We are delighted to welcome back History Week from Monday 18th February 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019.
Step back in time and enjoy a full day of historical activities! Meet scores of re-enactors who will provide a glimpse into a different age. Featuring marching Romans soldiers, Iron Age craftsmen, medieval herbalists, Victorian re-enactors and some WW2 characters to name but a few!
This is a FREE event in our covered courtyard so drop in any time between 10.00 am – 5.00.pm.
Suitable for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy lunch at Clara’s Café with lunch box specials for children!
Learning is at the heart of the Museum’s aims and on the following days we have a selection of hands-on ‘Living History’ workshops for children. Suitable for children aged six and above.
These workshops cost £5.00 and booking is ESSENTIAL to avoid disappointment..
Monday 18th Feb: PRE-HISTORIC DAY – Make a replica Iron Age coin and a try your hand at cave painting by grinding pigments!
Wednesday 20thFeb: MEDIEVAL DAY – Make your own medieval toothpaste and a magical leaf covered green man mask!
Thursday 21 Feb: VICTORIAN DAY Victorian Children at Work & Play – Get covered in coal and soot as you learn about Victorian chimney sweeps and make a replica clay chimney pot.
To book your Workshop call 01934 621028
10:30am -11:30 am
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Look no further than the Weston Museum Craft Fair!
With local businesses and traders, Clara’s Café, an Easter Trail and more – there’s something for everyone!
If anyone is interested in having a stall at the Craft Fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Children are invited to spend an hour thinking about minibeasts in their environments by doing the following activities:
How do the caterpillars and minibeasts hide so well?
Using coloured leaves/hay etc and large plastic bugs demonstrate camouflage.
Dexterity – Fine motor
Make a greedy caterpillar on a leaf
Target age: 5 and below
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”.
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.
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, email@example.com) or can be booked online here
If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, look no further than Weston Museum.
Our courtyard will be full of local crafters and businesses, all selling something unique.
Visit our website for more information (westonmuseum.org)
If anyone is interested in having a stall, email Sophie Sanford (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.