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Weston-Super-Mare Museum, Weston super Mare
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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, seaside holidays, costume and domestic life.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.The museum ran an exhibition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual history in the South West during May 2008.In August 2008, the museum added the Grand Pier exhibition, telling viewers about the fire.
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  • This museum is closed for radical refurbishment but I'd just like to report that I poked my head round the double doors and saw that it had been completely gutted inside and the workmen and architects...  more »
  • What a joy to visit this great local attraction. Really well laid out and informative. The ladies in the shop are very friendly and welcoming 
  • This is a fantastic museum that shows all the history of the town. It will really make you appreciate the town for it's interesting stories and what's happened in the past. 
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  • Absolutely Brilliant, we spent a few hours there, so much to see, very educational, great fun for young and older folks. It is well worth the cost of going in, and the cottage is a delight. It was also a bit emotional, especially with the remembrance of those we have lost to war. I highly recommend a visit. The staff are very welcoming, and helpful.
  • Great little museum, very reasonably priced with very friendly and helpful staff. Displays are looking a little tired and dated, but packed full of information including Social History, Industrial History, Natural History and Archaeology of the area. Plenty to do for younger children, with dressing up, crafts, puzzles, games and role-play in all the galleries, and a free trail from reception.
  • Cheap enterance fee at £360 for an adult. Informative displays. quiet cafe to relax in. An enjoyable experience.
  • Its a great day out in Weston and has really improved over the last year - keep an eye out for the event weeks as they are great fun
  • This is a very good small museum. Very interesting and packed full of things. Children are welcome and there is a lot for them to do and see.