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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Museum Outreach Assistant Posts

Within the current refurbishment, an opportunity has arisen for two new team members to work on this interesting and varied project with a focus on out-reach work, community engagement and events. The successful candidates will have a flexible and enthusiastic approach and be committed to working as part of a small dedicated team in achieving the ..read more »

Join us for our Volunteers Day

  On Monday 17th November, the museum will be having a Volunteers Day; anyone interested in volunteering with the museum is welcome to join us. There will be a morning session from 11am – 1pm and an afternoon session from 2pm – 4pm. You can join us for either of these or for both   ..read more »

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in ..read more »

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Be Part of Weston’s History – Buy a Block!

The Buy-a-Block fundraiser has been created to support Weston-super-Mare Town Council’s bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the refurbishment of Weston Museum. This is a one off opportunity to have your name or corporate logo laser cut into a unique numbered floor block which will become a permanent fixture in the museum’s floor and ..read more »