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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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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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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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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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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 »