April 3rd, 2020:
During the Covid 19 close down of many interesting
places, are you looking for some home schooling history resources?
Perhaps you are interested in the heritage of Spelthorne and the Roman
origin of Staines. You can now explore some of our museum collection
in full 3D and investigate objects from any angle at:
A small example of one of the
Here you can investigate what
people ate and how food was prepared and stored, understand Roman
building materials and look at Roman funerary practices. There is
also a fake and some dodgy restoration to find! My favourite model
is the fragment of painted wall plaster. It is a very modest piece
but tells us how the Roman plasterer and painter went about their
work. What is your favourite model? Leave us a like or
a comment to let us know what you think.
March, 2020: CORONAVIRUS:
Latest news - As expected Staines Library has now closed down for
the duration, and so that means that our Museum is fully closed now,
both the Thames Room and the Elmsleigh Room. Keep watching for any
updates both on here and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/190760607732257/)
Thanks for your continued support. Stay safe.
17th March 2020: CORONAVIRUS: SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
IN THE LIGHT OF GOVERNMENT ADVICE, THE THAMES ROOM WILL BE CLOSED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND OUR VOLUNTEERS, SADLY
OUR MEETINGS, PUBLIC TALKS AND ACTIVITY DAYS ARE ALSO SUSPENDED FOR
THE TIME BEING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU
The Trustees of Spelthorne Museum 17.3.2020
All talks are
suspended until the Coronavirus emergency is over
closed until further notice
Please see the online exhibit by
clicking on the poster below
Saturday 19th October,
at Staines Methodist Church, Thames Street
Julia with the Mayor at the above event
At the May 2019
AGM the following members were elected on to the Committee:
Chair - Pam Cole
Vice-Chair - Sheila Montague
Treasurer - Julia Gibbs
Secretary/Editor - D Woolley
Committee - D. Hallé, C Mitchell, M Taylor
Volunteer Representative/Web-master - G Hazell
Museum Mentor - R Ferneley
Curator - Nick Pollard
June 2nd, 2016
Look at what
we won in 2016!
Museum Press Release:
Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2016
Spelthorne Museum volunteers, based in Staines, have been recognised
with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for 2016
The volunteers who run Spelthorne Museum have been honoured with the
Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary
group can receive in the UK.
Spelthorne Museum was founded in Staines in 1980, and since then the
volunteers have run the museum themselves, with financial support
from Spelthorne Borough Council. Approximately 40 people are involved,
the longest-serving having been involved since the museum opened 36
years ago. Besides staffing the museum, the volunteers plan and mount
exhibitions, both at the museum and at external events, run family
friendly events in the museum, provide an educational service to local
schools, host visits from community groups, publish books on local
heritage, and answer queries from the public. A Young Archaeologists
Club also meets at the museum.
Nick and Sue Pollard from the Spelthorne Museum Volunteers were invited
to represent the group at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on 19th
May, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh,
the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Nick and Sue Pollard at Buckingham Palace
Spelthorne Museum Volunteers are one of 193 charities, social enterprises
and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The
number of awards given to groups this year is slightly higher than
last year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full
of innovative ideas to tackle community challenges.
The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award
given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding
work in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate
the Queens Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year
on 2 June the anniversary of the Queens Coronation. ?
The Spelthorne Museum Volunteers will receive the crystal award from
the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey later this summer.
and photos HERE