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
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.

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.

Oct
30
Wed
Museum After Dark @ Weston Museum
Oct 30 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Museum After Dark @ Weston Museum

Visit Weston Museum after the doors are closed to hear some creepy folk stories and explore the galleries to complete the exclusive Halloween trail.

Tickets cost £5.00 per child (with 1 free accompanying adult)

Rainbow Sands will also be attending, however will be an additional cost not included in the ticket price.

JSJ Glitter Faces has just been announced as attending! This will also be an additional cost.

Please note: whilst all ages are encouraged to attend, some content may be unsuitable for under 7’s.

Oct
31
Thu
Halloween Film Night @ Weston Museum
Oct 31 @ 20:00 – 21:30
Halloween Film Night @ Weston Museum

Join us for a Halloween themed film night.

We shall be showing Nosferatu- the original vampire film. There will be a live piano accompaniment.

Bar and refreshments will be available.

 

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