Weston Town Museum

Date Published: 18th January 2023

Tucked down a side street between the Boulevard and Meadow Street, Weston Museum is housed in the town’s former Gas Company workshops, with stunning glass roofs and views across a cobbled courtyard. 

Spacious galleries soak up Weston’s fascinating story, with collections containing intriguing objects from the Stone Age right up to the present. In addition to the permanent collections the museum also hosts events and exhibitions that you would normally expect to see in a city, but this time with free entry. For instance, there’s the last chance to visit the stunning Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, at Weston Museum until February 8. 

As well as large exhibitions, the museum also supports community ventures. Until March 4, there is an exhibition about the Holly Hedge animal sanctuary, an independent charity based in Barrow Gurney. This museum really is a hidden gem, with something for everyone. 

Image courtesy Weston Museum. Article Somerset Life magazine.