Margaret Weston

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Dame Margaret Kate Weston, DBE, FMA (born 7 March 1926) was the Director of the Science Museum, London, UK.[1]


Margaret Weston was born in Oakridge, Gloucestershire, the daughter of a headmaster[2] and educated at Stroud High School.

Margaret Weston spent much of her life at the Science Museum in London, rising to Director at the end of her career from 1973 to 1986, succeeding Sir David Follett. She was instrumental in establishing the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (now the National Media Museum) in Bradford during the early 1980s. In 1984 she was invited to deliver the MacMillan Memorial Lecture to the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. She chose the subject 'The Science Museum and Change - Over the last Thirty Years'. She is the Patron of the Heritage Railways Association


Margaret Weston was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). She is also a Fellow of the Museums Association (FMA).



Cultural offices
Preceded by
Sir David Follett
Director of the Science Museum
Succeeded by
Sir Neil Cossons