Weston Museum


Welcome to the Weston Museum. Our purpose is to tell the fascinating story of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area from 400 million years ago to the present day.

Weston Museum celebrates the history of Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas from prehistoric times to the present day using the distinctive historic building, the former Weston Gas Light Company, which houses the diverse museum collection of North Somerset Council.



The shop

The North Somerset Council museum collection contains around 50,000 individual objects. Together they tell the story of Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas from prehistoric times to the present day. The collection divides into the following areas: archaeology; art; costume and textiles; geology; natural history; coins, tokens and medals; and social history.

Our family-friendly museum caters for all ages and through inspiration, learning and enjoyment you can explore our galleries to understand your past and ask questions about the present and future.

Event at the Weston Museum

Weston Museum is open from 10am – 5pm. You can see a range of exhibitions and artifacts ranging from Pre-Historic to Victorian and Modern Times.

Weston Museum reopened on Saturday August 26th 2017 following a huge Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment with brand new facilities and displays. But the work doesn’t stop there; plans are already developing to apply for a second round of funding for Phase 2 of the project.

An audience for BBC Radio 4 live broadcast

Updates will be posted regularly on the Museum website so please click here to keep up to date.

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Clara’s café.

Clara’s café is situated in the heart of Weston museum and has stunning views across the glass roofed courtyard, it is a safe and welcoming environment and is fully accessible and disabled friendly.

Clara’s café is able to provide in-house catering in relation to functions and events that are booked through the museum where they have a varied function menu to cater for all budgets and dietary considerations e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, vegan.
In the evenings they cater for evening events and have an alcohol licence.
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Weston Museum Grand Opening 
Below are images from Weston Museum Grand Opening 26th August 2017.

Speeches were made by Councillor John Crockford-Hawley (Chairman of the Museum and Heritage Sub-Committee), the Mayor Councillor Jos Holder and ‘William Mable’ – the founder of the original museum, who also cut the ribbon for us.