A Review of Weston Museum in Weston-super-Mare!
Hey there and welcome lovelies. How’s January treating you? Sticking to your resolutions? To be honest it’s fine here. I welcome the normal routine as it really helps b feel settled. We all know where we are. How boring is that ey?!
January tends to be a quiet month for us. We haven’t got much on and we’re free to make ad-hoc weekend plans. I like that! So last weekend we decided to take a trip the newly refurbished Weston Museum. We did go on the opening day last year but (as expected) it was ram packed and we couldn’t be bothered to fight our way through.
So Sunday morning, 10am we rocked up. And it was dead. We had the whole place to ourselves for half an hour or so. Just to note, Sunday street parking near the museum is free. Perfect for a mooch into town too.
Today I’m sharing some of my photos from our visit. If you’re local and haven’t been then it’s def worth a visit. Especially with little ones. There are loads of hands-on, interactive displays for kids. It’s worth noting that there is a café there with a varied menu. We didn’t stay long enough to eat but B thought the cakes looked yummy!
They can dress up, touch the fossils and enjoy the play area!
Light and Airy Courtyard
The entrance is really bright and airy thanks to the magnificent glass roof. The main area below is the courtyard. This houses any events that run through the year. We’re quite excited as half term sees history week and there is literally loads going on!
The museum has been in Weston for ages but it underwent a two year refurbishment, finally opening last year. It’s free of charge to go in and you can leave a donation if you want to. In the main courtyard, there are loads of wooden blocks, engraved with names of people and businesses. It was great to recognise so many business names!
50,000 Objects on Display!
The museum collection contains around 50,000 individual objects! That’s loads! They all span many different eras, each telling the story of Weston and North Somerset. A lot of items have been donated too.
We were looking at these fossils below and B commented “Mummy, they collected a lot of numbers. Look, they found five!”
The collections include items from: archaeology; art; costume and textiles; geology; natural history; coins, medals, tourism memorabilia and featured items. The featured area changes regularly so it’s worth keeping an eye on the website to see what’s coming up.
Events for Kids
As I mentioned, I’m looking forward to taking B to history week during half term. They’ve got events on which focus on Vikings, Victorians, the Medieval Era and WW1 and WW2.
Attached to the museum (I think) is a little house called Clara’s House. You can have a little nose and look at the toys and trinkets on offer in the olden days. B wasn’t too impressed and wondered where the Transformers were!
Here’s B having a nose at the kitchen.
Overall we enjoyed a good hour mooching round the museum. Yes we could have stayed longer but B kept running off from one display to another. I’d like to go back and have a good nose on my own!
If you’re in Weston and want to learn a bit about it’s history then the Weston Museum is absolutely worth a visit!