Each year Weston Museum plays host to a number of events which provide opportunities for both enthusiasts and families to enjoy a great day out.

May
26
Sat
‘That’s The Way To Do It; Punch and Judy Through The Ages’ – Exhibition @ Weston Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 – Sep 16 @ 17:00
'That's The Way To Do It; Punch and Judy Through The Ages' - Exhibition @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

That’s The Way To Do It: Punch and Judy Through The Ages is a new family friendly touring exhibition created in association with The Fedora Group. It tells the story of Punch and Judy, our nation’s most celebrated puppets, and their development over time.

The exhibition will evoke nostalgic memories of seaside holidays and reveal the stories of local Punch and Judy Professors, whilst exploring the meaning and relevance of Punch and Judy in the twentieth century.

The exhibition is free to enter, but visitors are encouraged to help support the museum through making a donation in one of the stands around the museum. The exhibition will be open during standard museum opening times of 10-5 Monday to Sunday.

Jul
21
Sat
‘Know Your Place’ Mapping Day @ Weston Museum
Jul 21 @ 11:00 – 15:00
'Know Your Place' Mapping Day @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

North Somerset is part of “Know Your Place”, an online mapping and local history project. This is a free digital mapping project which allows users to explore the heritage of their local area through old maps, archive images and linked information. From the coastal communities of Portishead, Clevedon and Weston, further inland to Blagdon and Leigh Woods, you can now discover how North Somerset has been transformed over time.

Heritage officers from North Somerset Council and staff and volunteers from Weston Museum would like to invite you to an open event where you can learn more about how to use Know Your Place, and even add some interesting information yourself!

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm to find out more, no need to book for this free entry event.

We will have some computers available for having a go at using Know Your Place at the event, but if you wish to bring along your own laptop, tablet or mobile phone, we can show you how to use the resource.
 
We would also encourage you to bring along photographs or artifacts we can photograph that you would like to upload to the Community Layer.
Jul
24
Tue
Local Providers INSET Day @ Weston Museum
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 15:30
Local Providers INSET Day @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Please note – this event has been postponed until September. More details soon to follow. Apologies for any inconvenience

 

 

If you are looking for something a bit different within your teaching, but aren’t sure what’s out there, then join in with our local providers INSET day
• Meet a variety of educational providers from your local area, covering history, STEM, literacy, craft and design etc
• Find out about learning offers outside of the classroom
• Get ideas for new activities and visits
• Take part in hands on workshop sessions to try out some new topics
• Get your ‘wow day’ activities planned in advance
• Get your pre visit to the museum all ticked off (get everything you need for a visit done by signing off a risk assessment and pre-prepared trail activities all in one go)

To book spaces for your teaching staff, just call the museum on 01934 621028 or email katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk. Places are limited, so book early. Tickets cost £20 each and include light refreshments, lunches can be ordered through our lovely cafe or you are free to bring your own (not included).

If you are interested in joining in with this event as a local provider who offers learning activities to schools or a place for school visits, please contact Katherine Bell at katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk.

Jul
28
Sat
Lego Workshops – Seaside! @ Weston Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:30 – 15:45
Lego Workshops - Seaside! @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come along to a family friendly lego workshop. Get inspired by our temporary exhibition focussing on the history of Punch and Judy and create your own seaside themed scene.

Workshops last for one hour at timed slots throughout the day (on both Saturday and Sunday); tickets should be bought in advance, as numbers are limited. You can do this by popping in to our museum reception or by giving us a call (you can pay by card over the phone).
Ticket costs are £3 per child, £5 for 2 children together.

As per lego advice, we are accepting children of age 4 and up (children aged just under 4 can attend too, but only if the parent or carer stays with them to supervise closely. Children under 3 will unfortunately not be able to take part on this occasion). Please be aware that adults will need to stay within earshot/sight of children, but are free to enjoy the café by sitting at one of the tables just next to the Learning Space (enjoy a peaceful cuppa whilst your children enjoy some lego building!).

Available slot times –
10:30 – 11:30
11:45 – 12:45
1:30 – 2:30
2:45 – 3:45

Jul
29
Sun
Lego Workshops – Seaside! @ Weston Museum
Jul 29 @ 10:30 – 15:45
Lego Workshops - Seaside! @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come along to a family friendly lego workshop. Get inspired by our temporary exhibition focussing on the history of Punch and Judy and create your own seaside themed scene.

Workshops last for one hour at timed slots throughout the day (on both Saturday and Sunday); tickets should be bought in advance, as numbers are limited. You can do this by popping in to our museum reception or by giving us a call (you can pay by card over the phone).
Ticket costs are £3 per child, £5 for 2 children together.

As per lego advice, we are accepting children of age 4 and up (children aged just under 4 can attend too, but only if the parent or carer stays with them to supervise closely. Children under 3 will unfortunately not be able to take part on this occasion). Please be aware that adults will need to stay within earshot/sight of children, but are free to enjoy the café by sitting at one of the tables just next to the Learning Space (enjoy a peaceful cuppa whilst your children enjoy some lego building!).

Available slot times –
10:30 – 11:30
11:45 – 12:45
1:30 – 2:30
2:45 – 3:45

Aug
3
Fri
Punch and Judy Shows @ Weston Museum
Aug 3 @ 11:00 – 16:00

punch and judy show‘That’s the way to do it!’
Bring the whole family to the museum to enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show, a British seaside favourite. Shows will take place in our beautiful covered courtyard at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each Friday during August. Shows are performed by our wonderful, local Punch and Judy Professor – Paul Wheeler – http://www.punchinello.co.uk/index.html.

Weston Museum is free entry and the galleries showcase the history of Weston and North Somerset, including some historical punch and judy memorabilia. You can also enjoy refreshments in our cafe and browse our shop for your own souvenirs.

Aug
7
Tue
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries
Aug 7 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries | England | United Kingdom

North Somerset Libraries will again be running their popular Summer Reading Challenge, this year with a theme of Mischief Makers!

The museum will be joining in by popping along to 4 different libraries over August and bringing a whole mix of historical toys and childhood items with them for visitors old and young to have a play with.
Our pop up stand will travel to the following libraries on the following dates:
Tuesday 7th August at Weston Library 11-1
Tuesday 14th August at Worle Library 11-1
Tuesday 21st August at Clevedon Library 11-1
Tuesday 28th August at Nailsea Library 11-1

There is no charge and no need to book, just come along to have a chat and a play!

Details about the Summer Reading Challenge:
Children aged four to 11 and their parents or carers are invited to their local North Somerset library to take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge: sign up for free at your local library during the summer holidays.

Children can choose any books to read from the thousands of titles held in libraries. Once signed up children are challenged to read six books over three visits to the library.

Children will receive a special summer reading challenge poster or folder with stickers or cards to collect. All materials are free and subject to availability. Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge by the second weekend of September receives a certificate and medal. Look out for more details at your school or in your local library this summer.

Aug
8
Wed
Weston Museum Quiz Night @ Weston Museum
Aug 8 @ 18:30 – 21:00

mini ad for pub quiz

*CANCELLED* With England stomping through the rounds and football fever gripping the country, we suspect that many of you will be rather occupied this Wednesday, so we are calling off this month’s quiz night. We will see you all again for next month’s quiz on Wednesday 8th August 🙂     

Try your luck at our monthly quiz night; learn a little about your local history and have a laugh at the same time.

During our refurbishment closure, we travelled around the local pubs with our own brand of fun and interesting, but definitely not serious, quizzes. Now that we have our lovely building back, you can come in and join us here. You don’t need lots of historical knowledge; we promise to keep the questions simple, with only the occasional head scratcher thrown in. The quiz includes a mystery object round, so whilst you’re enjoying your drink from our bar of locally sourced drinks and nibbles, you can also have a guess at a selection of historical objects and replicas.

Only £5 to enter a team (of up to five people) and there is a prize for the winning team. Numbers are limited so you can book in advance to guarantee your team a slot, but if there is space then we won’t turn you away on the night. Join us from 6.30, ready for the quiz to start at 7.30pm.

Any questions? Just give the team a call or send us an email.

Aug
10
Fri
Punch and Judy Shows @ Weston Museum
Aug 10 @ 11:00 – 16:00

punch and judy show‘That’s the way to do it!’
Bring the whole family to the museum to enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show, a British seaside favourite. Shows will take place in our beautiful covered courtyard at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each Friday during August. Shows are performed by our wonderful, local Punch and Judy Professor – Paul Wheeler – http://www.punchinello.co.uk/index.html.

Weston Museum is free entry and the galleries showcase the history of Weston and North Somerset, including some historical punch and judy memorabilia. You can also enjoy refreshments in our cafe and browse our shop for your own souvenirs.

Aug
14
Tue
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries
Aug 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries | England | United Kingdom

North Somerset Libraries will again be running their popular Summer Reading Challenge, this year with a theme of Mischief Makers!

The museum will be joining in by popping along to 4 different libraries over August and bringing a whole mix of historical toys and childhood items with them for visitors old and young to have a play with.
Our pop up stand will travel to the following libraries on the following dates:
Tuesday 7th August at Weston Library 11-1
Tuesday 14th August at Worle Library 11-1
Tuesday 21st August at Clevedon Library 11-1
Tuesday 28th August at Nailsea Library 11-1

There is no charge and no need to book, just come along to have a chat and a play!

Details about the Summer Reading Challenge:
Children aged four to 11 and their parents or carers are invited to their local North Somerset library to take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge: sign up for free at your local library during the summer holidays.

Children can choose any books to read from the thousands of titles held in libraries. Once signed up children are challenged to read six books over three visits to the library.

Children will receive a special summer reading challenge poster or folder with stickers or cards to collect. All materials are free and subject to availability. Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge by the second weekend of September receives a certificate and medal. Look out for more details at your school or in your local library this summer.