Watch time-lapse video of mosaic being removed from Weston Museum

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 May 2016

The mosaic is lifted from the floor.

The mosaic is lifted from the floor.


It took two hours for a historic mosaic to be removed from the floor of Weston Museum – and this video shows all the hard work broken down into just one minute.

It is laid onto a bespoke pallet.It is laid onto a bespoke pallet.

The time-lapse video, taken by the A1 Camera Club and released by the Weston-super-Mare museum this week, shows the two conservators painstakingly lifting it out of the ground.

The object weighed three quarters of a tonne, and a bespoke pallet was created to transfer it out of the museum.

The mosaic, believed to date from 1897, has been removed as part of the refurbishment work at Weston Museum.

Click here to see how the museum looks now, before its makeover begins.

Money is still being raised for the museum’s refurbishment. Visit to donate by buying a wooden floor block to be inscribed with your name.

And you can track the progress by following the Mercury’s Pinterest account.

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