactile and Audio Described Tour
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018 - Wednesday, 14th November 2018

Friends of the Museum Talk
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Thursday, 13th December 2018 - Thursday, 13th December 2018

Friends of the Museum Talk
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  • Gift Shop


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Families
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted - While the museum is under refurbishment we cannot accept groups into the museum but we can provide in school sessions and handling collection resources for local groups.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted


Opening Times

2018 Opening Times (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* The museum will be closed to install new exhibits 13 – 21 January 2018.


  • Weston Museum 2017

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