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
Try your luck at our pub quiz, with a difference!
For a start, it’s not in a pub! We hold the quiz in the courtyard of the museum and as far we know, we’re the only museum with a regular quiz night.
You don’t need to be a history buff! Our quiz covers everything from music, film, television and so much more.
The quiz includes a mystery object round, so whilst you’re getting the drinks in at our fully licensed bar, you can also have a guess at a selection of historical objects and replicas.
It’s only £5 per team (of up to five people) and the pub landlord has kindly donated a prize for the winning team. The bar will be open from 6.30pm and the quiz begins at 7:30pm.
Create your own unique and beautiful fused glass curve for yourself or as a gift. Please ensure you read the full details before booking.
Join Sarah Quick and Sarah Aumayer for one of their popular fused glass workshops where you can make your own unique and beautiful item. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who’ve caught the fused glass bug! You will have up to 2 hours to create your masterpiece, some people will finish more quickly. In our experience, 2 hours is plenty of time to create something beautiful.
This workshop is not suitable for children and we only accept bookings for people aged 16 and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
In this workshop you’ll create your own unique design on a pre-cut flat piece of glass. Sarah & Sarah will have lots of ideas to inspire you, including a selection of their own work. The pictures give you an idea of the type of design and the finished shape of the curve. You’ll be shown some basic cutting techniques to create your shapes, and given tips on how best to get the finished look. Uncomplicated designs tend to work best, the beauty of the glass enhances even the simplest of patterns.PLEASE NOTE – Sarah or Sarah will take your finished piece away to be fused in one of their kilns. It will be available for collection a couple of weeks after the workshop. On the day you’ll be given details of when and where to collect. You can also choose to have your item posted to you for an additional charge payable in cash on the day. Any items posted will be packaged in accordance with Sarah’s normal standards but no responsibility can be taken if an item is damaged in the post.
Refunds and cancellations – no refunds will be given if you cancel less than 7 days before the event. If the event is fully booked, we will operate a waiting list and you’ll automatically be notified if a place becomes available.
It’s payback time! Patrick set his latest novel in Weston-super-Mare and this summer he’ll be going back there to brave the locals. Actually they shouldn’t be too offended because he rather fell in love with the place in the course of his research, which shows in the book.
He’ll be talking in Weston’s beautifully refurbished museum in the old Gaslight Company building.
Tickets are £6, books will be on sale and there’ll be a pay bar at the museum.
Showcase of local archaeology including: a local history fair, object identification and metal detected finds, Iron Age spinning and weaving by costumed demonstrators, join the Young Archaeologists’ ‘Rusty’ Club and drop in children’s activities. Find out about the ‘Know Your Place’ digital mapping project, led by museum volunteers and funded by a National Lottery Heritage fund, Sharing Heritage grant and Great Weston Heritage Action Zone in partnership with North Somerset Council.
‘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.