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.

Aug
17
Fri
Punch and Judy Shows @ Weston Museum
Aug 17 @ 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
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’.

Aug
21
Tue
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries
Aug 21 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries | England | United Kingdom

North Somerset Libraries will again be running their popular Summer Reading Challenge, this year with a theme of Mischief Makers!

The museum will be joining in by popping along to 4 different libraries over August and bringing a whole mix of historical toys and childhood items with them for visitors old and young to have a play with.
Our pop up stand will travel to the following libraries on the following dates:
Tuesday 7th August at Weston Library 11-1
Tuesday 14th August at Worle Library 11-1
Tuesday 21st August at Clevedon Library 11-1
Tuesday 28th August at Nailsea Library 11-1

There is no charge and no need to book, just come along to have a chat and a play!

Details about the Summer Reading Challenge:
Children aged four to 11 and their parents or carers are invited to their local North Somerset library to take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge: sign up for free at your local library during the summer holidays.

Children can choose any books to read from the thousands of titles held in libraries. Once signed up children are challenged to read six books over three visits to the library.

Children will receive a special summer reading challenge poster or folder with stickers or cards to collect. All materials are free and subject to availability. Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge by the second weekend of September receives a certificate and medal. Look out for more details at your school or in your local library this summer.

Aug
24
Fri
Punch and Judy Shows @ Weston Museum
Aug 24 @ 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
26
Sun
Weston Museum’s 1st Birthday Party! @ Weston Museum
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Weston Museum's 1st Birthday Party! @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Can you believe it’s been almost a year since the museum reopened its doors after the big refurbishment?! Well, to celebrate our first 12 months, we are going to have a party and you’re all invited!

Throughout the day, there will be party games, special treats in the café and shop, objects to explore and the chance to hear all about the work that the museum does, from learning to outreach, including how people can get involved through volunteering. Visitors can drop in throughout the day to get involved, have some fun and even enjoy some birthday cake!

Aug
28
Tue
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries
Aug 28 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Museum Mischief! @ North Somerset Libraries | England | United Kingdom

North Somerset Libraries will again be running their popular Summer Reading Challenge, this year with a theme of Mischief Makers!

The museum will be joining in by popping along to 4 different libraries over August and bringing a whole mix of historical toys and childhood items with them for visitors old and young to have a play with.
Our pop up stand will travel to the following libraries on the following dates:
Tuesday 7th August at Weston Library 11-1
Tuesday 14th August at Worle Library 11-1
Tuesday 21st August at Clevedon Library 11-1
Tuesday 28th August at Nailsea Library 11-1

There is no charge and no need to book, just come along to have a chat and a play!

Details about the Summer Reading Challenge:
Children aged four to 11 and their parents or carers are invited to their local North Somerset library to take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge: sign up for free at your local library during the summer holidays.

Children can choose any books to read from the thousands of titles held in libraries. Once signed up children are challenged to read six books over three visits to the library.

Children will receive a special summer reading challenge poster or folder with stickers or cards to collect. All materials are free and subject to availability. Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge by the second weekend of September receives a certificate and medal. Look out for more details at your school or in your local library this summer.

Aug
29
Wed
Families United Against Dementia @ Weston Museum
Aug 29 @ 10:30 – 13:00

logo for alzheimers society

A family friendly morning to dispel the myths surrounding dementia

Want to find about more about dementia and the help and support available to families? Then come along to Weston Museum and speak to our friends at the Alzheimer’s Society. There will be plenty of information including films, talks and presentations and the value of art, music and reminiscence.

Nostalgia café will be running as usual with historical objects to handle. Activities for children include story reading by Weston Library, film shows, colouring in, puzzles and board games.

Community exhibition on the Alzheimer’s Society with photographs from the A1 Camera Club and oral histories, a Sharing Heritage project led by museum volunteers. Refreshments on sale in Clara’s café.

Aug
31
Fri
Punch and Judy Shows @ Weston Museum
Aug 31 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sat
Big Dig!
Sep 8 @ 10:00 – Sep 9 @ 16:00
Big Dig!

Imagine what it is like to be a paleontologist digging for fossils and learn about our ancient past in this special family friendly event. Meet a Tyrannosaurus Rex and have your photo taken dressed as a dinosaur!

Children can dig for finds in our Big Dig pits and match them up to identify the creatures that lived on the earth millions of years ago, before exploring the galleries and marvelling at some amazing real fossil specimens from the local area. On the Saturday, we will also be visited by a scary Tyrannosaurus Rex called ‘Titch’, who will be spending the day in our courtyard. Children can dress up like a dinosaur and have their picture taken with this almost life size dinosaur!

There is no need to book for this event and there is no charge to join in, just drop in throughout the day on the Saturday (10-5) or Sunday (10-4).

For more information, just contact the museum team.