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.

Feb
18
Mon
History Week Pre-Historic Day! @ Weston Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 17:00

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!

 

CHILDRENS WORKSHOP

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

WORKSHOP TIMES:

10:30am -11:30 am

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

 

Aug
14
Wed
Greedy Caterpillar @ Weston Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Greedy Caterpillar @ Weston Museum

Children are invited to spend an hour thinking about minibeasts in their environments by doing the following activities:

Science
How do the caterpillars and minibeasts hide so well?
Using coloured leaves/hay etc and large plastic bugs demonstrate camouflage.

Dexterity – Fine motor
Relevant jigsaws

Craft/DT
Make a greedy caterpillar on a leaf
Green card
Pompoms
Googly eyes
Hole punches
Glue/glue guns

Target age: 5 and below

Aug
15
Thu
Birds of Prey @ Weston Museum
Aug 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Birds of Prey @ Weston Museum

Join us in the museum courtyard to view stunning birds of prey. Learn all about them from the staff at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Oct
13
Sun
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

Oct
26
Sat
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.

Nov
10
Sun
Monthly Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Nov 10 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

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
8
Sun
Monthly Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Dec 8 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

Feb
9
Sun
Monthly Craft Workshops @ Weston Museum
Feb 9 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