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.

Nov
28
Thu
The Clevedon Torc in Context: Gold in Iron Age Britain @ Weston Museum
Nov 28 @ 19:00 – 20:30
The Clevedon Torc in Context: Gold in Iron Age Britain @ Weston Museum

This beautiful object was made by a highly-skilled goldsmith between about 150 to 50 BC and would have been worn by an important and powerful person.

The torc was discovered near Walton Castle in Clevedon sometime in the 1800s. Originally, about 20 ounces (567 grammes) of gold were found but some of it was melted down by a Bristol goldsmith leaving just one twisted strand of the neck-ring and a single terminal. It was bequeathed to the British Museum by a former curator, Augustus Wollaston Franks, in 1897.

Weston-super-Mare Town Council worked in partnership with the British Museum to bring this nationally significant item to Somerset. The display has been arranged by the South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. It has been made possible with a grant from Arts Council England’s Ready to Borrow scheme, administered by the South West Museum Development Programme.

The arrival of the torc will be celebrated at the museum with a talk by Julia Farley (Curator of the British and European Iron Age Collections at the British Museum). The talk, entitled ‘The Clevedon Torc in Context: Gold in Iron Age Britain’, is at 7.00 pm on Thursday 28 November. Tickets are £9.50 (£7.50 concessions), including a drink on arrival, and are available from Weston Museum reception (01934 621028, museum@wsm-tc.gov.uk) or can be booked online here

Dec
7
Sat
Know Your Place @ Weston Museum
Dec 7 @ 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.

http://www.kypwest.org.uk.

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.

Know Your Place Festive Drop In @ Weston Museum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Know Your Place is an online mapping resource that allows you to search through historic maps, images and information for the west of England.  Bring a festive image of historic North Somerset that you would like to share.  There is a FREE mince pie for anyone that brings an image to be scanned!  We will then add to the Know Your Place website. Or you can upload yourself by navigating to the community layer of the website.

http://www.kypwest.org.uk.

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.

Feb
8
Sat
Astrophotography Talk @ Weston Museum
Feb 8 @ 19:00
Astrophotography Talk @ Weston Museum

Join award winning astrophotographer, Ollie Taylor, to hear all about his passion and work from behind the lens.

Feb
15
Sat
WorleWind Band- Valentines Concert @ Weston Museum
Feb 15 @ 19:30
WorleWind Band- Valentines Concert @ Weston Museum

Join us in the stunning museum courtyard for a live music concert.

WorleWind Band are incredibly popular in the area and play a host of entertaining and challenging music.

For tickets either pop into the museum or call: 01934 621028

Apr
17
Fri
French Dining Experience @ Weston Museum
Apr 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
French Dining Experience @ Weston Museum

Join us in the museums stunning courtyard for a unique one off dining experience. Catering for our pop-up restaurant will be provided by ‘The French Kitchen’.