Groves advert showing the new building c.1904

Weymouth Museum reopens for the 2016 season

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We reopened on 23 March and we’ve added an extra opening day to our schedule. You can now visit the museum from Wednesday to Saturday, between 10.30am and 4pm.

If you came to see us last year, you’ll see that plenty has changed for the new season. Our volunteers have been hard at work to give you something new to enjoy.

For the 2016 season we’ve added a display which charts the story in pictures and objects of the two breweries that stood side by side in Hope Square, namely Devenish and Groves.

For much of their history they were deadly rivals. The Devenish family first took over their brewery in 1824 and the Groves family acquired theirs, next door, in 1840. They continued to brew in the square until well into the 20th century.

In 1960 Devenish took over Groves. Brewing came to an end in the united company in November 1985.  The buildings eventually became the tourist attraction we know as Brewers Quay and have housed Weymouth Museum since 1990.

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