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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 »

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Museum Galleries – Design Update

In 2015 Weston Museum was awarded over a million pounds by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to completely refurbish and modernise the hugely popular Burlington Street attraction. Further funding successes have come from a couple of local foundations and the recent success with the Coastal Revival application has secured the display cases for the Temporary ..read more »

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Iron Age Dog Competition

Even though Weston Museum is closed for the Heritage Lottery Funded refurbishment, staff and volunteers remain busy creating interactive learning programmes for local schools. The Iron Age is the team’s latest era to be turned into a fun, in-school session and a museum skeleton is being called into service. The skeleton in question is that ..read more »

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£50,000 Success with the Coastal Revival Fund

  Weston Museum has been successful with a bid to the Coastal Revival Fund and has been granted £50,000 towards the development of the new Temporary Exhibition Gallery. During the HLF/museum refurbishment project there are plans develop a secure exhibition gallery, meeting the requirements of the National Security Advisory Team with cabinets and movable walling systems to ..read more »