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
5
Sat
Body Art Festival @ Weston Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 – 17:00

painted face

For all of human history, we have been doing things to make our bodies beautiful, in honour of our current exhibition ‘The Art of Self-Expression; facial hair and tattoos through the ages’, we will be showcasing decorating the human body.

Specific activities will vary across days, further details will be publicised closer to the event.

If you are interested in being one of our artists or stylists for a day or more during this event then email the team – you must be able to supply copies of all the relevant insurance and licenses to take part.

May
9
Wed
Friends Talk – ‘Castle House, Taunton’ by Chris Sidaway @ Weston Museum
May 9 @ 14:00 – 16:00

The Friends of Weston Museum host regular talks on topics of local historical interest. May’s talk is on ‘Castle House, Taunton’ by Chris Sidaway. 

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
May 9 @ 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.

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.