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Weston Museum

Type:Museum

Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1PR
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About

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?

 

Events

Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Saturday, 28th July 2018

Sunday, 29th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

Lego Workshops – Seaside!
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Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

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

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

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.

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Opening Times

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

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

Video

  • Weston Museum 2017

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