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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 »

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Museum Galleries – Design Update

In 2015 Weston Museum was awarded over a million pounds by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to completely refurbish and modernise the hugely popular Burlington Street attraction. Further funding successes have come from a couple of local foundations and the recent success with the Coastal Revival application has secured the display cases for the Temporary ..read more »

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Iron Age Dog Competition

Even though Weston Museum is closed for the Heritage Lottery Funded refurbishment, staff and volunteers remain busy creating interactive learning programmes for local schools. The Iron Age is the team’s latest era to be turned into a fun, in-school session and a museum skeleton is being called into service. The skeleton in question is that ..read more »

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£50,000 Success with the Coastal Revival Fund

  Weston Museum has been successful with a bid to the Coastal Revival Fund and has been granted £50,000 towards the development of the new Temporary Exhibition Gallery. During the HLF/museum refurbishment project there are plans develop a secure exhibition gallery, meeting the requirements of the National Security Advisory Team with cabinets and movable walling systems to ..read more »

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Update on plans for the new museum galleries

The Heritage Lottery Funded project at Weston Museum is making sound progress. Ideas currently outlined below, such as the new Landscape Gallery layout have been approved in principle with star objects being chosen for display, but some changes may still occur before the final building and laying out of the spaces. Images are to give ..read more »

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Night in the Museum Town Trail – ‘Unlucky Ernie’ and the story of Aircraftsman Cecil Bright

Weston-super-Mare Museum’s ever-popular Night in the Museum Experience continues, but this time the characters have all escaped around town! With the museum closed for its big Heritage Lottery Fund refurbishment, the characters have awoken for Halloween and found themselves without a place to spend their time. All of this confusion has caused them to wander ..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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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 »

Gallery 2 view 1

Museum Galleries – Design Update

In 2015 Weston Museum was awarded over a million pounds by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to completely refurbish and modernise the hugely popular Burlington Street attraction. Further funding successes have come from a couple of local foundations and the recent success with the Coastal Revival application has secured the display cases for the Temporary ..read more »

WESTM.1977.163_Shot8

Iron Age Dog Competition

Even though Weston Museum is closed for the Heritage Lottery Funded refurbishment, staff and volunteers remain busy creating interactive learning programmes for local schools. The Iron Age is the team’s latest era to be turned into a fun, in-school session and a museum skeleton is being called into service. The skeleton in question is that ..read more »

coastal revival fund

£50,000 Success with the Coastal Revival Fund

  Weston Museum has been successful with a bid to the Coastal Revival Fund and has been granted £50,000 towards the development of the new Temporary Exhibition Gallery. During the HLF/museum refurbishment project there are plans develop a secure exhibition gallery, meeting the requirements of the National Security Advisory Team with cabinets and movable walling systems to ..read more »

seaside gallery 1

Update on plans for the new museum galleries

The Heritage Lottery Funded project at Weston Museum is making sound progress. Ideas currently outlined below, such as the new Landscape Gallery layout have been approved in principle with star objects being chosen for display, but some changes may still occur before the final building and laying out of the spaces. Images are to give ..read more »

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Weston Museum non-collection items go on sale on ebay

To raise funds for the Museum’s much need regeneration, the Weston-Super-Mare Town council have decided to launch an eBay account to help generate money that will be exclusively used to support the Heritage Lottery Fund refurbishment of Weston Museum. You can now purchase some of the amazing props used by the museum events team, vintage mannequins which resided in ..read more »

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