The Cinema Experience

For all of you who have visited the museum since we have opened and enjoyed the cinema experience in the seaside gallery, you must have sat in our beautiful and authentic cinema seats. Did you notice where they came from? During the Summer last year, the development officer and volunteer co-ordinator paid a visit to ..read more »

Snap up a Prize!

Now that our wonderful new museum is open again for visitors, we want to see your snaps of you enjoying the new displays. In honour of our new temporary exhibition, ‘Making Weston Museum’, which features photography of the building and activities throughout the refurbishment, we are holding a photography competition. Simply submit a photograph of ..read more »

Our New Museum – An Alternative View!

The breathless jogger rounded the last bend and over the finishing line and scuttled inside his bachelor pad just beneath the roof, for this was no ordinary athlete, this was Oliver Scudsbarrow, an arachnid who lived in the museum after hatching in Clara’s Cottage and remaining there with his family as a spiderling. The two ..read more »

Painting of Weston sands

Help Restore a Museum Painting

A valuable collection of sixty important paintings from the North Somerset Collection is being carefully prepared for display in Weston’s refurbished museum, but £17,000 needs to be spent on essential conservation work before the works of art can be exhibited. The Museum has received generous help from individual benefactors and so far almost half the ..read more »

courtyard space

Project Progress Pictures!

We recently had another hard hat day for our volunteers and similar groups to see the building in its current phase; here are a few of the pictures for you to see too! The interior is starting to take shape, the glass roof has been replaced with a lovely new one (that hopefully won’t leak ..read more »

sculpture busts

Weston Society of Arts supports Weston Museum

In July, Weston Society of Arts approached Weston-super-Mare Town Council with an offer to support the Weston Museum refurbishment project. The Society has been part of Weston’s cultural life since the 1950s, with its popular programme of talks on art, theatre, music, poetry and history, often inviting guest speakers from a far distance, but after ..read more »

designers choosing objects

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 »

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 »

coastal revival fund

£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 »