Weston Museum
Weston Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Celebrating the history of Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas. Weston Museum is open 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. At Weston Museum not only can you can explore inspiring galleries that will ignite your curiosity, we also create events to make memories for years to come. We believe that a Museum isn’t a collection of old artefacts, it is the identity of our town. Understanding our history plays a key role in improving our future. Here at Weston Museum, we don’t just recall life, we live it. We are the makers of memories from big events such as weddings, to the care from our volunteers to the education of children, and the home of new friendships over a coffee in Clara’s cafe. We all are Weston Museum, the sum total of ‘our town’.
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  • JuneBug1939
    Weston super Mare, United Kingdom4,575 contributions
    I miss the treasures!
    Sadly, all the interesting historical stuff has been taken from downstairs. So there is plenty of room for various events, displays etc. at the moment there is a photographic exhibition of wildlife until mid-February. On the day I visited there was a sort of book fair in the lecture room, mostly ancient books/maps etc. Quite a few people browsing which is good. Also quite a few people having lunch, which is also good. But these days the museum isn't one of my favourite places because I miss the treasures!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 22 January 2023
  • Pretlove
    10 contributions
    Weston-super-Mare Museum
    More street signage would help to find it, but persevere as it it is worth the effort. We were met with a warm, informative welcome. The Myths and Legends exhibition is interesting and well done as are the upstairs galleries. The 1900s cottage felt a little like a work still in progress. There’s a lovely downstairs space perfect for eating cake and chilling. A little hidden gem and it’s free!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • JuneBug1939
    Weston super Mare, United Kingdom4,575 contributions
    Dr Who Exhibition
    We came to see the Dr Who exhibition - we are great fans of the BBC programme ever since it began in the early 50s. The display covered every actor who has played the part of Dr Who through the years. My favourite was always Tom Baker with his very long scarf! There is a Cyberman guarding the entrance - we had our photos taken with it! Weston Museum also has a very nice cafe where we had lunch - toasted panini, salad and crisps. Lovely cups of tea, too! The exhibition is on until lqte January 2024. Go see it!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
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Pamela S
Bristol, UK161 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I had some spare time in Weston so used my phone to find the museum. It's a bit off the beaten but we'll worth the effort. It's more modern, larger and better than I'd expected. Upstairs the new displays tell the story of the area . Downstairs there's a cafe, temporary display area and access to Clara's cottage. Friendly and enthusiastic staff.
Written 7 December 2023
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JuneBug1939
Weston super Mare, UK4,575 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We came to see the Dr Who exhibition - we are great fans of the BBC programme ever since it began in the early 50s. The display covered every actor who has played the part of Dr Who through the years. My favourite was always Tom Baker with his very long scarf! There is a Cyberman guarding the entrance - we had our photos taken with it! Weston Museum also has a very nice cafe where we had lunch - toasted panini, salad and crisps. Lovely cups of tea, too! The exhibition is on until lqte January 2024. Go see it!
Written 19 November 2023
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Ladyyy2013
Grantham, UK223 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Lovely museum.
We went for the Doctor Who exhibition.
We stayed for the rest of the museum.
Staff are really friendly.
Staff are really helpful.
There is also a café and a gift shop.
Written 7 November 2023
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ChristopherH2112
Henley in Arden, UK18 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great little museum, exhibits uncluttered and very clearly labelled.
Lovely welcoming and friendly staff.
Nice visit rounded off with refreshments from the cafe!
Written 4 November 2023
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Diane W
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We went to the Museum for the Dr Who art exhibition which was great and even better free to visit! Its a lovely museum with a super reasonable priced cafe. Well worth a visit if you are in the area!
Written 2 November 2023
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Getaway22471
Bristol, UK5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lovely little museum, with lots to see. Great atmosphere and plenty of visitors. People seemed to meet there to do crafts etc or just have food and drink. We had a lovely cup of coffee on arrival. looked around and then stayed for lunch. The best panini I have ever had, light and crispy. I asked about it and was told that everything is sourced locally. The staff are so friendly and helpful.
Written 31 October 2023
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Daisy Leechelle
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Last week, I was swinging my cat around and sprained my shoulder. I ended up popping into A&E and had to miss a days work waitressing. This meant, however, that I now had a free day to do non arm-related activities. I elected to go to Weston Museum, and since I was on my own nobody discouraged me from doing so.

Upon arrival, I was greeted with friendly smiles and an enticing declaration of 'free entry' which is always bloody marvellous for a student. The lovely ladies took very good care of me as I plonked myself down in "Claras Café" for a grand bowl of Carrot & Coriander soup with bread, as they very kindly buttered it for me once they realised I was all slung-up. They also brought me over some nice cool water and asked if I doing okay with my arm & a delicious 60p babycino. I did not catch their names but they were all wonderful.

After finishing up my chapter of the very cheery Bell Jar & scraping the remains of my soup with some effort, I progressed through the museum itself to find such delights. I won't spoil them all for you, however I will say that Clara's Cottage (not to be confused with her café) is not to be missed- very homely and interesting. There is also an excellent laughing doll on the first floor which is incredibly amusing when fed 20p.

Overall, my terrible start to the day was made infinitely better by my little (free- aside from soup which was £4.50 and great temperature... god that was good soup) trip to Weston Museum. It was my first time re-visiting since I was a small girl, and not much has changed- which is everything you'd hope for in a museum.
Written 7 September 2023
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Pretlove
10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
More street signage would help to find it, but persevere as it it is worth the effort. We were met with a warm, informative welcome. The Myths and Legends exhibition is interesting and well done as are the upstairs galleries. The 1900s cottage felt a little like a work still in progress. There’s a lovely downstairs space perfect for eating cake and chilling. A little hidden gem and it’s free!
Written 24 August 2023
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Nos Nevert
Cheshire, UK54 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Just spent a lovely hour or so at the museum with my family. Only a short walk from the seafront and definitely worth it. Although quite small, there are lots of fun exhibits to see as you follow the story of how the town was developed and the impact of tourism and stories of people that live in Weston. Very well maintained museum and the cafe is excellent with such friendly service.
Written 4 August 2023
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robert t
Cardiff, UK4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Found the museum on my Google maps after picking up a leaflet were I was staying, when we aventualy found the museum and when in we was confronted by this woman right in my face just inches from my face saying can I help you I said we came to visit the museum she said there is a private function going on and didn't I see the sign outside I said no I was looking on my phone to find the museum she said you got to leave in you can't come in I said can't we go the the cafe she said no and all the time right in my face and extremely bad attitude problem the way she was acting like a bouncer at a nightclub on a Saturday night totally out of order , this is a free public museum, what a total discrace, I would advise people not to go there .
Written 17 July 2023
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Weston Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00