Remembering former Brooklands Museum Trustee Dame Margaret Weston

01 February 2021

We are saddened to announce that former Brooklands Museum Trustee, Dame Margaret Weston, recently passed away.

Dame Margaret was a Founding Trustee of the Museum from 1987 to November 2001.  Dame Margaret was the first woman to be appointed Director of the Science Museum and was a pioneering leader.  

As a Founding Trustee, Dame Margaret gave great support and inspiration in the early years when the Museum was being built. She was an advocate of females in senior positions, and the opportunity to support Brooklands Museum's first female director, Morag Barton, attracted her to the role. 

Ann Watson said:

"Dame Margaret was a wonderful lady. I remember her arriving for meetings at the Museum, and she would bustle in - she was quite a short lady but always smartly dressed. She definitely made an impact here."

Margaret became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979; a Fellow of the Museums Association in 1984 and in 2018 she was made a Fellow of the Science Museum.

For more information on Dame Margaret Weston's work read her obituary online here.


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