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Welcome to Weston Museum

Discover the history of Weston-super-Mare at Weston Museum. Housed in a beautiful and distinctive historic building. We tell the story of the town and the surrounding area from prehistoric times to the present day.

Once you know your history you understand more of who you are, you learn from the past and find ways to predict the future and even help create a better one.

Weston Museum’s free admission means that the museum is truly for everyone and is quickly becoming a popular destination among tourists as one of Weston’s top attractions.

Weston Museum will be closed for a wedding celebration on 2nd July and Weston air festival 25th and 26th June

Opening Times
Virtual Tour

News & Blog

18 April 2022|

The exhibition unfolds into a fascinating insight into the James sisters' lives, work and the world they lived in and it is always exciting to see a glimpse into your [...]

What’s On

Weston Museum is the Box office for the Blakehay Theatre

You can either come in person or call us to book your tickets for shows and events at the Blakehay Theatre.

To find out about shows at the Blakehay click HERE

Blakehay Theatre

Did You Know We Offer?

Reminiscence Boxes

Themed memory boxes containing real and replica items for use in care settings or facilitated sessions

Nostalgia Café

Drop into the museum on Wednesday mornings and reminisce with a friendly volunteer using historic items from our themed memory boxes

Craft Café

Learn a new craft from a friendly volunteer or bring your own to the museum to share a skill

Heritage Talks

Explore a mix of heritage subjects at regular talks in the museum or invite a member of the museum to visit your group.

Schools Handling Boxes

Resource boxes filled with objects, books, images and activities covering a huge range of historical eras and topics

Rusty Young Archaeologists’ Club

Our monthly club for 8-16 year olds to explore history and archaeology with fun hands on activities

Toddler Backpacks

Free to use backpacks designed for toddlers and for children with SEN to explore the galleries with fun objects and resources

Twilight Visits for Cubs, Beavers, Rainbows and Brownies

Exclusive early evening visits to the museum for scouting and guiding groups filled with hands on activities and fun

A virtual tour of the Museum

Clara’s Café

Visit Clara’s Cafe

Venue Hire

Explore Venue Hire

Volunteering

Learn About Volunteering

Schools & Learning

Bring learning to life with Weston Museum’s hands-on learning resources and sessions. The museum has a wide range to offer schools, home educators, and community groups with learning about local history.

Discover Schools & Learning

Collections & Exhibitions

Weston Museum tells the unique story of Weston-super-Mare using objects from the North Somerset Collection and spans pre-history to Weston as we know and love it today.  The collection itself is owned by North Somerset Council and is managed and curated by the South West Heritage Trust.

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