of the Museum
There is a new book
out now that is a collection of the 5 booklets published during the
Centenial of WW1 (2014 - 2018), and the 1st World War Exhibit (on now). 110 pages. £10 + p&p. See shop page.
site for those
Some of our Volunteers
Education Team - dressing up!
Pictures children drew after attending a talk
at the Museum
Thank you to all of our Volunteers for
working so tirelessly to keep the Museum running smoothly.
Wednesday, June 12th 2019: Just to let you know that the whole Museum is temporarily
closed right now due to the roof in the Library caving in close to the entrance.
Update: June 19th 2019: Due to the work not being finished on the roof, because of all of the rain, the Spelthorne Museum will stay
closed today (Wednesday) and tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience. More news as I get it.
Please see our
latest event below.
There will be no more talks
until later in the year.
Our Latest Exhibit
Changing Face of Staines High Street
Open: Saturday, January
12th to Sunday, June 30th
invited. Always Free.
This Exhibit is located
in the Thames Room of the Museum. Opening Times can be found HERE
At the May 2019 AGM the
following members were elected on to the Committee:
Chair - Pam Cole
Vice-Chair - Sheila Montague
Treasurer - Julia Gibbs
Secretary/Editor - To be found
Committee - D. Hallé, C Mitchell, M Taylor
Volunteer Representative/Web-master - G Hazell
Museum Mentor - R Ferneley
Curator - Nick Pollard
and Local History Group
SALHG are the trustees
of Spelthorne Museum. By becoming a member you can enjoy previews of museum
exhibitions, social events and have the opportunity to help in the work
of the museum.
During winter months
there are talks on archaeological or social history items. A quarterly
newsletter keeps members up to date.
Members of SALHG receive
a quarterly magazine called 'The Museum' which contains museum news, forthcoming
events and articles written by members.
The SALHG Board members after receiving
the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2016
Left side: Rowena (SPARKS), Sheila, Nick, Pam,
Right side: Peter, Jenny (Secretary), Christine (SPARCS), Julia (Chair),
Jackie (Curator), Gloria (Vol Co-ordinator/ Website Manager). Missing
from photo Derick, Sue,
Out of hours group
visits to the Museum can be arranged.
Also members can visit your
group to give illustrated talks on various local history subjects.
for further details
is divided into two rooms. The Elmsleigh Room is opened by Staines
Library staff and has the history of Spelthorne from the Ice Age to Modern
Times. To provide visitors with something different there are two display
areas which are changed frequently.
Window on Spelthorne
Is a small display case near the Fire Exit and changes roughly every month.
Big Blue Board
The second area in the Elmsleigh Room to have a varying subject is a display
board (sadly called 'The Big Blue Board', because that is what it is!).
Temporary Exhibition Area
The second of Spelthorne Museum's two rooms is the Thames Room.
This is opened when volunteers are on duty and as well as further displays
and the Museum Shop it has the Temporary Exhibition area. The Museum aims
to have two temporary exhibitions a year. The Thames Room is open Wednesdays
and Fridays 2pm - 4pm and Saturdays 1:30pm - 4:30pm (First Saturday of
the month only is early opening at 11 am)
We have just revamped the website
adding some brand new pages, do please take a look at the Queen's
Award page, the Accessibility
page, the photos of Staines
page and the Lino page. There
is also a map page showing how
to get to us, people are always saying to us that they didn't know that
we are located through the Library, on the map page we show photos of
our building related to everywhere else around us.