to Spelthorne Museum
is invited. Always Free.
Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits
on line for you to see though. Enjoy!
site for those
BBC 'Your Paintings' Project
2013 one of our exhibits in the Museum was linked to the BBC
'Your Paintings' project which aimed to put online all the oil
painting recorded digitally for the National Art Catalogue of
public collections. It launched on February 8th. Spelthorne
Museum had several paintings recorded, and they now appear online
along with 212,000 others.
The Museum did put a couple of our paintings, as seen on the
website, on show in the display case in the Thames Room (in
the middle of the Famous People of Spelthorne exhibition). There
were colouring cards etc for children as well.
BBC did Projections across the UK and Big Canvas Art Activities
that were on local BBC News. Various famous faces also created
their own 'Your Paintings Collections' online including
Spelthorne Museum Collection paintings are shown below in a
small size with a link to the BBC website for each painting.
On that page you can click on the painting and it will be shown
to you in a much larger size.
Museum Acquires Important Painting of Staines'
Museum, Staines, has acquired at auction an important local
painting, Staines with St. Marys Church by
Edward H. Niemann. The large oil painting, which dates from
c1880, shows the Thames at Staines with St. Marys Church,
and was purchased for the museum with the generous assistance
of the Art Fund.
spokesman Nick Pollard commented This painting is an important
addition to our collection and forms a valuable record of the
riverside at Staines, when it still had a rural aspect. It will
be the centrepiece of future exhibitions of views of the riverside
in Spelthorne. We are extremely grateful to the Art Fund for
enabling us to purchase this painting, which otherwise would
have been beyond our resources. Niemann was well known
in the mid Victorian period for his views of the English countryside
and along the Thames in particular, and this is the first of
his work to be owned by the museum. It is now on display in
the Thames Room at the museum.
museum also acquired several other paintings, prints and other
items relating to the Boroughs history at the same auction,
for which it will be seeking sponsorship.
Donation From the Rotary Club, Staines
a painting of the Market Square at Christmas in the 1960's.
It was used for a Christmas card in the 70's. The Rotary Club
donated it to the Museum in 2014.
Artist Mary Stella Edwards
do have art work by Mary Stella Edwards, in our Storage area.
We hope to put an exhibit on of her works and work from other
artists in the near future. Keep checking in to see more news
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