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
Not Yet Shown in the Museum
Staines Municipal Baths Sign
Baths in Staines were located in Bridge Street, I just
remember seeing the Green sign, although I didn't realise
it until I saw the sign. When I think of the Baths I think
of green, it wasn't until I saw the sign I saw why.
building of the first public baths stems back to an 1844
movement called the Association for Promoting Cleanliness
Among the Poor, which aimed to provide washing facilities
for those members of the poorer working classes
who did not have access to them in their homes. The first
three buildings were erected over the next two years,
one in the City (Glasshouse Yard Baths), another at Goulston
Square in Whitechapel and a final one at George St in
also brought the passing of the Public Baths and Wash
Houses Act and then, in 1852, Baths and Washhouses for
the Labouring Classes, which aimed: To promote the
health and cleanliness of the working classes, and as
a necessary consequence, improve their social condition
and raise their moral tone, thereby, tendering them more
accessible to and better fitted to receive religious and
secular training. This act gave local authorities
the power to commission public baths in their own boroughs,
although few councils chose to do this.
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