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.

Mar
16
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Mar 16 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum

Weston Museum’s monthly ‘Tea and Talk’ usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and features a wide variety of subjects and speakers from our wonderful band of volunteers.

Enjoy a short talk followed by a drink and some cake, with the opportunity for an informal chat with the speaker and to mingle with friends.

This month’s subject is The Spanish Civil War by Margaret Stewart-Fisher.

There is no need to book ahead and the small charge of £3 includes tea or coffee as well as some of the delicious homemade cake, baked on site at the museum in Claras’s Cafe.

Future topics will be announced on our Facebook page (@westonmuseum)

 

Apr
3
Wed
Churches and Church Music in Victorian Weston @ Weston Super Mare
Apr 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Churches and Church Music in Victorian Weston @ Weston Super Mare

Peter Leech has had an incredibly distinguished career in the field of music. Among his many achievements are directing the City of Oxford Choir and being conductor of the Bristol Bach Choir.

Alongside the highly respected local historian John Crockford-Hawley he will be giving a talk about Churches and Church Music in Victorian Weston-super-Mare.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by either popping into the museum or by calling 01934 621028.

May
31
Fri
Wine Tasting Evening @ Weston Museum
May 31 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Wine Tasting Evening @ Weston Museum

Join the stunning Sutton Ridge Vineyard for an evening at Weston Museum.

Learn about the local vineyard and the wine making process. Then sample some of the fabulous award winning wines.

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.

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
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