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.

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.

Jul
29
Mon
Costanzi Consort- It’s A Bug’s Life @ Weston Museum
Jul 29 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Costanzi Consort- It's A Bug's Life @ Weston Museum

Join us in the stunning courtyard for our big summer concert.

The theme will be based around our new stunning Microsculptures exhibition

Nov
9
Sat
Jazz Night @ Weston Museum
Nov 9 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Jazz Night @ Weston Museum

Join us at Weston Museum for Jazz Club.

Come to the museum’s beautiful courtyard and enjoy the soothing sounds of some traditional jazz.

Tickets cost £10.

 

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

Dec
1
Sun
Clara’s Christmas Market @ Weston Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Clara's Christmas Market @ Weston Museum

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, look no further than Weston Museum.

Our courtyard will be full of local crafters and businesses, all selling something unique.

Visit our website for more information (westonmuseum.org)

If anyone is interested in having a stall, email Sophie Sanford (sophie.sanford@wsm-tc.gov.uk) for further information.

Current Stallholders:
– Stylish Canines Bakery and Boutique
– Kimi Design Decoupage
– Sue B Photography and Crafts
– Weston Museum Volunteers Fundraiser
– 2nd Time Around
– Vintage Tea Cups
– It’s A Bee Thing
– Elephant Cushions and African Crafts
– The Sugar-Candy Cart