What new galleries can you enjoy when Weston Museum re-opens?

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 January 2018

Barber Charlie Venn and Spencer Kelly, in a photo taken for the museum's exhibition. Picture: South West Heritage Trust and Boy Called Ben Photography.

Barber Charlie Venn and Spencer Kelly, in a photo taken for the museum's exhibition. Picture: South West Heritage Trust and Boy Called Ben Photography.

South West Heritage Trust and Boy Called Ben Photography

Weston Museum will re-open on Monday, with two new exhibitions.

The museum, in Burlington Street, closed on January 8 so two of its temporary gallery spaces could be changed.

The Making Weston Museum exhibit has been cleared away, and will be replaced by The Art Of Self Expression; Facial Hair And Tattoos Through The Ages.

It will feature historical and modern examples of facial hair and body art, using prison records, photographs and other weird and wonderful objects.

A photographer has also been out and about in Weston capturing pictures of some of the town’s faces in barber shops and tattoo parlours to feature among the range of beards, moustaches and body art on display.

Matt Hardy, the museum’s acting visitor services manager, said: “We are very excited to be opening up the museum to a new and diverse exhibition.

“This is a small taste of things to come with displays which look at national topics, alongside local interests.”

The community gallery, which featured a display about the Greek community, will also change to an exhibition about North Somerset BME (black and minority ethnic) Network.

The museum re-opens at 10am, and is free to visit every day.

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