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SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

Phone: 01784 461 804
Email: staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

April 3rd 2020

You can now see our latest exhibit online.
40 Year Anniversary of the Spelthorne Museum

Keep watching for details of some of our older exhibits that will soon be online

 

 

 

Photos 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.



Our site for those
Pages for those who are visually impaired
visually impaired


have a closer look at items in the Museum

Whats on page

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

home page
contact page
Exhibits page
History page
Members page
Talks page
Notices page
Opening Times Page
Shop page
Education Team page
News page
SPARCS page
Links page
Art page link

Accredited  Museum  Sign

Queens Award for Voluntary Service
previous Exhibit
Accessibility
new acquisitions
news from old papers
Items in Storage
Interesting Items
map

Some of our Volunteers



Education Team - dressing up!



Pictures children drew after attending a talk at the Museum


Welcome to Spelthorne Museum

 

April 3rd, 2020:
During the Covid 19 close down of many interesting places, are you looking for some home schooling history resources? Perhaps you are interested in the heritage of Spelthorne and the Roman origin of Staines. You can now explore some of our museum collection in full 3D and investigate objects from any angle at: https://sketchfab.com/spelthornemuseum


A small example of one of the 3D photos

Here you can investigate what people ate and how food was prepared and stored, understand Roman building materials and look at Roman funerary practices. There is also a fake and some dodgy restoration to find! My favourite model is the fragment of painted wall plaster. It is a very modest piece but tells us how the Roman plasterer and painter went about their work. What is your favourite model? Leave us a ‘like’ or a comment to let us know what you think.




21st March, 2020: CORONAVIRUS: Latest news - As expected Staines Library has now closed down for the duration, and so that means that our Museum is fully closed now, both the Thames Room and the Elmsleigh Room. Keep watching for any updates both on here and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/190760607732257/)
Thanks for your continued support. Stay safe.

17th March 2020: CORONAVIRUS: SPELTHORNE MUSEUM

IN THE LIGHT OF GOVERNMENT ADVICE, THE THAMES ROOM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND OUR VOLUNTEERS, SADLY OUR MEETINGS, PUBLIC TALKS AND ACTIVITY DAYS ARE ALSO SUSPENDED FOR THE TIME BEING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
The Trustees of Spelthorne Museum 17.3.2020



Latest Talk

Our talks are being suspended until the present Coronavirus emergency is over


Our Latest Exhibit

Closed until further notice

Please check our latest pages featuring the Boards of this Exhibit online.
link below.

40 Year Anniversary of the Spelthorne Museum


Everyone is invited. Always Free.

This Exhibit is located in the Thames Room of the Museum. Opening Times can be found HERE

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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 - D Woolley
Committee - D. Hallé, C Mitchell, M Taylor
Volunteer Representative/Web-master - G Hazell
Museum Mentor - R Ferneley
Curator - Nick Pollard


Spelthorne Archaeology 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,



Remember
Out of hours group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
No groups being accepted while the emergency is on.
Also members can visit your group to give illustrated talks on various local history subjects.
See 'Education' for further details

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Spelthorne Museum 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.

The Elmsleigh Room is closed due to Coronavirus

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

Thames room closed until further notice.
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.

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Facebook link
Accredited Museum

Page Backgrounds:
Outer: Blue Linoleum
Inner: Part of Roman child's feeding bottle

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