Weston Museum re-opens its doors

 

Weston Museum is re-opening its doors once again after being closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. From 13th August 2020, the popular venue located in Burlington Street, will be open to the public each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12pm until 4pm.

Over time, the museum hopes to be able to extend these opening hours, to provide the people of Weston-super-Mare and its visitors more opportunity to experience everything the venue has to offer.

Whilst the museum cannot currently hold indoor events, it will continue to provide a host of free activities online for the whole family to enjoy. A new website for the Museum is also being launched at www.westonmuseum.org, which will carry all the latest information.

Despite the current restrictions in place, visitors will still be able to enjoy coffee and cake from Clara’s Café and browse the unique range of gifts in the Museum shop.

“We cannot wait to open our doors again and welcome back the community of Weston-super-Mare and its visitors. Our top priority is the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. As a result, a series of safety measures will be in place.”

Matt Hardy, Visitor Services Manager.

 

“This has been a challenging few months for employees and volunteers. Weston Museum is not merely bones and dust from past centuries but is a living attraction allowing local people, children, students and visitors to interact with our town’s fascinating story. During lockdown we haven’t been resting on our laurels but have taken the opportunity to proceed with the next phase of gallery extension work as our museum continues to expand. It will be a real pleasure welcoming visitors back to this people’s museum, albeit within healthy guidelines”.

Cllr John Crockford-Hawley

Chairman Heritage Arts & Culture Committee Weston Town Council

 

Weston Museum is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Coastal Revival