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
relic has been verified by experts, who say it is a decoration
found on the corners of a Roman coffin. This Elvis probably
dates back to about 200 AD about 1,750 years before the
birth of rockn'roll. But it could even date to 400 BC,
experts claim. It was part of one of the worlds most stunning
private collections of ancient art owned by an Australian collector,
The 'Elvis sculpture is 2nd Century AD and was estimated
to make £25,000 to £30,000 in auction in London
in October 2008. However someone got a bargain because it only
sold for $24,000!
is so great Looking at this face with its quiff, jaw and
nose, one is led to the thought that the human face, for all
is diversity and subtlety, has an ability to repeat itself.
ornament, called an acroterion, is carved in marble on the corner
of a sarcophagus dating from the second century AD.
It is not
just auction house staff who were taken aback by the bust
others were all shook up too.
As reported in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sun, NY Post
newspapers July 2008
Please note that this item is NOT in our Museum.
year old lady
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