Archaeology

The archaeology collection is made up of material from Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas dating from 500,000BC to the present day. Archaeology represents 30% of the North Somerset Council museum collection.

There are strong collections of material for the Ice Age (110,000BC-9,500BC), Iron Age (800BC-AD43) and Roman period (AD43-AD410). There is also a growing collection of industrial archaeology, particularly from the Nailsea area. There is a small amount of non-local British material, as well as some foreign material.

 

Highlights from the Archaeology Collection:

The archaeology collection contains significant material, including the excavated finds from the Roman temples at Brean Down and Henley Wood in Yatton. Outstanding individual items include a fine Roman patera (pan) made of bronze, and a romanesque carving from Weston parish church.