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.

Oct
26
Sat
Autumn Trail @ Weston Museum
Oct 26 – Nov 3 all-day

Search the galleries of Weston Museum in its first ever “Leave It Where You Found It” Scavenger Hunt, finding autumnal themed items such as leaves, pine cones and berries.

Costs 50p per entry and includes entry to the Museum Autumn Competition.

The idea behind “Leave It Where You Found It” is to encourage people to leave behind the berries, seeds, pine cones and leaves you might find on a nature walk, to help animals preparing for hibernation. It is also tailored from the concept of leaving places “better than where you found them”.

Black Cat Trail @ Weston Museum
Oct 26 all-day

Ever since the Medieval Era, people have been superstitious about black cats. This Halloween half term, take on the challenge of finding cats hidden around Weston Museum to uncover the reason behind the myth.

Costs 50p per entry and includes entry to the Museum Halloween Competition.

Rural Crafts @ Weston Museum
Oct 26 @ 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

Oct
27
Sun
Model Railway Day @ Weston Museum
Oct 27 all-day
Model Railway Day @ Weston Museum

The entire ground floor of the museum will be dominated by model railways.

These are kindly being provided and operated by WSM N Gague Society and Burnham and District Model Railway Club.

This event is free of charge.

Oct
28
Mon
Slime & Science Workshops @ Weston Museum
Oct 28 all-day
Slime & Science Workshops @ Weston Museum

Join Weston Museum for our incredibly popular Slime Workshops.

6th October – glow in the dark or fluffy slime

28th October – pumpkin or cob web slime

3rd November- Science workshop. Frozen animal rescue, fizzing foam, clean mud, foamy rain clouds, magic milk.

14th December – candy cane or Christmas tree slime.

Sessions at: 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 15:00

Cost is £5

Minimum age: 4

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty

Pre-booking is strongly recommended

Oct
29
Tue
An Alternative Halloween @ Weston Museum
Oct 29 @ 10:30 – 11:30
An Alternative Halloween @ Weston Museum

Do you feel Halloween has become a bit commercial? Come and explore the traditional, British roots of Halloween by celebrating the Iron Age festival of Samhain. Imagine living amongst the Celtic forests by making some crafts and hearing about some grizzly Iron Age ways.

Hour long family-friendly workshops with a variety of make and take activities. 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.

An Alternative Halloween @ Weston Museum
Oct 29 @ 12:00 – 13:00
An Alternative Halloween @ Weston Museum

Do you feel Halloween has become a bit commercial? Come and explore the traditional, British roots of Halloween by celebrating the Iron Age festival of Samhain. Imagine living amongst the Celtic forests by making some crafts and hearing about some grizzly Iron Age ways.

Hour long family-friendly workshops with a variety of make and take activities. 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.

Oct
30
Wed
Museum After Dark @ Weston Museum
Oct 30 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Museum After Dark @ Weston Museum

Visit Weston Museum after the doors are closed to hear some creepy folk stories and explore the galleries to complete the exclusive Halloween trail.

Tickets cost £5.00 per child (with 1 free accompanying adult)

Rainbow Sands will also be attending, however will be an additional cost not included in the ticket price.

JSJ Glitter Faces has just been announced as attending! This will also be an additional cost.

Please note: whilst all ages are encouraged to attend, some content may be unsuitable for under 7’s.