What’s On

Each year Weston Museum plays host to a number of events which provide opportunities for both enthusiasts and families to enjoy a great day out.

May
18
Sat
Microsculpture – The Insect Photography of Levon Biss @ Weston Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 – Sep 15 @ 17:00

Microsculpture

The Insect Photography of Levon Biss

Microsculpture is a ground breaking project by the British photographer Levon Biss. It presents insect specimens from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History like never before.  These images reveal an unexpected and often breathtaking beauty and make visible the many intricate adaptations to the form of insects – what entomologists call their microsculpture.

Microsculpture is a unique exhibition that presents insects like never before. The clarity and detail in the up to three metre prints brings normally unseen beauty to the audience, allowing them to study these stunning creatures in minute detail. The exhibition provides unique visual experience and celebrates the beauty of the natural world.

To find out more about the work of Levon Biss click here

 

Aug
14
Wed
Greedy Caterpillar @ Weston Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Greedy Caterpillar @ Weston Museum

Children are invited to spend an hour thinking about minibeasts in their environments by doing the following activities:

Science
How do the caterpillars and minibeasts hide so well?
Using coloured leaves/hay etc and large plastic bugs demonstrate camouflage.

Dexterity – Fine motor
Relevant jigsaws

Craft/DT
Make a greedy caterpillar on a leaf
Green card
Pompoms
Googly eyes
Hole punches
Glue/glue guns

Target age: 5 and below

Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum
Aug 14 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum

Try your luck at our pub quiz; learn a little about your local history and have a laugh at the same time. You don’t need lots of historical knowledge; we promise to keep the questions simple, with only the occasional head scratcher thrown in. The quiz includes a mystery object round, so whilst you’re enjoying your drink, you can also have a guess at a selection of historical objects and replicas.

It’s free to enter a team (of up to five people) and the pub landlord has kindly donated a prize for the winning team. You don’t need to register beforehand, just turn up ready to start at 7:30pm.

Aug
15
Thu
Birds of Prey @ Weston Museum
Aug 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Birds of Prey @ Weston Museum

Join us in the museum courtyard to view stunning birds of prey. Learn all about them from the staff at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Aug
16
Fri
Punch and Judy @ Weston Museum
Aug 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Punch and Judy @ Weston Museum

‘That’s the way to do it!’

Bring the whole family to the museum to enjoy a FREE traditional Punch and Judy show, a British seaside favourite. Shows will take place in our beautiful covered courtyard at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each Friday during August. Shows are performed by our wonderful, local Punch and Judy Professor – Paul Wheeler.

The show will be a traditional and historical one. As such it will contain scenes of comedic violence in a slap-stick style.

Aug
19
Mon
Nature Day – SOLD OUT @ Weston Museum
Aug 19 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Nature Day - SOLD OUT @ Weston Museum

Get closer to nature with our creepy crawly handling sessions!

 

Sessions at:

*11:00-11:30

*11:30-12:00

*13:30-14:00

*14:00-14:30

Aug
20
Tue
More Than Meets the Eye @ Weston Museum
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – Sep 1 @ 17:00
More Than Meets the Eye @ Weston Museum

A free photographic exploration of ordinary women’s stories by Sue Green

Aug
21
Wed
Bug Crafts- Childrens Workshop @ Weston Museum
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Bug Crafts- Childrens Workshop @ Weston Museum

Using various materials to create the appropriate texture and surfaces make 3D insects.

Target age 6-11

Sessions at- 11:30-12:30 & 13:30-14:30

Aug
23
Fri
Punch and Judy @ Weston Museum
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Punch and Judy @ Weston Museum

‘That’s the way to do it!’

Bring the whole family to the museum to enjoy a FREE traditional Punch and Judy show, a British seaside favourite. Shows will take place in our beautiful covered courtyard at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each Friday during August. Shows are performed by our wonderful, local Punch and Judy Professor – Paul Wheeler.

The show will be a traditional and historical one. As such it will contain scenes of comedic violence in a slap-stick style.

Punch and Judy Family Workshop @ Weston Museum
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Punch and Judy Family Workshop @ Weston Museum

This workshop is aimed at families with children of infant and junior ages.

During this workshop we will explore the early forms of Punch and Judy, and how times have changed from the origin to the present day.

The purpose of this workshop is to make puppets and host puppet shows, therefore tickets are priced for children with the accompanying adults remaining in the workshop to form the audience.

Where tickets are purchased, preschoolers are free.

Sessions at- 11:30-12:30 & 13:30-14:30