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.

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
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.

Weston Museum Quiz Night @ Weston Museum
Jun 13 @ 18:30 – 21:00

mini ad for pub quiz

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 7pm.

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

Jul
5
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
11
Wed
Weston Museum Quiz Night @ Weston Museum
Jul 11 @ 18:30 – 21:00

mini ad for pub quiz

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 7pm.

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

Jul
24
Tue
Local Providers INSET Day @ Weston Museum
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 15:30
Local Providers INSET Day @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

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.

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

mini ad for pub quiz

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 7pm.

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