40th Year Anniversary
of the

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

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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 three new Exhibits on line for you to see though. Enjoy!

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

Another online Exhibit for VJ Day 75th Anniversary (August 2020)

VJ DAY (2 pages)

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Our New Exhibit
Closed until further notice

Please see the online exhibit links shown above

This Exhibit is located in the Thames Room of the Museum. Opening Times can be found HERE


The Museum is devoted to the history of Spelthorne, which includes Ashford, Laleham, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell and Sunbury and is the only establishment of this kind in the Borough. The archaeology collection is one of major importance in Surrey. The Museum has many permanent and temporary displays including:


Prehistoric Spelthorne

Woolly Mammoths in Staines! Ice Age mammoth teeth and tusks found during local gravel extraction.

Interior of Museum: Mammoth Display
Mammoth Tooth close up

Roman Staines
The Roman town of Ad Pontes was of strategic importance as it was located at the only crossing point of the River Thames upstream from London on the road to Silchester. Much Roman material has been, and is still, found in the Borough, particularly in the Staines area. Spelthorne Museum holds the second largest collection of Roman material in Surrey. On display is a selection of Roman artefacts ranging from roof tiles to a baby's feeding bottle. There is a reconstruction of a Roman shop (located in the Thames Room) and a model of how the town might have looked.

Interior of Museum: Some of the many finds from the Roman town of Ad Pontes (Staines)
and the surrounding area.

The London Stone

The London Stone, dating from 1285, which used to mark the jurisdiction of the City of London over the Thames as far as Staines

Interior of Museum: The London Stone

Located in the Thames Room

Since the Museum was formally located in the Old Fire Station our pride of place in the new museum goes to the 1738 Staines Parish Fire Engine made by Richard Newsham of London.

Interior of Museum: 1738 hand pumped fire engine from Staines

The Courage Building Model

In 2014 we were donated a model of the old Courage Building which is currently being pulled down and remodelled in Bridge Street, Staines. Other items about the building and Courage have been added to the display. This has been updated recently

The model of the Courage building that was in Bridge Street, Staines.

Victorian Kitchen
Located in the Thames Room

Staines developed rapidly during Victorian times and this display represents a part of a kitchen in a small house or cottage. The focal point would have been a coal or coke-burning range, which provided both heat and cooking facilities. Other items include a washing tub and dolly and a mangle, most of the items have a local connection.

Victorian Kitchen exhibit

4,000 year old woman model

4,000 year old woman found in Shepperton

Frederick Walton, the founder of the Lino (Thames Room)


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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Outer: 4,000 year old lady
Inner: Lino Design

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