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
29
Sat
Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon @ Weston Museum
Sep 29 2018 @ 10:00 – Jan 13 2019 @ 17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon

Telling the story of the Weston man who created the famous ‘Your Country Needs You’ poster.

Alfred Leete

Alfred Leete was a graphic artist who produced advertising campaigns for companies including the London Underground and Younger’s Ale. Leete was once described as ‘the funniest man in the world’ and his cartoons gently capture the comedy of everyday life and politics. All these aspects of his career are represented in the exhibition. But his original artwork for the Kitchener poster, generously loaned by the Imperial War Museum in London, is the remarkable centrepiece.

The loan has been made possible through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections. Other loans have been kindly provided by North Somerset Council and private lenders.

Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Alfred Leete’s most famous work on display in the creator’s home town. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and to have received a grant through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Malcolm Nicholson, Town Clerk for Weston-super-Mare Town Council

For the first time Weston Museum has been able to borrow an item from a national museum. This has been made possible as a result of significant investment in the building during the recent Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment.

Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation

We have been blown away by the ambition and creativity of museums and galleries across the UK and Weston Museum’s idea really stood out. Some of the most talented curators in the UK have imagined the art, objects and exhibitions which promise to transform the experiences of their audiences. We are delighted that the local community in Weston-super-Mare will get to learn more about Alfred Leete’s fascinating life and career.

The South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage have arranged this exhibition. The Trust is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition runs until Sunday 13 January 2019 and entry is free.

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon @ Weston Museum
Sep 29 2018 @ 10:00 – Jan 13 2019 @ 17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon

Telling the story of the Weston man who created the famous ‘Your Country Needs You’ poster.

Alfred Leete

Alfred Leete was a graphic artist who produced advertising campaigns for companies including the London Underground and Younger’s Ale. Leete was once described as ‘the funniest man in the world’ and his cartoons gently capture the comedy of everyday life and politics. All these aspects of his career are represented in the exhibition. But his original artwork for the Kitchener poster, generously loaned by the Imperial War Museum in London, is the remarkable centrepiece.

The loan has been made possible through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections. Other loans have been kindly provided by North Somerset Council and private lenders.

Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Alfred Leete’s most famous work on display in the creator’s home town. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and to have received a grant through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Malcolm Nicholson, Town Clerk for Weston-super-Mare Town Council

For the first time Weston Museum has been able to borrow an item from a national museum. This has been made possible as a result of significant investment in the building during the recent Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment.

Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation

We have been blown away by the ambition and creativity of museums and galleries across the UK and Weston Museum’s idea really stood out. Some of the most talented curators in the UK have imagined the art, objects and exhibitions which promise to transform the experiences of their audiences. We are delighted that the local community in Weston-super-Mare will get to learn more about Alfred Leete’s fascinating life and career.

The South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage have arranged this exhibition. The Trust is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition runs until Sunday 13 January 2019 and entry is free.

Dec
9
Sun
Clara’s Christmas @ Weston Museum
Dec 9 all-day
Clara's Christmas @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Join Santa and Clara for a whole day of Christmas joy!

There will be childrens crafts, street vendors, special museum trails and mulled cider.

Dec
12
Wed
Christmas Special Pub Quiz Night @ Weston Museum
Dec 12 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Our Christmas Special Pub Quiz night will include a Christmas Cake raffle, mince pies and mulled wine and Christmas themed questions! ❄️
Please wear festive clothing…time to wear that favourite Christmas jumper! ❄️
 
Try your luck at our monthly quiz night; learn a little about your local history and have a laugh at the same time. We promise to keep the questions simple, with only the occasional head scratcher thrown in!
 
The quiz includes a mystery object round, so whilst you’re enjoying your drink from our bar of locally sourced drinks and nibbles, you can also have a guess at a selection of historical objects and replicas.
 
Only £5 to enter a team (of up to five people) and there is a prize for the winning team. Numbers are limited so you can book in advance to guarantee your team a slot, but if there is space then we won’t turn you away on the night. Join us from 6.30 pm, ready for the quiz to start at 7.30pm.
 
 ☎️ Call 01934-621028 to book your team ☎️
 
Dec
13
Thu
Friends Talk – ‘A Festive Evening with the Friends’ @ Weston Museum
Dec 13 @ 19:00 – 21:00

The Friends of Weston Museum host regular talks on topics of local historical interest. December’s event will be ‘A Festive Evening with the Friends’

Talks are free to members of the Friends (details of how to join can be found on the Friends page), a small fee on the door applies to non-members.

Dec
17
Mon
Christmas Carols @ Weston Museum
Dec 17 @ 19:30 – Dec 18 @ 21:30
Christmas Carols @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for an evening of Christmas carols at Weston Museum.

North Somerset’s new choral ensemble Costanzi Consort present a feast of Christmas carols old and new.

The evening will also feature rare historic music by some North Somerset composers.

Tickets are £12 or £5 for students and under 18’s. Purchase them at the museum or by calling 01934 621028

Dec
19
Wed
Terrestrial @ weston museum
Dec 19 @ 18:15 – 21:30

Weston Museum and Terrestrial have a whole host of activities kicking off over the next couple of weeks (all free): weekly choir sessions and dance workshops, and the launch of the ‘Guerrilla Media Unit’ of myth-makers. There is a taster session coming up for anyone interested in our Local Advisory Group.

Dec
22
Sat
🎄Santa’s Workshop – Rock Painting & Sand Art 🎄 @ Weston Museum
Dec 22 @ 23:00 – Dec 23 @ 16:00

Get CREATIVE and make the PERFECT Christmas present…painting rocks with Christmas designs and making Sand Art festive pictures. 🎄

Please book for the Weston-Super Rocks painting workshops as they are very popular! Rocks cost £2.00 each to decorate.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

☎️ Call 01934-621028 today to book ☎️

🎄Rainbow Sands will be in the Museum courtyard with festive themed sand art pictures and Christmas tree sand ornaments to make. Prices vary for each sand art item.

Relax and enjoy delicious Christmas treats in the Museum’s  Clara’s Cafe.

Jan
13
Sun
The Snow Baby @ Weston Museum
Jan 13 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Weston Museum will be hosting a theatre show exclusively for children aged 3 and up and their families.

Soap Soup Theatre will be presenting The Snow Baby, a magical show with beautiful puppetry, imaginative storytelling and music.

Shows at 11am and 2pm.

Tickets are £8.50 each and under 2’s are free.

Call: 01934 621028 or call into the museum.

Feb
9
Sat
Railway Weekend @ Weston Museum
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

Join us for a weekend of railways.
Weston Museum will play host to huge scale model railways, scale model engines, an exhibition and an evening lecture series.
Its all absolutely free except the evening lecture series where tickets cost £2.50
To purchase call: 01934 621028 or pop into the museum