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
‘That’s the way to do it!’
Bring the whole family to the museum to enjoy a FREE traditional Punch and Judy show, a British seaside favourite. Shows will take place in our beautiful covered courtyard at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each Friday during August. Shows are performed by our wonderful, local Punch and Judy Professor – Paul Wheeler.
The show will be a traditional and historical one. As such it will contain scenes of comedic violence in a slap-stick style.
This workshop is aimed at families with children of infant and junior ages.
During this workshop we will explore the early forms of Punch and Judy, and how times have changed from the origin to the present day.
The purpose of this workshop is to make puppets and host puppet shows, therefore tickets are priced for children with the accompanying adults remaining in the workshop to form the audience.
Where tickets are purchased, preschoolers are free.
Sessions at- 11:30-12:30 & 13:30-14:30
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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