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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Frederick Walton
Linoleum was invented by Surrey’s Frederick Walton in 1860. Walton then took over a mustard mill in Staines in 1867 to manufacture this highly durable floor covering made from combined renewable materials. Staines Linoleum Company, became an industry which achieved worldwide success over many years.


Frederick Walton with the Lino buildings behind him

The Linoleum Factory is located in a triangle from the red dot to the right, across by the railway line and behind the High Street back to the red dot. It was a massive place and I remember when I was a kid in the 50's going to picnics and sports days in their own sports fields. Also there were parties for kids at Christmas every year, with Father Christmas giving every child a present. My Dad worked there for many years, as did many other local people.

Staines linoleum was exported throughout the world, including the Titanic (left) and other ships and was a major industry and source of employment for the area up until the 1960s.

A sculpture in Staines High Street depicting men who worked at the Lino.

Various Lino Designs

The patent that was on every roll of Lino. Shown in the Spelthorne Museum.

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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