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.

Sorry, we don’t allow dogs or other animals in the building apart from assistance animals. 

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Banksy pinwheelWe are delighted the Dismaland Pinwheel has been loaned to Weston Museum by the artist Banksy. It’s free to visit and makes a wonderful addition to our collection.

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Object Donations

Found something interesting in the attic?

We are often asked if we would like artefacts, however, the North Somerset Collection is managed and curated by the South West Heritage Trust.

They are the people to contact if you want to donate an object to us. Contact South West Heritage Trust directly on 01823 278805 or email museums@swheritage.org.uk.

For more information on object donations, your family history or local history, or if you need an image of an object in the North Somerset Council museum collection please see this page.

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 Friday 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

Mini Explorer 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

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.

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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