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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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