40th Year Anniversary
of the

4000 year old woman
SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
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)

Our site for those
Pages for those who are visually impaired
visually impaired


Spelthorne Museum's New Acquisitions
or items that have never been shown in the museum

The clothes shown below were found by someone who was going to reupholster an old nursing chair. They took off the layers that had been there previously and under the seat squab found these baby clothes and one more item underneath acting as stuffing. The clothes are hand knitted, and the top layer was also hand sewn. The owner dated them to be 1930 but they look to be around WW11. What do you think? Thank you for the donation Mr. MP.

Original unwashed items used as stuffing. May be a WW2 ‘Make Do and Mend’ idea

Washed items
Child’s hand-knitted cardigan and pants. The knitting on the jacket is very fine.


Cut up parts of child’s cardigan

Child’s hand- knitted Jumper or vest

Pair of ladies knickers of man-made material

The lower level of chair covering.
It had been sewn up the middle by hand and looks to be like a curtain fabric

1. A page of WW11 knitting
Items shown to enhance this page only. Not in the Museum

2. An WW11 ARP Warden's Rattle
We do have this item but it is not on show

 

Remember
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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