Clara’s Cafe

Weston Museum is home to Clara’s Cafe which offers fresh food and delicious drinks. With stunning views of the Museum courtyard, Clara’s Cafe is open to all guests and aims to be a space which is inclusive to all. Clara’s Café is a safe and welcoming place which is fully accessible and is part of the Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme.

The house that is a part of Weston Museum was named after Clara Payne. Clara lived here from 1901 with her husband, Robert Payne, and their four children. This house was typical in the Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare. At first, Clara and Robert rented, however by 1919 they had managed to save up enough to buy the house for £280. This works out (roughly) at £15,000 today. The house stayed in Clara’s family for decades and eventually the museum purchased the house from Clara’s grandson in 1985.

When the time came to decide upon what to name our café, it was agreed that the name most fitting would be Clara’s café. This was in celebration of the person whose home offers us such a wonderful insight into Victorian life in Weston-super-Mare.

At Claras’ Cafe, we love hosting different privately run groups here on a regular basis. If you would like to host anything from book reading groups to artistic workshops (or anything in-between) in our cafe space, please contact us on

Cafe Service Times


Clara’s Cafe is open:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm 
Sunday 10am – 3pm

Click here to see our menu.


Clara’s Café also offers catering for functions and events in the museum. We can cater for all dietary requirements and are happy to do everything we can to ensure that you enjoy your time here at the museum,  We also have a fully licenced bar with some of our favourite beverages on offer.

To see our function menu click here.

As of 1st January 2020, we now host afternoon teas here at Clara’s Cafe. These have been incredibly popular, with rave reviews, so get your bookings in early!

If you would like to book with us, please contact us on 01934 621 028 or email

Allergens & Dietary Considerations

We would be happy to inform you of any of the ingredients used in our dishes. Please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. We aim to cater for gluten-free diets, so please do ask us what we have on offer.


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