site for those
on Monday 5th February for the Elmsleigh Room and Wednesday 7th February
for the Thames Room.
Our new Exhibit
will be open from February 17th.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Some of our Volunteers
Education Team - dressing up!
Pictures children drew after attending a talk
at the Museum
Spelthorne Museum needs Volunteers
Can you spare 2-3 hours a month? Interested
in the Spelthorne history? Like the Romans? Happy to talk with people?
Over 18? Then maybe you would enjoy being one of our Volunteers. No experience
necessary training is given.
a monthly newletter called 'Treasures' to keep them up-to-date with what
is happening at the museum and locally.
Our wonderful Volunteers
won the Queen's Award for
Voluntary Service, in June 2016, for up to 36 years of dedication
to the Spelthorne Museum. All are very proud of that accolade.
Won't you join us?
We hope you enjoy your visit with us today
Please see the
update in the left hand column.
Our next talk:
1st March, 2018
'Thomas Holloway's College'
by Richard Williams
Methodist Church, Staines
All talks commence at 8 pm.
Free to Members, £2 non-members.
will be opened at 2 pm on the 17th February by MP Kwasi Kwarteng.
invited. Always Free.
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.
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)
of the Museum