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.

Oct
27
Fri
The ‘Night In The Museum’ Experience @ Weston Museum
Oct 27 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The 'Night In The Museum' Experience @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

It’s dark outside, we’re checking everybody is safely indoors after our big refurbishment, but we have found there is someone missing! Come along to help us solve the mystery, all is not what it seems…

Join us once again for our acclaimed Night In The Museum Experience, where historical characters come to life, all through the magical powers of a special brass tablet. See some familiar faces and a few new ones too.

Show times:

Friday night – 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Saturday night – 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Showings are conducted as a tour around the museum and last for approximately 40-45 minutes

Tickets cost £5 per child, £7 per adult. They can be purchased in advance from the museum reception (either in person or by phone), as numbers are limited. Book early to avoid dissapointment!

Oct
28
Sat
The ‘Night In The Museum’ Experience @ Weston Museum
Oct 28 @ 17:30 – 20:30
The 'Night In The Museum' Experience @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

It’s dark outside, we’re checking everybody is safely indoors after our big refurbishment, but we have found there is someone missing! Come along to help us solve the mystery, all is not what it seems…

Join us once again for our acclaimed Night In The Museum Experience, where historical characters come to life, all through the magical powers of a special brass tablet. See some familiar faces and a few new ones too.

Show times:

Friday night – 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Saturday night – 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Showings are conducted as a tour around the museum and last for approximately 40-45 minutes

Tickets cost £5 per child, £7 per adult. They can be purchased in advance from the museum reception (either in person or by phone), as numbers are limited. Book early to avoid dissapointment!

Nov
14
Tue
‘Saxons and Vikings’ learning session for home educator families @ Weston Museum
Nov 14 @ 11:00 – 13:30

Come and learn about the Saxons and Vikings in another hands-on and interactive session, with a mixture of handling objects, craft activities and dressing up. Learn about how the Saxons and Vikings fought, handle some trading objects, make your own rune-stick and dress up as a Saxon or Viking. This session is an adaptation of the learning session currently offered to schools, about which you can find out more here. The standard sessions are aimed primarily at 7-11 year olds/Key stage 2, but this session will be welcoming a slightly wider range of around 5-12 year olds.

The session incorporates a break of 30 minutes in the middle to stop for lunch, why not try our lovely café, which has a children’s special sandcastle offer (not included). Pre-booking is essential for this session and needs to be made before Monday 6th November, as numbers are limited; you can book and pay for a place at the museum’s main reception from Monday 18th September.

Contact the museum’s Learning Officer, Katherine Bell for more details – 01934621028 or katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Nov
15
Wed
Friends Talk – ‘Bringing Weston Museum to Life: how we made the new displays’ by Amal Khreisheh @ Weston Museum
Nov 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30

The Friends of Weston Museum host regular talks on topics of local historical interest. ‘Bringing Weston Museum to Life: how we made the new displays’. An illustrated talk by Amal Khreisheh, Assistant Curator with the South West Heritage Trust. Amal looks after the North Somerset collections and played a key role in the museum’s redevelopment. She will talk about the gallery re-display from a curatorial perspective, highlighting some star items from the displays.

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.

Nov
22
Wed
‘Twilight at the Museum’ – Scouts and Guides Package @ Weston Museum
Nov 22 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Bring your group in for an exclusive evening opening with fun, hands on activities in a safe environment. Scouting and Guiding groups of all ages can book on to this pre-scheduled evening and explore the galleries whilst taking part in special, interactive activities spaced throughout the building. The event will be on between 6pm and 7:30pm with no set times for activities, so you can arrive anytime from 6pm and explore, then leave before 7:30pm, giving you a bit of flexibility for dropping off and collecting.

Read more about this event by heading to the Twilight at the Museum page.

To book your group onto this event or for further information, please contact the Learning Officer, Katherine Bell – Katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Does your group meet on a different night? You can gather together with another group and book your own date; you just need a minimum of 30 children to book on to your own selected date.

Dec
1
Fri
Textiles Workshop – ‘Make a circular rug or bowl’ with Big Sky Textiles @ Weston Museum
Dec 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Come and spend a relaxing couple of hours on a Friday evening making your own unique circular rug or bowl.

Learn how a simple crochet hook and any yarn or fabric you like can be used to create a wide variety of round rugs and bowls, including small coasters, large floor rugs and small and large storage bowls, with or without handles. Make something for yourself or as a present for someone else.

Workshop tutor Caroline (of Big Sky Textiles) will bring a choice of materials to use including chunky recycled wool selvedge ‘yarn’ and knitting and rug yarns in a variety of colours – just pay for what you choose. As a guide, a small bowl will cost just a couple of pounds, while wool fabric for a larger rug could cost £15 or more – the technique is the same regardless of material so you just choose whatever you fancy and is within your budget.

If you have materials at home already that you think will be suitable and would like to bring, please feel free to do so. Any knitting or weaving yarns will work, as will t-shirt or wool fabric ‘yarns’ – just be sure to bring plenty as this really is a great stash-busting technique! You will also need a crochet hook – Caroline will provide them for use at the workshop or you can bring your own if you prefer (any medium sort of size hook is fine, an exact size is not important). Caroline will also bring some examples of her work to inspire your own creativity and will provide a handout with information about lots of ideas for future projects.

More examples of Caroline’s can be seen on her website – Big Sky Textiles

Cost: £18 plus materials (materials cost to be paid to tutor on the night). Tickets can be bought in advance, as numbers are limited, from the museum reception by popping in or calling the main number – 01934621028.

Dec
14
Thu
Friends Christmas Evening – ‘A Box of Delights’ @ Weston Museum
Dec 14 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Friends Christmas Evening, “A Box of Delights – featuring the Travelling Light Magic Lantern Company” Keith and Jennifer Utteridge bring along more treasures old and new from their collection of Lantern Slides: some local, some seasonal, some comical – all guaranteed not to offend those of a delicate disposition! Featuring the dulcet tones of Beverley Gregory and Darren Crocket, all accompanied by the wonderful music of Richard Lennox at the piano.

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.

Dec
15
Fri
A Victorian Christmas Evening @ Weston Museum
Dec 15 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Get into the traditional festive spirit by joining us for a special evening opening. Soak up the wonderful Victorian Christmas atmosphere of the museum lit up by twinkling lights around our big tree, whilst under the covered starlight of our glass courtyard ceiling. We will be joined by the lovely children’s choirs from Ashcombe Primary School and Milton Park Primary School for the first half of the evening and then by the Weston Choral Society for the second half. They will be singing a mixture of traditional carols with a few of the modern classics thrown in!

Have a little nibble of our Christmas menu, enjoy a warming mulled drink and listen to some traditional Christmas carols. We will also have lots of stocking fillers and quirky gifts that you won’t find on the high street for sale in our shop. There will be special one-off offers for this evening only, so you can grab a bargain in your Christmas shopping!

No need to book and the museum is free entry, Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas wreath

 

Dec
16
Sat
A Victorian Christmas Celebration @ Weston Museum
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00

At Weston Museum, we have a strong Victorian heritage and the Victorians knew how to do Christmas. With a big tree, traditional decorations, the sound of carols and the smell of something mulled in the air! If you would like something a bit different from the hectic, modern side of the festive season, then come and join us for a Victorian Christmas experience!

See Father Christmas!

Father Christmas will be making a special appearance to reward children who take part in our special Christmas trail with a gift from under our big tree. Father Christmas will be joining his elves on the trails that start at 11am and then at 3pm. Spaces for this are limited, so we advise booking in advance. You can book and pay for a space by either popping in to the museum or by phoning our main number (01934 621028) from Monday 13th November. The cost of £2.50 per child includes both the trail activity and the special gift from Father Christmas at the end.

Make some Christmas crafts

We will also have family friendly Christmas crafts in our Learning Space for children to make their own Christmas cards and tree decorations. There will be different crafts for both younger and slightly older children. We will also be joined by the lovely duo from Rainbow Sands again, so children can make some Christmas themed sand art. The craft activities do not need to be pre-booked, you can drop in between 11am and 3pm. Set prices apply for some crafts, whereas others are for a donation.

Enjoy some festive food and buy some gorgeous gifts

The cafe will have a special Christmas menu throughout December and our shop will feature a wide range of gifts for you to find something quirky and different from the rest of the high street.

 

Can’t make these dates? Maybe you could pop along to our special evening opening on Friday 15th December, when we will have carols and special one-off offers in our shop! Head back to the ‘What’s On’ calendar for more details.

 

Christmas wreath

Dec
17
Sun
A Victorian Christmas Celebration @ Weston Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 – 17:00

At Weston Museum, we have a strong Victorian heritage and the Victorians knew how to do Christmas. With a big tree, traditional decorations, the sound of carols and the smell of something mulled in the air! If you would like something a bit different from the hectic, modern side of the festive season, then come and join us for a Victorian Christmas experience!

See Father Christmas!

Father Christmas will be making a special appearance to reward children who take part in our special Christmas trail with a gift from under our big tree. Father Christmas will be joining his elves on the trails that start at 11am and then at 3pm. Spaces for this are limited, so we advise booking in advance. You can book and pay for a space by either popping in to the museum or by phoning our main number (01934 621028) from Monday 13th November. The cost of £2.50 per child includes both the trail activity and the special gift from Father Christmas at the end.

Make some Christmas crafts

We will also have family friendly Christmas crafts in our Learning Space for children to make their own Christmas cards and tree decorations. There will be different crafts for both younger and slightly older children. We will also be joined by the lovely duo from Rainbow Sands again, so children can make some Christmas themed sand art. The craft activities do not need to be pre-booked, you can drop in between 11am and 3pm. Set prices apply for some crafts, whereas others are for a donation.

Enjoy some festive food and buy some gorgeous gifts

The cafe will have a special Christmas menu throughout December and our shop will feature a wide range of gifts for you to find something quirky and different from the rest of the high street.

 

Can’t make these dates? Maybe you could pop along to our special evening opening on Friday 15th December, when we will have carols and special one-off offers in our shop! Head back to the ‘What’s On’ calendar for more details.

 

Christmas wreath