In pictures: Weston Museum celebrates first birthday since revamp

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 September 2018

Cutting the the cake at Weston Museum's birthday party.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cutting the the cake at Weston Museum's birthday party. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Staff and volunteers at Weston Museum celebrated its first year of opening with a party at the weekend.

Cutting the the cake at Weston Museum's birthday party.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCutting the the cake at Weston Museum's birthday party. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The museum, in Burlington Street, reopened in August last year, following a £1.6million refurbishment.

Visitors on Sunday were treated to re-enactments and the opportunity to learn more about the museum’s regular events.

Families could also make mosaics, and enjoy a slice of a cake designed to look like the museum.

Since the museum’s revamp, its 31,000 visitors have enjoyed 3,200 cups of tea and eaten approximately 765 teacakes.

Activities at Weston Museum's birthday party.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONActivities at Weston Museum's birthday party. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A team of volunteers have given 3,330 hours of their time to support it.

The museum’s next big event will be its Big Dig on September 8 from 10am-5pm and September 9 from 10am-4pm.

Children can learn what it is like to dig for fossils and explore more about specimens discovered in Somerset.

Activities at Weston Museum's birthday party.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONActivities at Weston Museum's birthday party. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Activities at Weston Museum's birthday party.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONActivities at Weston Museum's birthday party. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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