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.

Microsculpture – The Insect Photography of Levon Biss @ Weston Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 – Sep 15 @ 17:00


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


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.

Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum
Oct 9 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Pub Quiz @ Weston Museum

Try your luck at our pub quiz; learn a little about your local history and have a laugh at the same time. You don’t need lots of historical knowledge; 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, you can also have a guess at a selection of historical objects and replicas.

It’s free to enter a team (of up to five people) and the pub landlord has kindly donated a prize for the winning team. You don’t need to register beforehand, just turn up ready to start 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

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”.

Black Cat Trail @ Weston Museum
Oct 26 all-day

Ever since the Medieval Era, people have been superstitious about black cats. This Halloween half term, take on the challenge of finding cats hidden around Weston Museum to uncover the reason behind the myth.

Costs 50p per entry and includes entry to the Museum Halloween Competition.

Model Railway Day @ Weston Museum
Oct 27 all-day
Model Railway Day @ Weston Museum

The entire ground floor of the museum will be dominated by model railways.

These are kindly being provided and operated by WSM N Gague Society and Burnham and District Model Railway Club.

This event is free of charge.