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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History Weekend 2016 Pictures

Well, that was an eventful weekend! Following on from our popular History Week event in the museum, we hosted a History Weekend on the beach lawns with the Hildsvin Vikings re-enactment group. We had a great day on Saturday, despite the rain; we had battles, ‘kiddie vikes’, interesting things to see in the encampment and ..read more »

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Handling Objects Bring History to Life

A dramatic refurbishment is currently taking place at Weston Museum, but that doesn’t mean that access to historical objects and learning is no longer available. A learning programme has been developed by the museum team with school sessions being offered, as well as handling boxes for key stages 1 and 2. Historical learning can be ..read more »

designers choosing objects

Curator’s Update – Object Selection

Preparing the New Displays for Weston Museum We’re working hard behind the scenes to prepare the new displays for Weston Museum. This June, we’ve had two exciting jobs: selecting objects for the new gallery displays and deciding how these objects will be arranged and mounted. David Revell, Creative Head at Imagemakers (Exhibition Designers) and John ..read more »

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Competition Winners Meet the Mayor

Earlier this year, Weston Museum launched a competition to name one of its most popular collection items; the Iron Age dog skeleton found on Dibble’s farm in 1970. The competition was open to key stage 1 & 2 children of the town and the response was fantastic. Children sent in their suggestions which covered a ..read more »

group of volunteers

It’s National Volunteers Week

Weston Museum thanks its volunteers during National Volunteers Week – 1st – 12th June The team at Weston Museum will be taking the opportunity to highlight the contribution that their volunteers make to the work that the Museum carries out. Thanks will go out via the Museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages, to show the valuable work ..read more »

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A Volunteer’s Experience – Hard Hat Tours

I recently volunteered to guide people around the, now empty, museum building. It was an opportunity to let other volunteers and Town Councillors see the progress made to date and imagine the wonderful new facility that will open in the future. On day one it was necessary to give the premises a clean because we ..read more »

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A Temporary Archive

Written by previous head of the volunteer archive group, Peter Johnson: When responsibility for the Museum buildings in Burlington Street was transferred to Weston Town Council in 2011 some major changes occurred. The reserve collection was carefully removed and transferred for safe keeping to the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. Along with these items went ..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 »

wolf dog

History Weekend 2016 Pictures

Well, that was an eventful weekend! Following on from our popular History Week event in the museum, we hosted a History Weekend on the beach lawns with the Hildsvin Vikings re-enactment group. We had a great day on Saturday, despite the rain; we had battles, ‘kiddie vikes’, interesting things to see in the encampment and ..read more »

fossil

Handling Objects Bring History to Life

A dramatic refurbishment is currently taking place at Weston Museum, but that doesn’t mean that access to historical objects and learning is no longer available. A learning programme has been developed by the museum team with school sessions being offered, as well as handling boxes for key stages 1 and 2. Historical learning can be ..read more »

designers choosing objects

Curator’s Update – Object Selection

Preparing the New Displays for Weston Museum We’re working hard behind the scenes to prepare the new displays for Weston Museum. This June, we’ve had two exciting jobs: selecting objects for the new gallery displays and deciding how these objects will be arranged and mounted. David Revell, Creative Head at Imagemakers (Exhibition Designers) and John ..read more »

BY9A3998

Competition Winners Meet the Mayor

Earlier this year, Weston Museum launched a competition to name one of its most popular collection items; the Iron Age dog skeleton found on Dibble’s farm in 1970. The competition was open to key stage 1 & 2 children of the town and the response was fantastic. Children sent in their suggestions which covered a ..read more »

group of volunteers

It’s National Volunteers Week

Weston Museum thanks its volunteers during National Volunteers Week – 1st – 12th June The team at Weston Museum will be taking the opportunity to highlight the contribution that their volunteers make to the work that the Museum carries out. Thanks will go out via the Museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages, to show the valuable work ..read more »

Hard hat tours 1

A Volunteer’s Experience – Hard Hat Tours

I recently volunteered to guide people around the, now empty, museum building. It was an opportunity to let other volunteers and Town Councillors see the progress made to date and imagine the wonderful new facility that will open in the future. On day one it was necessary to give the premises a clean because we ..read more »

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