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.

Feb
16
Thu
‘Ancient Ancestors’ learning series for home educator families @ St Jude's Hall at St Peter's Church
Feb 16 @ 11:30 – 14:00

ancient ancestors ad

Following the popularity of our ‘Fossils and Dinosaurs’ session specially designed for home educator families, we will be running a series of 3 workshops focusing on learning about our ‘Ancient Ancestors’. These will cover:

  • the Stone Age and Bronze Age
  • the Iron Age
  • the Romans

All sessions are very hands-on and interactive, with a mixture of handling objects, craft activities and dressing up. These sessions will be adaptations of our learning sessions currently offered (with lots of great feedback received!) to schools, about which you can find out more here. The standard sessions are aimed primarily at 7-11 year olds/Key stage 2, but this series will be welcoming a slightly wider range of around 5-12 year olds.

Dates and Times – The sessions will be offered as a series and will take place on Thursdays—16th February, 2nd March and 16th March 2017, 11.30am—2pm (please arrive by 11.20am), with a break of 30 minutes in the middle to stop for lunch (not included)

Location – The St Jude’s Hall at St Peter’s Church, Baytree road, Milton, W-s-M, BS22 8HG (there is some parking for the church)

Cost for the series of workshops — £20 per child, £17 for additional siblings. Pre-booking is essential for this series and needs to be made before Monday 13th February, please contact the learning officer for details on how to make payment.

Contact – Learning Officer, Katherine Bell – 01934621028 or katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Mar
2
Thu
‘Ancient Ancestors’ learning series for home educator families @ St Jude's Hall at St Peter's Church
Mar 2 @ 11:30 – 14:00

ancient ancestors ad

Following the popularity of our ‘Fossils and Dinosaurs’ session specially designed for home educator families, we will be running a series of 3 workshops focusing on learning about our ‘Ancient Ancestors’. These will cover:

  • the Stone Age and Bronze Age
  • the Iron Age
  • the Romans

All sessions are very hands-on and interactive, with a mixture of handling objects, craft activities and dressing up. These sessions will be adaptations of our learning sessions currently offered (with lots of great feedback received!) to schools, about which you can find out more here. The standard sessions are aimed primarily at 7-11 year olds/Key stage 2, but this series will be welcoming a slightly wider range of around 5-12 year olds.

Dates and Times – The sessions will be offered as a series and will take place on Thursdays—16th February, 2nd March and 16th March 2017, 11.30am—2pm (please arrive by 11.20am), with a break of 30 minutes in the middle to stop for lunch (not included)

Location – The St Jude’s Hall at St Peter’s Church, Baytree road, Milton, W-s-M, BS22 8HG (there is some parking for the church)

Cost for the series of workshops — £20 per child, £17 for additional siblings. Pre-booking is essential for this series and needs to be made before Monday 13th February, please contact the learning officer for details on how to make payment.

Contact – Learning Officer, Katherine Bell – 01934621028 or katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Mar
16
Thu
‘Ancient Ancestors’ learning series for home educator families @ St Jude's Hall at St Peter's Church
Mar 16 @ 11:30 – 14:00

ancient ancestors ad

Following the popularity of our ‘Fossils and Dinosaurs’ session specially designed for home educator families, we will be running a series of 3 workshops focusing on learning about our ‘Ancient Ancestors’. These will cover:

  • the Stone Age and Bronze Age
  • the Iron Age
  • the Romans

All sessions are very hands-on and interactive, with a mixture of handling objects, craft activities and dressing up. These sessions will be adaptations of our learning sessions currently offered (with lots of great feedback received!) to schools, about which you can find out more here. The standard sessions are aimed primarily at 7-11 year olds/Key stage 2, but this series will be welcoming a slightly wider range of around 5-12 year olds.

Dates and Times – The sessions will be offered as a series and will take place on Thursdays—16th February, 2nd March and 16th March 2017, 11.30am—2pm (please arrive by 11.20am), with a break of 30 minutes in the middle to stop for lunch (not included)

Location – The St Jude’s Hall at St Peter’s Church, Baytree road, Milton, W-s-M, BS22 8HG (there is some parking for the church)

Cost for the series of workshops — £20 per child, £17 for additional siblings. Pre-booking is essential for this series and needs to be made before Monday 13th February, please contact the learning officer for details on how to make payment.

Contact – Learning Officer, Katherine Bell – 01934621028 or katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk

May
9
Tue
Mural Workshop for Home Education Families @ The Badger Centre
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Weston Museum are working with artist, Mary Flower, and lots of different schools and community groups to create an exciting new mural for the new museum space. We are holding workshops to create sections of this mural and our final one is another opportunity for home education families to take part.

The mural is based on the geology of Weston working with natural resources such as clay, rock and mud to produce a unique piece of art that will be installed in the courtyard space at Weston museum. The project has been funded by the arts council and in total nearly 300 members of the community would have taken part in the project.

There are only 12 remaining pieces of work left to do. The sessions don’t require any specialist skills and children of a variety of ages and abilities can attend (anything from about 5 years upwards), even parents can book on to create a mural piece. Attendees are advised to wear clothing that is fine to get a little messy!

The free workshop will run from 10am – 12 noon at the Badger Centre, Wadham Street on Tuesday 9th May. Place must be booked in advance.

 

photo of anchor head wall

Description of the project by artist, Mary Flower:

‘In my research for the project I have become interested in the rich geological history of Weston. In particular I have been looking at how buildings have been constructed from materials under the ground in the town – namely carboniferous limestone.

Focusing on this each child will build a component part of the mural that will go on the atrium wall in the museum. They will use materials from the ground that occur in Weston and the surrounding area (crushed up limestone, clay mud and aggregate) to build up a textured abstract surface on pre cut ply board. Each piece of ply is part of a jigsaw that makes up an overall image that will be re assembled to mount on the atrium wall.

The final result will look richly textured and each child will be able to identify their component part on the wall in the museum for years to come!

The image within the mural will be based on a photo that I took of a wall at Anchor Head in Weston where the built wall and natural carboniferous limestone are joined.

The children will be using pva glue, crushed up rock and small pieces of aggregate (from local quarries), clay and mud from the river Axe and river Avon. I will bring resources from the Scrapstore for them to use to build up a textured surface onto which they can apply the materials.

Nov
14
Tue
‘Saxons and Vikings’ learning session for home educator families @ Weston Museum
Nov 14 @ 11:00 – 13:30

Come and learn about the Saxons and Vikings in another hands-on and interactive session, with a mixture of handling objects, craft activities and dressing up. Learn about how the Saxons and Vikings fought, handle some trading objects, make your own rune-stick and dress up as a Saxon or Viking. This session is an adaptation of the learning session currently offered to schools, about which you can find out more here. The standard sessions are aimed primarily at 7-11 year olds/Key stage 2, but this session will be welcoming a slightly wider range of around 5-12 year olds.

The session incorporates a break of 30 minutes in the middle to stop for lunch, why not try our lovely café, which has a children’s special sandcastle offer (not included). Pre-booking is essential for this session and needs to be made before Monday 6th November, as numbers are limited; you can book and pay for a place at the museum’s main reception from Monday 18th September.

Contact the museum’s Learning Officer, Katherine Bell for more details – 01934621028 or katherine.bell@wsm-tc.gov.uk