Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Weston Museum tells the fascinating story of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area from 400 million years ago to the present day.

The 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 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.

Don’t Miss!

An original Victorian Punch and Judy puppet set which would have been used to entertain children and adults on the seafront.


Burlington Street
North Somerset
BS23 1PR


01934 621028




Entry is free, but donations are welcome

Opening Times

Open all year


  • Activity trails
  • Café
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hearing loop
  • Limited disabled access
  • Wheelchair on site


  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Costume
  • Geology
  • Military
  • Natural history
  • Social history
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • Bronze Age
  • Iron Age
  • Anglo-Saxon
  • Norman
  • Roman
  • Victorian
  • Edwardian
  • 20th Century
  • Contemporary