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.

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.

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

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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.

Jun
20
Wed
Lego and Beer! – A Lego workshop for grown ups @ Weston Museum
Jun 20 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Why should kids have all the fun? Come along and join in with some Lego building that is just for grown ups, led by the brilliant team from Gincandescence.
 
Enjoy a selection of local beers and wines, plus spirits, from our bar, whilst building all sorts of crazy creations from a mountain of lego available for you to rummage through. There will also be lots of snacks available should you feel peckish.
 
There will be contests and awards on the night for those of a competitive nature, but if you just fancy letting your imagination wander, then that’s fine too.
 
This event is for ages 16 and upwards, but you must be 18 to enjoy the alcohol (we have lots of soft drinks too). The museum operates a Think 25 policy, so we may ask for ID.
 
£4 per person (this covers your lego building activities, but sadly not your bar tab, sorry!).
 
To book a place (numbers are limited), just pop in to the museum or call us on 01934 621028.
Jun
23
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Jun 23 @ 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’.

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
14
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Jul 14 @ 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’.

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.