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
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
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
15
Wed
Puppetry Workshops for Families @ Weston Museum
Aug 15 @ 10:30 – 16:00
Puppetry Workshops for Families @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Get inspired by our exhibition on Punch and Judy and make your own puppet to take away and create your own shows with! Join in with a craft workshop where there will be loads of materials to use and a puppetry artist on hand to show you how to make your own fantastic puppet.

Workshops last for 1.5 hours and available slot timings are:

  • 10.30 – 12
  • 12.30 – 2
  • 2.30 – 4

Activities are suitable for children aged 4-10, smaller craft materials mean that the workshops are not suitable for children aged 3 or younger. We have regular toddler groups for them instead, run on a monthly basis.

Tickets cost £5 per child. Parents do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, they can either stay with the child (advisable for younger children) or stay in the museum cafe, which is within eye line and earshot of the Learning Space and enjoy a cuppa whilst their children enjoy some craft. To book a place please call the museum on 01934 621028 or drop in. Places need to be booked in advance as numbers are limited and we ask for payment at the time of booking, which you can pay in cash or on card if you drop in or you can pay by card over the phone.

Aug
18
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Aug 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

teacups and books

Weston Museum’s monthly tea and talk usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month and features a wide variety of subjects and speakers from our wonderful band of volunteers. Enjoy a short talk followed by a drink and some cake, with the opportunity for an informal chat with the speaker.

There is no need to book ahead and the small charge of £3 includes tea or coffee as well as some of the delicious homemade cake, baked on site at the museum.

Future topics will be announced on our Facebook page (@westonmuseum), with the first talk in June given by Andy Stanley on the subject ‘2,000 Years of carelessness – the history of our area and some examples of what was left behind in our fields’.

Sep
12
Wed
Weston Museum Quiz Night @ Weston Museum
Sep 12 @ 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.

Sep
15
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Sep 15 @ 11:00 – 12:00

teacups and books

Weston Museum’s monthly tea and talk usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month and features a wide variety of subjects and speakers from our wonderful band of volunteers. Enjoy a short talk followed by a drink and some cake, with the opportunity for an informal chat with the speaker.

There is no need to book ahead and the small charge of £3 includes tea or coffee as well as some of the delicious homemade cake, baked on site at the museum.

Future topics will be announced on our Facebook page (@westonmuseum), with the first talk in June given by Andy Stanley on the subject ‘2,000 Years of carelessness – the history of our area and some examples of what was left behind in our fields’.

Oct
10
Wed
Weston Museum Quiz Night @ Weston Museum
Oct 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00
lady drinking beerTry 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.