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.

 

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
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
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

Feb
8
Sat
Astrophotography Talk @ Weston Museum
Feb 8 @ 19:00
Astrophotography Talk @ Weston Museum

Join award winning astrophotographer, Ollie Taylor, to hear all about his passion and work from behind the lens.

Feb
16
Sun
Boogie Beat Music & Movement Class @ Weston Museum
Feb 16 @ 11:00 – 11:45
Boogie Beat Music & Movement Class @ Weston Museum

Boogie Beat music and movement sessions are based on traditional fairy tales with a lively and active dance twist! Suitable from birth – 6 years.

Dance and Music is such a natural way at this age to learn rather than books and words