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Our New Museum – An Alternative View!

The breathless jogger rounded the last bend and over the finishing line and scuttled inside his bachelor pad just beneath the roof, for this was no ordinary athlete, this was Oliver Scudsbarrow, an arachnid who lived in the museum after hatching in Clara’s Cottage and remaining there with his family as a spiderling. The two ..read more »

Painting of Weston sands

Help Restore a Museum Painting

A valuable collection of sixty important paintings from the North Somerset Collection is being carefully prepared for display in Weston’s refurbished museum, but £17,000 needs to be spent on essential conservation work before the works of art can be exhibited. The Museum has received generous help from individual benefactors and so far almost half the ..read more »

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Eleanor’s Thoughts on Work Experience

The museum outreach team recently played host to a work experience student, Eleanor, who supported a variety of tasks in the office. Eleanor was a brilliant student and a great help to us, she has written her thoughts on her time with the museum, which we have share below. ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my work ..read more »

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Digital Engagement Project – Invitation to Tender

Weston Museum is currently going through a major refurbishment to reopen in August 2017. As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project, there is an aim to create digital engagement opportunities aimed at specific audiences. Companies are being invited to submit tenders for this digital engagement project, based on the design brief below. Weston Museum ..read more »

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A Blue Plaque for Paulo Radmilovic

Weston-super-Mare Town Council are launching a blue plaque scheme for the town, to recognise those from the past who have made significant contributions to local life, or whose presence has some how enriched the home story. The first of the blue plaques is honouring Olympian Paulo Radmilovic and will be unveiled at the Imperial on ..read more »

courtyard space

Project Progress Pictures!

We recently had another hard hat day for our volunteers and similar groups to see the building in its current phase; here are a few of the pictures for you to see too! The interior is starting to take shape, the glass roof has been replaced with a lovely new one (that hopefully won’t leak ..read more »

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The Origin of Weston’s Lover’s Walk

Red roses, chocolates and the promise of spring, when a “young man’s fancey turns to thoughts of love”, or so it is said. St. Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. This day is thought to owe its origins to a Roman pagan festival of fertility around this date, but who was Valentine? Well, ..read more »

spider-monster

Our New Museum – An Alternative View!

The breathless jogger rounded the last bend and over the finishing line and scuttled inside his bachelor pad just beneath the roof, for this was no ordinary athlete, this was Oliver Scudsbarrow, an arachnid who lived in the museum after hatching in Clara’s Cottage and remaining there with his family as a spiderling. The two ..read more »

Painting of Weston sands

Help Restore a Museum Painting

A valuable collection of sixty important paintings from the North Somerset Collection is being carefully prepared for display in Weston’s refurbished museum, but £17,000 needs to be spent on essential conservation work before the works of art can be exhibited. The Museum has received generous help from individual benefactors and so far almost half the ..read more »

20170314_134951[1]

Eleanor’s Thoughts on Work Experience

The museum outreach team recently played host to a work experience student, Eleanor, who supported a variety of tasks in the office. Eleanor was a brilliant student and a great help to us, she has written her thoughts on her time with the museum, which we have share below. ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my work ..read more »

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Digital Engagement Project – Invitation to Tender

Weston Museum is currently going through a major refurbishment to reopen in August 2017. As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project, there is an aim to create digital engagement opportunities aimed at specific audiences. Companies are being invited to submit tenders for this digital engagement project, based on the design brief below. Weston Museum ..read more »

Paul_Radmilovic_1909

A Blue Plaque for Paulo Radmilovic

Weston-super-Mare Town Council are launching a blue plaque scheme for the town, to recognise those from the past who have made significant contributions to local life, or whose presence has some how enriched the home story. The first of the blue plaques is honouring Olympian Paulo Radmilovic and will be unveiled at the Imperial on ..read more »

courtyard space

Project Progress Pictures!

We recently had another hard hat day for our volunteers and similar groups to see the building in its current phase; here are a few of the pictures for you to see too! The interior is starting to take shape, the glass roof has been replaced with a lovely new one (that hopefully won’t leak ..read more »

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We are looking for an Audience Development Consultant!

Weston Town Council has recently secured funding through Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund grant to undertake a project to develop new business models for its museum. The project is being undertaken as three separately-commissioned assignments. 1. Audience Development 2. Improve the retail offer 3. Improve the catering offer Please note these last two are ..read more »

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