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Weston Museum

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Weston Museum

Address/Location

Burlington Street
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 1PR

Contact

Tel: 01934 62 10 28

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 early 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 strong room was created and this will house valuable visiting exhibits in a safe environment.

Clara's Cottage which adjoins the main museum building and showcases high Victorian and Edwardian living style does not lend itself to major alteration, so unfortunately remains inaccessible to wheelchair users. 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. 

Upstairs 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?

 

Opening Times

2018 Opening Times (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday10:0017:00

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

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