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!

Feb
16
Fri
History Week – WW1 and WW2! @ Weston Museum
Feb 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00
History Week - WW1 and WW2! @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Our ever popular History Week is back! From Monday to Friday, there will be different eras moving through time up to the Twentieth Century, with reenactors on some days or the chance to immerse yourself in historical living on others.

On Friday, you can learn about life in both the First and Second World Wars, see some of the weapons and hear about life on the home front.

The museum is free entry all year round. Friday’s WW1 and WW2 event in our lovely covered courtyard area is free to enter too and you don’t need to book on this day, but other events throughout the week need to be booked in advance and have a small charge.

Feb
21
Wed
Friends of the Museum Talk – ‘Ivy Millicent James – Children’s Postcard Artist from W-s-M’ by Pat Hase @ Weston Museum
Feb 21 @ 14:00 – 15:30

The Friends of Weston Museum host regular talks on topics of local historical interest. February’s talk is on ‘Ivy Millicent James – Children’s Postcard Artist from W-s-M’ by Pat Hase. 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.

Feb
22
Thu
British Sign Language Talk and Tour @ Weston Museum
Feb 22 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Weston Museum has recently reopened after a major refurbishment and aims to welcome all members of the wider community to enjoy its new galleries and wonderful building. The museum will be hosting a talk and tour giving an introduction to Weston’s History and to Weston Museum, led by fluent BSL tour leader John Wilson.
Thursday 22nd February 2018
3pm start in the museum Learning Space
Suggested donation of £5, which can be paid on the day

BSL tour advert

Feb
23
Fri
Literary Festival – “Voices along the Road; An Evening of Poetry” @ Weston Museum
Feb 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Literary Festival - "Voices along the Road; An Evening of Poetry" @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Poets and Authors read excerpts from Voices along the Road and another Place.

Voices along the road is an anthology of poetry and flash fiction exploring the experiences of children, refugees and migrants. Another Place is a collection of refugee-themed science fiction by Bristol and Weston-super-Mare authors.
Both books were published in 2017 to raise money for the Alf Dubs Children’s Fund which helps child refugees find safe and legal sanctuary.

The reading is free although donations to the fund will be welcomed on the night and opportunity to purchase the book will be available with all money raised going towards the fund.

Feb
24
Sat
Literary Festival – Spacejackers by Huw Powell @ Weston Museum
Feb 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Literary Festival - Spacejackers by Huw Powell @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Huw Powell is the children’s author of the Spacejackers novels, which have been published by Bloomsbury and W F Howes in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The first Spacejackers novel was Literature Work’s ‘Book of the Month’ and short-listed for Teach Primary’s ‘New Children’s Fiction Award’. His books have been described as Star Wars meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with reviewers calling them “explosive”, “action-packed” and “tremendous fun.” Huw is an active supporter of initiatives that encourage children to read. He lives with his wife and two sons in Portishead.

Huw delivers a fun and engaging event for children aged 7 upwards, which includes an interactive talk about his writing and influences, as well as the importance of books. The event also includes readings from his books, a drawing (using ideas from the children), a mini-quiz and Q&A. There will be an opportunity to purchase books for Huw to sign at the end.

Literary Festival – “An Evening with Jeffery Archer” @ Weston Museum
Feb 24 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Literary Festival - "An Evening with Jeffery Archer" @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

He has been married to Dame Mary Archer, Chairman of the Science Museum Group, for 51 years, and they have two sons, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.
He gained a Blue in Athletics at Oxford, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.6 seconds for Great Britain in 1966. Jeffrey has served five years in the House of Commons and twenty-five years as a Member of the House of Lords.
Jeffrey is also an art collector and amateur auctioneer, conducting around 20 charity auctions a year, which last year raised £3.4m for good causes.
Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over
270 million copies in 97 countries and more than 37 languages. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (nineteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries).
His latest book, TELL TALE, is his seventh collection of short stories, and was published in hardback in November 2017. His 22nd novel, HEADS YOU WIN, will be published in 2018.

Feb
25
Sun
Literary Festival – Lois Elsden: The Process of Writing @ Weston Museum
Feb 25 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Literary Festival - Lois Elsden: The Process of Writing @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Lois was born and brought up in Cambridge, but spent most of her life in Manchester; she now lives in a small Somerset village by the sea. Lois writes full time and has just published her 12th novel through Kindle Direct Publishing. When not writing, she travels, especially to live music events and watches the world go by in her local pub.
Lois Elsden shares her thoughts on writing; the why’s the how’s and the what to do next. You will be thinking about the 6 P’ (plot, people, place, point of view, purpose, and pace) You will tackle a couple of these aspects of writing, concentrating on people and place – characters and settings

Literary Festival – ” An Afternoon with Damien Boyd” @ Weston Museum
Feb 25 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Literary Festival - " An Afternoon with Damien Boyd" @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Best selling author Damien Boyd is a former solicitor turned crime fiction writer.
Drawing on extensive experience of criminal law as well as a spell in the Crown Prosecution Service, Damien writes fast paced crime thrillers featuring Detective Inspector Nick Dixon of Avon and Somerset Police.
Damien’s debut novel, As the Crow Flies, was released in April 2013 becoming an international Kindle #1 bestseller, with all six sequels reaching the Amazon top ten. Translated into German, French, Italian and Polish, the series has gone on to sell over one million copies.

Feb
26
Mon
Literary Festival – Lois Elsden: Blogging @ Weston Museum
Feb 26 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Literary Festival - Lois Elsden: Blogging @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Lois Elsden explains what blogging is all about; she describes the process, the purpose, its relevance and why it is fun. You will look at the different types of blog with some examples, the different purposes of blogging, style, audience and having a go! You will engage in some practical tasks and explore different ideas any of us could pursue.