Dementia Friends!

                  The museum volunteers have been doing a fantastic job visiting nursing homes, residential centres and even pubs (!) to deliver reminiscence sessions to people living with dementia.  They have visited venues within Weston-Super-Mare, Sandford, Locking and Clevedon with our seaside and childhood reminiscence boxes.  The museum ..read more »

The Cinema Experience

For all of you who have visited the museum since we have opened and enjoyed the cinema experience in the seaside gallery, you must have sat in our beautiful and authentic cinema seats. Did you notice where they came from? During the Summer last year, the development officer and volunteer co-ordinator paid a visit to ..read more »

Snap up a Prize!

Now that our wonderful new museum is open again for visitors, we want to see your snaps of you enjoying the new displays. In honour of our new temporary exhibition, ‘Making Weston Museum’, which features photography of the building and activities throughout the refurbishment, we are holding a photography competition. Simply submit a photograph of ..read more »

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 »

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 »

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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