to Spelthorne Museum
is invited. Always Free.
the Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed.
Latest update 14th July, 2020. This came in from the Museum
Committee for General Release.
Due to the current Corvid-19 restrictions Spelthorne Museum
will be closed until the Autumn.
As soon as we have a date for re-opening we look forward to
We thank our visitors and volunteers for their patience!
no actual talks can be presented due to the Covid Pandemic,
a couple of talks were presented via Zoom and recorded to add
to the website.
Here are the three that have been submitted to YouTube so far.
Just click on the link:
Story of Shepperton. By
in Old Postcards. By
NEW 17 September, 2020
in Old Photos. By Nick Pollard
check in regularly to see if there are any new talks listed.
We now have three new Exhibits on line for you to see. The latest one is being added today (August 7th 2020)and is about VJ Day.
to add more later. Enjoy!
Another online Exhibit
for VJ Day 75th Anniversary (August 2020)
site for those
is the mural that has been added to the side of the Museum on
It should attract visitors to the Museum
the 2020 Virtual AGM in July, the following members were elected
on to the Committee:
Chair - Sheila Montague
Vice-Chair - Mike Taylor
Treasurer - Julia Gibbs
Secretary/Editor - vacant
Committee - C Mitchell (Newsletter Editor, SPARCS), Sue
Rhodes, Sara Collins
Curator - Nick Pollard
Facilities Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Webmistress - Gloria
Store Manager - Jackie Browne (Co-opted)
Museum Mentor, SPARCS, Education Team - Rowena Ferneley
Julia Gibbs remains the Chair of the Trustees
News on the Museum reopening.
is re-opening on Monday 6th July, with certain restrictions.
The Museum is not opening just yet.
back here for further updates
Day 16th May
for exciting news that will be happening on Middlesex Day!
A new online Exhibit put together by Nick is now available
for V E Day
in Europe Day
until further notice
our latest pages featuring the Boards of this Exhibit online.
Year Anniversary of the Spelthorne Museum
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
A small example of one of the 3D photos
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.
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
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
Our talks are being suspended until the
present Coronavirus emergency is over
Our Latest Exhibit
until further notice
see our online version . Details at the top of the page
is invited. Always Free.
the Museum is re-opened this Exhibit will be located in the
Opening Times can be found HERE
Once Reopened out of hours group visits to the Museum can be
Also members can visit your group to give illustrated talks
on various local history subjects.
See 'Education' for further details
We have again revamped the website for the 40th Anniversary
of the Museum. 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.
We also have
NEW pages showing the Exhibits that are supposed to be in the
Thames Room, however they can be seen on here while we are closed,
due to the Coronavirus.
Story of Spelthorne Museum
Outer: 4,000 year old lady
Inner: Lino Design