Weston-super-Mare Museum

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Weston-super-Mare Museum
Weston-super-Mare Museum is located in Somerset
Weston-super-Mare Museum
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Location Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°20′55″N 2°58′12″W / 51.3485°N 2.9700°W / 51.3485; -2.9700
Website Museum web site

The Weston-super-Mare Museum is a museum in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England. The museum, which charges a fee for entry, details the history of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area from pre-historic times up to the present day.

The collection includes archaeological exhibits, including those from Worlebury Camp an Iron Age hill fort. Social history is also covered with a particular focus on local industries including Royal Potteries in the town,[1] seaside holidays, costume and domestic life.[2]

There are also replicas of a 19th century chemist shop, and exhibits which explores life on the Home Front for the people of North Somerset during the Second World War, from air-raids to vegetable plots, and secret weapons developed on Birnbeck Island.[3]

The museum ran an exhibition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual history in the South West during May 2008.[4]

In August 2008, the museum added the Grand Pier exhibition, telling viewers about the fire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Somerset Museum". Culture 24. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Galleries". North Somerset Museum. North Somerset Council. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  3. ^ "North Somerset Museum". Visit Somerset. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  4. ^ LGBT History Month at the North Somerset Museum

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