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.

 

Apr
20
Sat
Dino Dig Weekend @ Weston Museum
Apr 20 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Dino Dig Weekend @ Weston Museum

Channel your inner archaeologist this Easter! This holiday we shall be relaunching our ever popular Dino Dig.

Sessions at: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

To book your place either pop into the museum or call: 01934 621028

Apr
21
Sun
Dino Dig Weekend @ Weston Museum
Apr 21 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Dino Dig Weekend @ Weston Museum

Channel your inner archaeologist this Easter! This holiday we shall be relaunching our ever popular Dino Dig.

Sessions at: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

To book your place either pop into the museum or call: 01934 621028

Jul
20
Sat
Festival of British Archaeology @ Weston Museum
Jul 20 @ 10:30 – 16:30
Festival of British Archaeology @ Weston Museum

Showcase of local archaeology including: a local history fair, object identification and metal detected finds, Iron Age spinning and weaving by costumed demonstrators, join the Young Archaeologists’ ‘Rusty’ Club and drop in children’s activities. Find out about the ‘Know Your Place’ digital mapping project, led by museum volunteers and funded by a National Lottery Heritage fund, Sharing Heritage grant and Great Weston Heritage Action Zone in partnership with North Somerset Council.

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
5
Sat
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.

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.

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
2
Sat
Know Your Place @ Weston Museum
Nov 2 @ 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.

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