North Somerset Museum

Coordinates: 51°20′55″N 2°58′12″W / 51.3485°N 2.9700°W / 51.3485; -2.9700

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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