40th Year Anniversary
of the

4000 year old woman
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

Phone: 01784 461 804

Email: staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk


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Welcome to Spelthorne Museum

Everyone is invited. Always Free.

During the Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits on line for you to see though. Enjoy!

40th Anniversary of Spelthorne Museum (5 pages)
Victory in Europe Day (5 pages)

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Items Not Yet Shown in the Museum

Staines Municipal Baths Sign

The 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.

The 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 St. Pancras.

1846 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 arranged.
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.

The Story of Spelthorne Museum

V.E. Day

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