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
21
Thu
History Week – The Victorians @ Weston Museum
Feb 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00

 

We are delighted to welcome back History Week from Monday 18th February 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019.

Step back in time and enjoy a full day of historical activities! Meet scores of re-enactors who will provide a glimpse into a different age. Featuring marching Romans soldiers, Iron Age craftsmen, medieval herbalists, Victorian re-enactors and some WW2 characters to name but a few!

This is a FREE event in our covered courtyard so drop in any time between 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.

On Thursday look out for The Ragged Victorians – the ‘Great Unwashed’ as they re-enact the lives of the lower classes of Victorian England, circa 1851 Low class Victorians lived by whatever means they could. With no homes, no income and no benefit system for support, an honest day’s work could mean labouring in the most degrading jobs in the world, for little or scant reward.

Suitable for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy lunch at Clara’s Café with lunch box specials for children!

 

HISTORY WEEK CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS

Learning is at the heart of the Museum’s aims and on the following days we have a selection of hands-on ‘Living History’ workshops for children.

Suitable for children aged six and above.These workshops cost £5.00 and booking is essential.

Monday 18 Feb: PRE-HISTORIC DAY – Make a replica Iron Age coin and a try your hand at cave painting by grinding pigments and mixing them with animal fat!

Wednesday 20 Feb: MEDIEVAL DAY – Make your own medieval toothpaste and a magical leaf covered green man mask!

Thursday 21 Feb: VICTORIAN DAY – Get covered in coal and soot as you learn about Victorian chimney sweeps and then make a replica clay chimney pot.

 

Workshop Times:

10:30am -11:30 am

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

To book your Workshop call 01934 – 621028

 

Feb
22
Fri
History Week Last Day! WW1 & WW2 @ Weston Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Friday 22 Feb is the last day of History Week…meet some of the troops and learn about life in both the First and Second World Wars. Look at a vast collection of weapons and hear about life on the Home Front and climb in “Poppy” the American Willy’s Jeep.

Step back in time and enjoy a full day of historical activities!

Read and reflect at the Peace Project Exhibition produced by local Home Educated students that will be on display in the museum’s learning space.

This is a FREE event suitable for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Enjoy lunch at Clara’s Café with lunch box specials for children!

Museum hours 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

 

 

Feb
28
Thu
YMCA Explorers Toddler @ Weston Museum
Feb 28 @ 10:30 – 11:30
YMCA Explorers Toddler @ Weston Museum

Share themed activities and crafts with your little ones

Mar
1
Fri
Lego and Beer Night @ Weston Museum
Mar 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Lego and Beer Night @ Weston Museum

Fancy a different start to your Friday night out?

Then join us at Weston Museum’s bar for a Lego and Beer Night.

The rules are simple: grab a drink. Build a Lego catapult. See who can fire it the furthest.

Tickets are £6 and can be obtained from the Museum.

Over 18’s only.

Mar
2
Sat
Spanish Music and Dance Evening @ Weston Museum
Mar 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Spanish Music and Dance Evening @ Weston Museum

Weston Museums latest Community Gallery exhibition relates to the Spanish Civil War.

In celebration of it’s launch we shall be hosting an evening of Spanish music and dancing.

For tickets either call: 01934 621028 or pop into the museum.

Mar
16
Sat
Salmagundi: UCW Arts Festival @ Weston Museum
Mar 16 – Mar 22 all-day
Salmagundi: UCW Arts Festival @ Weston Museum

Salmagundi: UCW Arts Festival

Join UCW for a host of completely free events and exhibitions across Weston from Friday 15th March until Friday 12th April.

 

The UCW Arts Festival is celebrating the best in design, art, photography, film making, performance and music at UCW for a whole month!  The programme includes the first chance to see the Alt UCW graphic design collective’s touring show and buy their great prints, exhibitions by our Photography in Practice and Contemporary Art and Professional Studies students, screenings of our Film and Media Arts Production students’ work, and fantastic performances by our Dance for Commercial Performance, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Professional Music students.

Weston Museum, Burlington Street – Friday 15th March to Friday 22nd March.

Opening night event on Friday 15th March from 6pm to 8pm. 

Other festival events include:

LT Gallery, Orchard Street – Friday 15th March to Tuesday 9th April (staff show from 15th March to 26th March / student show from 26th March to 9th April).

UCW Visual Arts event on Friday 29th March from 6pm to 8pm. 

Loves Café, West Street – Tuesday 19th March to Friday 12th April.

Opening night event on Thursday 21st March from 6pm to 10pm. 

Closing night event on Friday 12th April from 6pm to 10pm. 

Old Town Quarry Gallery, South Road – Wednesday 20th March to Wednesday 27th March.

Opening night event on Friday 22nd March from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Mar 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.

This month’s subject is The Spanish Civil War by Margaret Stewart-Fisher.

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)

 

Mar
21
Thu
YMCA Explorers Toddler @ Weston Museum
Mar 21 @ 10:30 – 11:30
YMCA Explorers Toddler @ Weston Museum

Share themed activities and crafts with your little ones

Mar
24
Sun
Mother’s Day Craft Fair @ Weston Museum
Mar 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Mother's Day Craft Fair @ Weston Museum

Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Look no further than the Weston Museum Craft Fair!

With local businesses and traders, Clara’s Café, an Easter Trail and more – there’s something for everyone!

If anyone is interested in having a stall at the Craft Fair, please email sophie.sanford@wsm-tc.gov.uk for more information.

Apr
3
Wed
Churches and Church Music in Victorian Weston @ Weston Super Mare
Apr 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Churches and Church Music in Victorian Weston @ Weston Super Mare

Peter Leech has had an incredibly distinguished career in the field of music. Among his many achievements are directing the City of Oxford Choir and being conductor of the Bristol Bach Choir.

Alongside the highly respected local historian John Crockford-Hawley he will be giving a talk about Churches and Church Music in Victorian Weston-super-Mare.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by either popping into the museum or by calling 01934 621028.