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Collections and Exhibitions

Please note: Due to the nature of the building, there are certain areas will limited accessibility. View more information.

The Collection in Context

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.

A Living Landscape

Learn about a different world where prehistoric creatures roamed and even swam in the warm seas that covered the land millions of years ago. See the tools and treasures that were left behind by ancient inhabitants, beginning with the Stone Age and see how life changed all the way up to the Medieval era.

Location- First floor

A Living Landscape

Tides of Change

See Weston’s development from small fishing village to a town prized for its health giving air and bathing. View beautiful sculptures, artwork, including landscapes and portraits by well known artists.

Location- First floor

Tides of Change

Beside the Sea

Discover the thriving seaside resort from the Victorian era, with its trades and retail, right up to the present day. Experience some nostalgia with snapshots and souvenirs from the resort’s heyday.

Location- First floor

Beside the Sea

William Mable Gallery

The William Mable Gallery (named after the museum’s founder) houses temporary exhibitions curated by the South West Heritage Trust.

Location- Ground floor courtyard

William Mable

Community Gallery

Funded by a NLHF Sharing Heritage grant, the Community Gallery features stories, objects and photographs from local non profit community groups. For more information, visit the Community Gallery page.

Location- Ground floor courtyard

Community Gallery

Seascape Area

The Seascape area contains the boat which belonged to Alf ‘Juicy’ Payne, a local fisherman, as well as changing photographs and seaside sounds of Weston-super-Mare throughout the years.

Location- Ground floor courtyard

Sea Scape

Clara’s Cottage

Come and visit the iconic Clara’s Cottage, which aims to transport you back to the early 1900s and show you what houses in Weston were like.

Location- Ground floor through the rear exit

Claras Cottage

Café Artwork

Work by local artists changing every eight weeks. If you would like to display your work, please contact the museum to add your name to the waiting list.

Location- Ground floor in Clara’s Cafe

Cafe Artwork