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
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

Nov
30
Sat
Rural Crafts @ Weston Museum
Nov 30 @ 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

Dec
1
Sun
Clara’s Christmas Market @ Weston Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Clara's Christmas Market @ Weston Museum

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, look no further than Weston Museum.

Our courtyard will be full of local crafters and businesses, all selling something unique.

Visit our website for more information (westonmuseum.org)

If anyone is interested in having a stall, email Sophie Sanford (sophie.sanford@wsm-tc.gov.uk) for further information.

Current Stallholders:
– Stylish Canines Bakery and Boutique
– Kimi Design Decoupage
– Sue B Photography and Crafts
– Weston Museum Volunteers Fundraiser
– 2nd Time Around
– Vintage Tea Cups
– It’s A Bee Thing
– Elephant Cushions and African Crafts
– The Sugar-Candy Cart
Christmas Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Christmas Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum

Create your own Christmas crafts by trying your hand at a few different techniques and making your own beautiful pieces to take home. Have a go at making handmade cards and present tags or hand-stitched gifts for all ages. Workshops run from 10:30 – 11:30 or 12:00 – 1:00 and cost £5 per space.

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.

Pre-booking recommended. To book a space, just head to Ticketsource by clicking the link above or phone 01934 621028

Dec
7
Sat
Know Your Place @ Weston Museum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Come and meet one of our volunteers and find out about the Know Your Place project.  Know Your Place is an online mapping resource that allows you to search through historic maps, images and information for the west of England.

http://www.kypwest.org.uk.

If you have an image of historic North Somerset that you would like to share, you can bring it to the museum to be scanned at our drop in sessions.  It will be added to the Know Your Place website. Or you can upload yourself by navigating to the community layer of the website.

Weston Museum, supported by Weston-super-Mare Town Council, is working in partnership with North Somerset Council to enhance Know Your Place North Somerset.

The project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund #nationallotteryfund and the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone.

Know Your Place Drop In @ Weston Museum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Come and meet one of our volunteers and find out about the Know Your Place project.  Know Your Place is an online mapping resource that allows you to search through historic maps, images and information for the west of England.

http://www.kypwest.org.uk.

If you have an image of historic North Somerset that you would like to share, you can bring it to the museum to be scanned at our drop in sessions.  It will be added to the Know Your Place website. Or you can upload yourself by navigating to the community layer of the website.

Weston Museum, supported by Weston-super-Mare Town Council, is working in partnership with North Somerset Council to enhance Know Your Place North Somerset.

The project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund #nationallotteryfund and the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone.

Dec
8
Sun
Monthly Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Dec 8 all-day
Monthly Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum

Join us for a variety of craft workshops every second Sunday of the month.

October 13th- Soap Making
November 10th- Pixel Picture Making
December 8th- Ceramic painting
February 9th- Soap making
March 8th- Bath bombs

Sessions at: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 & £15:30

Pre-booking is strongly recommended

Dec
14
Sat
Slime & Science Workshops @ Weston Museum
Dec 14 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