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.

Jan
27
Sat
‘The Art Of Self Expression; Facial Hair and Tattoos Through The Ages’ Temporary Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Jan 27 @ 10:00 – May 13 @ 17:00
'The Art Of Self Expression; Facial Hair and Tattoos Through The Ages' Temporary Exhibition @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Weston Museum’s exciting new temporary exhibition on facial hair and tattoos through the ages features both historical and modern examples of self expression. A photographer has been out capturing some local faces to feature amongst the range of beards, mustaches and body art.

Come along and compare your own styles and artwork with others from across the area and across time!

The exhibition is free entry and will be open during standard museum opening times of 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week. There will also be a variety of activities and events for all ages running alongside the exhibition, with talks for those interested in learning more and pirate themed activities for families!

May
10
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
May 10 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.

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.

May
29
Tue
Living History – World War Two @ Weston Museum
May 29 @ 10:00 – May 31 @ 17:00
Living History - World War Two @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom
During Living History, you will have the chance to meet reenactors, who will show how life was during the Second World War, with the opportunity to meet some German troops as well as British troops.
 
The café will be offering a selection of WW2 themed ration recipes and the shop has some vintage style souvenirs and gifts.
 
Kids can also have a go at some transport themed sand art, alongside some WW2 themed craft activities in the Learning Space, with pieces ranging from planes, to trains and tanks. The craft activities will include colouring in, alongside some activities and games that would’ve been played during the war. These activities will take place on the Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm.
 
There is the chance to share your family’s short stories and photographs from the Second World War; do you have any family stories or memories that could add to our display? Email sophie.sanford@wsm-tc.gov.uk for more information (please note, items must be 2D and be copies not originals).
 
The museum is free entry all year round. This event will take place in our lovely covered courtyard area, and you do not need to book for this event, but some activities taking place in the Learning Space will have a small charge.
May
30
Wed
Living History – World War Two @ Weston Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 – Jun 1 @ 17:00
Living History - World War Two @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom
During Living History, you will have the chance to meet reenactors, who will show how life was during the Second World War, with the opportunity to meet some German troops as well as British troops.
 
The café will be offering a selection of WW2 themed ration recipes and the shop has some vintage style souvenirs and gifts.
 
Kids can also have a go at some transport themed sand art, alongside some WW2 themed craft activities in the Learning Space, with pieces ranging from planes, to trains and tanks. The craft activities will include colouring in, alongside some activities and games that would’ve been played during the war. These activities will take place on the Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm.
 
There is the chance to share your family’s short stories and photographs from the Second World War; do you have any family stories or memories that could add to our display? Email sophie.sanford@wsm-tc.gov.uk for more information (please note, items must be 2D and be copies not originals).
 
The museum is free entry all year round. This event will take place in our lovely covered courtyard area, and you do not need to book for this event, but some activities taking place in the Learning Space will have a small charge.
May
31
Thu
Living History – World War Two @ Weston Museum
May 31 @ 10:00 – Jun 2 @ 17:00
Living History - World War Two @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom
During Living History, you will have the chance to meet reenactors, who will show how life was during the Second World War, with the opportunity to meet some German troops as well as British troops.
 
The café will be offering a selection of WW2 themed ration recipes and the shop has some vintage style souvenirs and gifts.
 
Kids can also have a go at some transport themed sand art, alongside some WW2 themed craft activities in the Learning Space, with pieces ranging from planes, to trains and tanks. The craft activities will include colouring in, alongside some activities and games that would’ve been played during the war. These activities will take place on the Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm.
 
There is the chance to share your family’s short stories and photographs from the Second World War; do you have any family stories or memories that could add to our display? Email sophie.sanford@wsm-tc.gov.uk for more information (please note, items must be 2D and be copies not originals).
 
The museum is free entry all year round. This event will take place in our lovely covered courtyard area, and you do not need to book for this event, but some activities taking place in the Learning Space will have a small charge.
Jun
5
Tue
Cheese and Charabancs – Historic Holidays in Devon and Somerset @ Weston Museum
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 15:30

exhibition posterSomerset and Devon have long been tourist destinations. The country air, market towns, beaches and fossil coasts are all key West Country attractions. Discover how people enjoyed their leisure time through a display of historic documents.

Free entry, this display will be shown in the museum’s Learning Space between 10 and 3.30.

 

Jun
7
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Jun 7 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.

Jun
10
Sun
Songs and Poems of the First World War @ Weston Museum
Jun 10 @ 11:15 – 13:00

As part of the museum’s celebrations of the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War One, we are staging a concert of music and poetry readings from the period of World War One. The museum’s beautiful covered courtyard will be filled with a mixture of music and poetry throughout the morning, so visitors can drop in and enjoy the atmosphere, alongside viewing the displays in the galleries.

Clara’s Cafe will also be offering a few specials added in to its delicious menu that have a First World War feel for visitors to enjoy whilst listening to the music and poetry.

The museum is free entry and this is a free event, but you can support the work of the museum and support your local heritage by making a donation in any of the donation points throughout the building.

Jun
13
Wed
Friends Talk – ‘The Strawberry Line – Past, Present and Future’ by Lois Brenchley @ Weston Museum
Jun 13 @ 14:00 – 16:00

The Friends of Weston Museum host regular talks on topics of local historical interest. June’s talk is on ‘The Strawberry Line – Past, Present and Future’ by Lois Brenchley.

Talks are free to members of the Friends (details of how to join can be found on the Friends page), a small fee on the door applies to non-members.