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.

Jun
11
Tue
Happy HeARTs @ Weston Museum
Jun 11 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Happy HeARTs @ Weston Museum

Happy HeARTs is a series of workshops that will allow you to enjoy the benefits that creative art brings to your emotional and physical well-being.

This journey of self-discovery and self-healing will unlock the power of the sub-concious mind, allowing you to de-stress, relax and unwind.

You will explore a variety of ancient tools including mandala, affirmations and journalling. Using these therapeutic processes you will create your own art using self-expression rather than having high expectations of creating a masterpiece.

These workshops will increase creativity, intuition and help to manifest your dreams. They will change your limiting beliefs, heal emotional pain and will help you manage emotions in a positive way. Increasing confidence and happiness, helping you achieve the life you want to live.

Hosted by Jo Green.
Therapeutic Art & Happiness Life Coach, Professional Animal Portrait Artist, founder of Creations by Fina & Happy HeARTs.

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.

Aug
21
Wed
Bug Crafts- Childrens Workshop @ Weston Museum
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Bug Crafts- Childrens Workshop @ Weston Museum

Using various materials to create the appropriate texture and surfaces make 3D insects.

Target age 6-11

Sessions at- 11:30-12:30 & 13:30-14:30

Aug
23
Fri
Punch and Judy Family Workshop @ Weston Museum
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Punch and Judy Family Workshop @ Weston Museum

This workshop is aimed at families with children of infant and junior ages.

During this workshop we will explore the early forms of Punch and Judy, and how times have changed from the origin to the present day.

The purpose of this workshop is to make puppets and host puppet shows, therefore tickets are priced for children with the accompanying adults remaining in the workshop to form the audience.

Where tickets are purchased, preschoolers are free.

Sessions at- 11:30-12:30 & 13:30-14:30

Aug
30
Fri
Punch and Judy Family Workshop @ Weston Museum
Aug 30 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Punch and Judy Family Workshop @ Weston Museum

This workshop is aimed at families with children of infant and junior ages.

During this workshop we will explore the early forms of Punch and Judy, and how times have changed from the origin to the present day.

The purpose of this workshop is to make puppets and host puppet shows, therefore tickets are priced for children with the accompanying adults remaining in the workshop to form the audience.

Where tickets are purchased, preschoolers are free.

Sessions at- 11:30-12:30 & 13:30-14:30

Oct
6
Sun
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

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.