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Weston Museum

Type: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’

Events

Monday, 17th December 2018 - Monday, 17th December 2018

Christmas Carols at the Museum
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Sunday, 13th January 2019 - Sunday, 13th January 2019

The Snow Baby
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Saturday, 9th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019

Railway Weekend
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Childrens Author Claire Barker
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Childrens Story Telling - Oscar The Ferry Cat
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Childrens Workshop with Duncan Beedie
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Murder, Mayhem and Mystery
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

We Are Family
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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

How to get your book into the mainstream media!
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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

What is Womens Fiction Anyway?
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Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • 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

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Opening Times

Winter Opening Times (1 Nov 2018 - 15 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* 24th December - 31st December
Closed for Christmas

Video

  • Weston Museum 2017

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