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.

Sep
3
Tue
Citizens Advice Community Exhibition
Sep 3 @ 10:00 – Dec 1 @ 17:00

A volunteer led exhibition created in partnership with Citizens Advice marking the 80th anniversary of the organisation. Explore the touch screen interactive to hear oral history recordings and view historic images.  Post your comments in the letterbox.  Produced with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘Sharing Heritage’ grant.

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Sep
28
Sat
Matilda Temperley- A View From The Hill @ Weston Museum
Sep 28 2019 @ 10:00 – Jan 12 2020 @ 16:30
Matilda Temperley- A View From The Hill @ Weston Museum

Matilda Temperley- A View From The Hill

Documentary and fashion photographer Matilda Temperley has been working on a year-long project to discover and document Somerset today.

A View From The Hill is an exhibition of new images by the award-winning photographer capturing Somerset’s wonderful distinctiveness and some of the issues facing its communities today.

Matilda studied biology at Edinburgh University before completing an MSc in the control of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After working in the field in East Africa Matilda returned to the UK where she pursued a new career in photography.

Matilda’s photography is diverse and includes fashion and documentary commissions. Her work regularly appears in internationally recognised newspapers and magazines.

Matilda is passionate about her documentary projects, many of which explore the experience of marginalised communities. She is probably best known locally for her work in response to the winter floods of 2013–14 which severely affected her family and the community where she grew up. Her sell-out book, Under the Surface: Somerset Floods, won the Royal Photographic Society’s Vic Odden Award.

Nov
13
Wed
Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum
Nov 13 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum

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.

Nov
14
Thu
Matilda Temperley- Exhibition Talk @ Weston Museum
Nov 14 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Matilda Temperley- Exhibition Talk @ Weston Museum

Our latest exhibition artist, Matlida Temperley, will talk us through her inspirations and techniques for her amazing work.

Nov
16
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Nov 16 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum

Weston Museum’s monthly ‘Tea and Talk’ usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and features a wide variety of subjects and speakers from our wonderful band of volunteers.

Enjoy a short talk followed by a drink and some cake, with the opportunity for an informal chat with the speaker and to mingle with friends.

There is no need to book ahead and the small charge of £3 includes tea or coffee as well as some of the delicious homemade cake, baked on site at the museum in Claras’s Cafe.

Future topics will be announced on our Facebook page (@westonmuseum)

 

Nov
17
Sun
Rural Crafts @ Weston Museum
Nov 17 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Rural Crafts @ Weston Museum

Have a go at some traditional rural crafts, from weaving to rag rugging, seed bombs to corn dollies, for all ages, no expertise required!
In honour of our new temporary exhibition ‘Matilda Temperley – A View From The Hill’, we will be hosting some talented demonstrators and having a go ourselves at a variety of crafts.

Book on to one of our workshops to try your hand at the different crafts and make your own beautiful pieces to take home. There will be demonstrations to see crafters display techniques between 10am and 2pm each day, with workshops to have a go from
10:30 – 11:30 or 12:00 – 1:00

These workshops are most suitable for children of school age and their grown-ups, but are accessible to all ages and abilities with adult support.

£5 per space, pre-booking recommended, just head to the TicketSource link above or call the museum on 01934 621028

Nov
23
Sat
Boogie Beats- Music and Movement Class For Kids @ Weston Museum
Nov 23 @ 11:00 – 11:45
Boogie Beats- Music and Movement Class For Kids @ Weston Museum

Dance and Music is such a natural way  to learn at a pre-school age. It is a far more successful option than books and words.

This taster class will be a brilliant mixture of dance, music, movement and story telling.

Nov
24
Sun
Willow Weaving Workshop @ Weston Museum
Nov 24 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Willow Weaving Workshop @ Weston Museum

Make a cone basket to hang on your wall using natural colours of willow, grown on a nature reserve using organic methods. Cone basketry is an excellent introduction to the traditional skill of stake and strand basketry as it utilises just some of the techniques used in more complicated basketry

This workshop is led by Kim Creswell, whose work can be seen by visiting www.kimcreswell.co.uk

The workshop lasts 2.5 hours and spaces cost £40. Use of tools and all necessary materials are included. Participants should wear work clothes

To book tickets, visit Ticketsource by clicking on the link above or phone 01934 621028

Willow Weaving Workshop @ Weston Museum
Nov 24 @ 13:30 – 16:00
Willow Weaving Workshop @ Weston Museum

Make a cone basket to hang on your wall using natural colours of willow, grown on a nature reserve using organic methods. Cone basketry is an excellent introduction to the traditional skill of stake and strand basketry as it utilises just some of the techniques used in more complicated basketry

This workshop is led by Kim Creswell, whose work can be seen by visiting www.kimcreswell.co.uk

The workshop lasts 2.5 hours and spaces cost £40. Use of tools and all necessary materials are included. Participants should wear work clothes

To book tickets, visit Ticketsource by clicking on the link above or phone 01934 621028

Nov
28
Thu
The Clevedon Torc in Context: Gold in Iron Age Britain @ Weston Museum
Nov 28 @ 19:00 – 20:30
The Clevedon Torc in Context: Gold in Iron Age Britain @ Weston Museum

This beautiful object was made by a highly-skilled goldsmith between about 150 to 50 BC and would have been worn by an important and powerful person.

The torc was discovered near Walton Castle in Clevedon sometime in the 1800s. Originally, about 20 ounces (567 grammes) of gold were found but some of it was melted down by a Bristol goldsmith leaving just one twisted strand of the neck-ring and a single terminal. It was bequeathed to the British Museum by a former curator, Augustus Wollaston Franks, in 1897.

Weston-super-Mare Town Council worked in partnership with the British Museum to bring this nationally significant item to Somerset. The display has been arranged by the South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. It has been made possible with a grant from Arts Council England’s Ready to Borrow scheme, administered by the South West Museum Development Programme.

The arrival of the torc will be celebrated at the museum with a talk by Julia Farley (Curator of the British and European Iron Age Collections at the British Museum). The talk, entitled ‘The Clevedon Torc in Context: Gold in Iron Age Britain’, is at 7.00 pm on Thursday 28 November. Tickets are £9.50 (£7.50 concessions), including a drink on arrival, and are available from Weston Museum reception (01934 621028, museum@wsm-tc.gov.uk) or can be booked online here