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Black History Month – Objects

October is usually known as the month of spookiness, but it is also Black History Month. So to mark it, here are two interesting objects from the Somerset County Council museum collection. They are tokens that relate to the abolition of the slave trade. The following is a little information, borrowed from the website of ..read more »

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Curator’s Update – Object Selection

Preparing the New Displays for Weston Museum We’re working hard behind the scenes to prepare the new displays for Weston Museum. This June, we’ve had two exciting jobs: selecting objects for the new gallery displays and deciding how these objects will be arranged and mounted. David Revell, Creative Head at Imagemakers (Exhibition Designers) and John ..read more »

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A Temporary Archive

Written by previous head of the volunteer archive group, Peter Johnson: When responsibility for the Museum buildings in Burlington Street was transferred to Weston Town Council in 2011 some major changes occurred. The reserve collection was carefully removed and transferred for safe keeping to the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. Along with these items went ..read more »