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.

Apr
3
Tue
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum
Apr 3 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Keep your kids busy in the holidays this Easter and join in with some pirate craft and dressing up!

Our exciting new exhibition ‘The Art of Self-Expression’ showcases the history of beards and tattoos. In honour of this great display, we are transforming into pirates (some of the most beardy and tattooed people we know!).

Pretend to be a pirate by doing some dressing up and trying out some fake beard styles of your own, then have a go at making some pirate craft bits. During the second week of the holidays, we will be joined again by the great ‘Rainbow Sands’; with them you can make your own piratey sand art – Check out their Facebook page here.

In the middle weekend of the Easter holidays, you can also take part in some pirate themed lego workshops – read more about them here.

Apr
4
Wed
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum
Apr 4 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Keep your kids busy in the holidays this Easter and join in with some pirate craft and dressing up!

Our exciting new exhibition ‘The Art of Self-Expression’ showcases the history of beards and tattoos. In honour of this great display, we are transforming into pirates (some of the most beardy and tattooed people we know!).

Pretend to be a pirate by doing some dressing up and trying out some fake beard styles of your own, then have a go at making some pirate craft bits. During the second week of the holidays, we will be joined again by the great ‘Rainbow Sands’; with them you can make your own piratey sand art – Check out their Facebook page here.

In the middle weekend of the Easter holidays, you can also take part in some pirate themed lego workshops – read more about them here.

Apr
5
Thu
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum
Apr 5 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Keep your kids busy in the holidays this Easter and join in with some pirate craft and dressing up!

Our exciting new exhibition ‘The Art of Self-Expression’ showcases the history of beards and tattoos. In honour of this great display, we are transforming into pirates (some of the most beardy and tattooed people we know!).

Pretend to be a pirate by doing some dressing up and trying out some fake beard styles of your own, then have a go at making some pirate craft bits. During the second week of the holidays, we will be joined again by the great ‘Rainbow Sands’; with them you can make your own piratey sand art – Check out their Facebook page here.

In the middle weekend of the Easter holidays, you can also take part in some pirate themed lego workshops – read more about them here.

Apr
6
Fri
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum
Apr 6 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Easter Holidays Pirate Craft @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Keep your kids busy in the holidays this Easter and join in with some pirate craft and dressing up!

Our exciting new exhibition ‘The Art of Self-Expression’ showcases the history of beards and tattoos. In honour of this great display, we are transforming into pirates (some of the most beardy and tattooed people we know!).

Pretend to be a pirate by doing some dressing up and trying out some fake beard styles of your own, then have a go at making some pirate craft bits. During the second week of the holidays, we will be joined again by the great ‘Rainbow Sands’; with them you can make your own piratey sand art – Check out their Facebook page here.

In the middle weekend of the Easter holidays, you can also take part in some pirate themed lego workshops – read more about them here.

Apr
7
Sat
Rusty Club Launch Day! @ Weston Museum
Apr 7 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Are you a young explorer who loves history and archaeology? Join our Young Archaeologist Club, which we call ‘Rusty Club’ after our mascot ‘Rusty the Iron Age Dog’.
 
The club will run once a month on a Saturday morning beginning with our launch day at the end of the Easter holidays. Come along to the museum to try out some free activities and find out more about joining. Rusty Club members will be official YAC members and will get to do lots of different fun activities both within the museum and on fun trips out!
 
Rusty Club is for young explorers aged 8-16 and will cost £15 for 6 months (when paid in advance) or £3 per session. Rusty will soon have his own section on our website, where you can find out lots about upcoming sessions as well as information and stories about Rusty and the Iron Age.
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Apr
11
Wed
Friends of the Museum Talk – ‘The Battle of Britain over the Mendip Hills’ by John Smith @ Weston Museum
Apr 11 @ 14:00 – 15:30

The Friends of Weston Museum host regular talks on topics of local historical interest. April’s talk is on ‘The Battle of Britain over the Mendip Hills’ by John Smith. 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
Apr 11 @ 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.

Apr
12
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Apr 12 @ 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.

Apr
17
Tue
Workshop – ‘Pleasures and Pitfalls of Family History Research’ @ Weston Museum
Apr 17 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Would you like to know more about how to research your family history? Join in with this workshop led by members of the Weston-super-Mare Family History Society.

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riding donkey at beach

The workshop covers a number of areas including Getting started, The 1939 Register (used to issue identity cards and ration books during WW2), Using Censuses, Finding Births, Marriages & Deaths, Using Newspapers, Church Records, DNA Research and Foreign Families.

Places are limited so you need to book ahead, a suggested donation of £5 can be paid on the day to support activities like this and preserve your local heritage. Call the museum on 01934621028 or email museum@wsm-tc.gov.uk to book your space

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.