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Arts Council Supports Weston Museum

Arts Council England has awarded two further grants to Weston’s exciting museum project. The first award of £15,000 will commission a series of high-impact installations for the revamped courtyard from well-known artist Mary Flower. A series of collaborative workshops will also be set up enabling local schools and community groups to help Mary create an ..read more »

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Kid’s Museum History Club to be Revived!

Weston Museum has taken many different forms and names over the years and seen many different activities take place. One popular activity from an earlier decade was the children’s club, which Weston Museum is now reviving. The new kid’s club will have a mascot in the form of an Iron Age dog, who was recently ..read more »

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Weston Society of Arts supports Weston Museum

In July, Weston Society of Arts approached Weston-super-Mare Town Council with an offer to support the Weston Museum refurbishment project. The Society has been part of Weston’s cultural life since the 1950s, with its popular programme of talks on art, theatre, music, poetry and history, often inviting guest speakers from a far distance, but after ..read more »

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Dinosaur Session For Home Education Families!

Weston Museum Learning Programme is currently developing sessions for home education families in the local area and will be leading a taster session on Thursday 10th November all about Fossils and Dinosaurs. The session is mainly aimed at key stage 2, but slightly younger and older children can happily be included. There will also be ..read more »

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Consultant Opportunities – Catering and Retail

Weston Town Council have recently secured funding through Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience Fund grant to undertake a project to develop new business models for Weston Museum. They are now opening applications for two consultant opportunities – one focusing on catering and one on retail. Please open the document below to read a full brief for ..read more »

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Black History Month – Objects

October is usually known as the month of spookiness, but it is also Black History Month. So to mark it, here are two interesting objects from the Somerset County Council museum collection. They are tokens that relate to the abolition of the slave trade. The following is a little information, borrowed from the website of ..read more »

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Civil War Reenactment at the Helicopter Museum

Recently, the Helicopter Museum hosted a brilliant Civil War reenactment group for the weekend, with an encampment and demonstrations of battles. The Helicopter Museum kindly let us pop up for the day on the Sunday to chat to some of the visitors who attended about the progress on our refurbishment project. Whilst we were there, ..read more »

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History Weekend Prize Winners!

Braving the weather at History Weekend, young children took part in a quiz to test their knowledge about the Vikings. We were delighted to welcome two of our competition winners at Grove House where the Mayor and Mayoress presented them with their prizes. Court Farm Country Park in Banwell kindly donated a family ticket and ..read more »

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Arts Council Supports Weston Museum

Arts Council England has awarded two further grants to Weston’s exciting museum project. The first award of £15,000 will commission a series of high-impact installations for the revamped courtyard from well-known artist Mary Flower. A series of collaborative workshops will also be set up enabling local schools and community groups to help Mary create an ..read more »

soft toy puppy

Kid’s Museum History Club to be Revived!

Weston Museum has taken many different forms and names over the years and seen many different activities take place. One popular activity from an earlier decade was the children’s club, which Weston Museum is now reviving. The new kid’s club will have a mascot in the form of an Iron Age dog, who was recently ..read more »

sculpture busts

Weston Society of Arts supports Weston Museum

In July, Weston Society of Arts approached Weston-super-Mare Town Council with an offer to support the Weston Museum refurbishment project. The Society has been part of Weston’s cultural life since the 1950s, with its popular programme of talks on art, theatre, music, poetry and history, often inviting guest speakers from a far distance, but after ..read more »

fossil-111498_960_720

Dinosaur Session For Home Education Families!

Weston Museum Learning Programme is currently developing sessions for home education families in the local area and will be leading a taster session on Thursday 10th November all about Fossils and Dinosaurs. The session is mainly aimed at key stage 2, but slightly younger and older children can happily be included. There will also be ..read more »

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Consultant Opportunities – Catering and Retail

Weston Town Council have recently secured funding through Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience Fund grant to undertake a project to develop new business models for Weston Museum. They are now opening applications for two consultant opportunities – one focusing on catering and one on retail. Please open the document below to read a full brief for ..read more »

ttncm-2421-1990-4_shot1_lowres

Black History Month – Objects

October is usually known as the month of spookiness, but it is also Black History Month. So to mark it, here are two interesting objects from the Somerset County Council museum collection. They are tokens that relate to the abolition of the slave trade. The following is a little information, borrowed from the website of ..read more »

8r3b8318sized

Civil War Reenactment at the Helicopter Museum

Recently, the Helicopter Museum hosted a brilliant Civil War reenactment group for the weekend, with an encampment and demonstrations of battles. The Helicopter Museum kindly let us pop up for the day on the Sunday to chat to some of the visitors who attended about the progress on our refurbishment project. Whilst we were there, ..read more »

Family Day at Ashcombe Park

Family Fun Day at Ashcombe Park!

We spent a lovely afternoon at North Somerset Council’s Family Fun Day at Ashcombe Park last Thursday. There was a mixture of sunshine and rain but it was still a fun time for the children. The jig dolls were a great success and we’re looking forward to joining forces with the storyteller at the Food ..read more »

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