Weston Museum goes for a spin

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 September 2013

Tina Bishop with town Clerk Malcom Nicholson

Tina Bishop with town Clerk Malcom Nicholson


FROM tandems to tricycles filling Weston Museum, its latest exhibition tells the story of cycling in Somerset from the 1800s to the present day.

Adam Brown and Amal Khreisheh.Adam Brown and Amal Khreisheh.

The Going For A Spin show, which is now open, allows visitors to explore the stories behind the bicycles and the people who made, decorated and rode them.

Showcasing penny-farthings, tricycles, tandems and more, the exhibition explores the development of the bicycle from its stranger earlier forms to its modern shapes.

The story of cycling is illustrated with examples from the North Somerset and Somerset County Council collections. The exhibition also highlights Somerset cycling clubs and a history of cycling clothing. The free exhibition will run until November 24 and the museum in Burlington Street is open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

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