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 »

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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 »

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 »

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Update on plans for the new museum galleries

The Heritage Lottery Funded project at Weston Museum is making sound progress. Ideas currently outlined below, such as the new Landscape Gallery layout have been approved in principle with star objects being chosen for display, but some changes may still occur before the final building and laying out of the spaces. Images are to give ..read more »