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 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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

New Museum Outreach Assistant Posts

Within the current refurbishment, an opportunity has arisen for two new team members to work on this interesting and varied project with a focus on out-reach work, community engagement and events. The successful candidates will have a flexible and enthusiastic approach and be committed to working as part of a small dedicated team in achieving the more »

Friday 21st August 2015

My Experience In Banksy’s Dreamed Up Fun Park NightmareI feel so fortunate to be alive and in Weston to see such an exhibition come into my hometown. Not only does Dismaland showcase the works of the most prolific and controversial street artists of our time, it features 50 other hugely talented artists from around the more »

Rising to the challenge – By Elaine Buss

  The packing of thousands of items that comprised the contents of the museum is now complete despite some very tricky tasks along the way. Perhaps one of the most challenging was the dismantling of the display of birds and animals that formed the wildlife exhibition.   Undaunted, Heather and Peter worked with care because more »

Weston Museum and the removal of collections

Staff at Weston Museum and the curatorial team from South West Heritage Trust, Taunton, have been working hard to carefully pack several thousand individual items in the collections ready for storage during the 2 year refurbishment project of the Burlington Street facility. The galleries are now looking very different following closure and the process has more »

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