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.

May
18
Sat
Microsculpture – The Insect Photography of Levon Biss @ Weston Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 – Sep 15 @ 17:00

Microsculpture

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

 

Jun
28
Fri
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum

Weston-super-Mare is a coastal community and as such the RNLI plays a huge part in our society.

To support such an important institution Weston Museum is playing host to an exhibition of over 200 jigsaw puzzles. They will completely take over one of our exhibition spaces.

All proceeds raised within the exhibition will go to the RNLI.

Jun
29
Sat
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum

Weston-super-Mare is a coastal community and as such the RNLI plays a huge part in our society.

To support such an important institution Weston Museum is playing host to an exhibition of over 200 jigsaw puzzles. They will completely take over one of our exhibition spaces.

All proceeds raised within the exhibition will go to the RNLI.

Jun
30
Sun
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum

Weston-super-Mare is a coastal community and as such the RNLI plays a huge part in our society.

To support such an important institution Weston Museum is playing host to an exhibition of over 200 jigsaw puzzles. They will completely take over one of our exhibition spaces.

All proceeds raised within the exhibition will go to the RNLI.

Jul
1
Mon
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum

Weston-super-Mare is a coastal community and as such the RNLI plays a huge part in our society.

To support such an important institution Weston Museum is playing host to an exhibition of over 200 jigsaw puzzles. They will completely take over one of our exhibition spaces.

All proceeds raised within the exhibition will go to the RNLI.

Jul
2
Tue
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Jigsaw Exhibition @ Weston Museum

Weston-super-Mare is a coastal community and as such the RNLI plays a huge part in our society.

To support such an important institution Weston Museum is playing host to an exhibition of over 200 jigsaw puzzles. They will completely take over one of our exhibition spaces.

All proceeds raised within the exhibition will go to the RNLI.

Jul
10
Wed
Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum
Jul 10 @ 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.

Jul
13
Sat
Fused Glass Workshop @ Weston Museum
Jul 13 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Fused Glass Workshop @ Weston Museum

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.

Jul
14
Sun
Monthly Sunday Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Monthly Sunday Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum

2nd June: Soap Making

14th July: Magnet Making

11th August: Bath Bomb Making

8th September: Earrings/bookmarks/keyring making

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

Jul
16
Tue
In Conversation With Patrick Gale @ Weston Museum
Jul 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
In Conversation With Patrick Gale @ Weston Museum

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.