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.
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.
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”.
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
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.
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
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