Fresh ideas welcomed at museum

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 July 2011

(click on image for larger view)Museum sign  Burringham street Weston.

(click on image for larger view)Museum sign Burringham street Weston.

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COMMERCIAL stalls selling local produce could be one of many new ideas put into force at Weston Museum

Having been handed over to Weston Town Council earlier this year, the facility’s manager Patrick Joel has said he is open to introducing fresh ideas at the Burlington Street attraction.

Using street art to advertise the museum is another option, while Mr Joel says a new audio tour of the Milton Road cemetery is now available for free from the facility, the funding for which came from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Mr Joel said: “We would be interested in hearing about any ideas anyone might have in order to promote the cultural riches of the town.”

One scheme would be allowing small local businesses to set up stalls in the museum’s courtyard in order to bring in more business for them and increase footfall to the attraction.

Mr Joel added that he was also considering different ways of directing new visitors to the museum.

An exhibition of ceramics, sculpture, prints and other artwork by first year students of the foundation degree in applied art and design at Weston College will take place from today (Thurs) to Wednesday.

Anyone with ideas to contribute should contact Mr Joel by phoning the museum, or emailing museum@wsm-tc.gov.uk

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