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
Linoleum was invented by Surreys
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.
Walton with the Lino buildings behind him
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
sculpture in Staines High Street depicting men who worked
at the Lino.
patent that was on every roll of Lino. Shown in the Spelthorne
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