Weston Museum planning birthday party to celebrate a year since reopening

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:27 14 August 2018

William and Alastair with John Cosh of the Ermine Street Guard during Romans Day at Weston Museum History Week.

William and Alastair with John Cosh of the Ermine Street Guard during Romans Day at Weston Museum History Week.

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A birthday party will be held at Weston Museum to mark its first year of opening.

The museum, in Burlington Street, opened in August last year after a £1.6million refurbishment project was completed.

Since then, it has welcomed 31,000 visitors, served about 3,200 cups of tea and fed them approximately 765 teacakes.

A team of volunteers have given 3,300 hours of their time to support it.

Visitor services manager Matthew Hardy said: “It has been a brilliant first year.

“We have overcome many challenges and we are proud of what has been achieved so far.

“Weston Museum is the hidden gem of Weston and is a space where the whole community can not only learn about their heritage, but also come together and enjoy the beautiful space.”

The museum will hold a party on August 26, from 10am-5pm, where there will be cake, party games, and a chance to learn more about the museum.

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