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.

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.

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.

Know Your Place @ Weston Museum
Oct 5 @ 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.


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.

Slime & Science Workshops @ Weston Museum
Oct 6 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

Nostalgia Cafe Coffee Morning @ Weston Museum
Oct 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30

A coffee morning for older people, care staff and service users. Come and explore our themed reminiscence boxes and play some old fashioned board games. Stalls from North Somerset Libraries, North Somerset Council Communities Connect, Weston Area Health Trust, AMS Electrical Services and MedEquip mobility equipment and living aids.

Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum
Oct 9 @ 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.

Monthly Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Oct 13 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

Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Oct 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum

Weston Museum’s monthly ‘Tea and Talk’ usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and features a wide variety of subjects and speakers from our wonderful band of volunteers.

Enjoy a short talk followed by a drink and some cake, with the opportunity for an informal chat with the speaker and to mingle with friends.

There is no need to book ahead and the small charge of £3 includes tea or coffee as well as some of the delicious homemade cake, baked on site at the museum in Claras’s Cafe.

Future topics will be announced on our Facebook page (@westonmuseum)


Rural Crafts @ Weston Museum
Oct 20 @ 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

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”.