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SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom
Phone: 01784 461 804
Email: staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

NOTICE
12th September 2019.
Updated 1st October, 2019

We are having to close down due to the Library ceiling leaking again. We will open each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon using the back door on Elmsleigh Road. When we are open the sign and board will be on show outside and on the corner of Elmsleigh Rd/Thames St. (Please see the Open page of the site for better details.)

1/10/19: We have been told that the Library roof will get fixed but not for a while, so the above days will be the only time we will be open until then.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

More news as it comes in.

 

Please take note:
We found out recently that our postcode we have on the website is slightly wrong. It should be TW18 4PN. I am going through the pages now and changing it. It will take a time as there are a lot of pages. This page is now correct. GH

 

Our new book ‘Spelthorne Remembered: World War One’ is now available showing aspects of all of the years the First World War went on. It includes names of those who did not return home during this period.(1914 - 1918) 110 pages.
Details on the Shop page.


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Our Next Talk




Special Event
Saturday 19th October, 10am to 4pm,
at Staines Methodist Church, Thames Street

The Surrey Heritage Showcase is an annual event organised in partnership with the Surrey History Centre, focussing on a town and its heritage. This year Spelthorne Museum and SALHG are teaming up with the Surrey History Centre to mark the 50th anniversary of the first major excavations in Staines.
Join us for a day of free talks, activities and exhibitions for all the family to discover more about our local heritage and meet the people who make it happen. A series of talks will detail the history of archaeology in Staines and the interesting finds which digs in the town have uncovered.

The talks Programme is as follows:
11am
'Staines & the Saxons: Swords, Settlements & Saints'
by Rob Poulton
12pm
'Excavations in Staines-the Early Years'
by David Barker
1pm
'The Story of Staines Linoleum'
by Nick Pollard
2pm
'Excavations in Staines - Uncovering the Roman Town'
by Sue Shanks & James Crouch

The talks are only a small part of the day's celebrations.
Other highlights include:
• Free children's activities including mini archaeology digs, historic dress up and arts and crafts fun.
• Family history advice and help with dating old photos.
• Discover Surrey's 43 museums and galleries.
• The Finds Liaison Officer will be on hand to identify any ancient objects you may have found, whilst metal detecting or just out walking.

Local heritage groups will have stalls, and the Museum will be open from 11 am to 4:30pm. Please use the Elmsleigh Rd entrance, opposite the Church.


Our Latest Exhibit


The Exhibit will be open from July 5th 2019.

Everyone is invited. Always Free.

This Exhibit is located in the Thames Room of the Museum. Opening Times can be found HERE


This book is back by popular request.

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



Look at what we won in 2016!

Spelthorne Museum Needs Volunteers

Can you spare 2-3 hours a month?

e-mail: Volunteers@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

Volunteers receive a monthly newsletter called 'Treasures' to keep them up-to-date with what is happening at the museum.

Spelthorne Museum is divided into two rooms. The Elmsleigh Room is opened by Staines Library staff and has the history of Spelthorne from the Ice Age to Modern Times. To provide visitors with something different there are two display areas which are changed frequently.
Window on Spelthorne
Is a small display case near the Fire Exit and changes roughly every month.
Big Blue Board
The second area in the Elmsleigh Room to have a varying subject is a display board (sadly called 'The Big Blue Board', because that is what it is!).

Temporary Exhibition Area
The second of Spelthorne Museum's two rooms is the Thames Room. This is opened when volunteers are on duty and as well as further displays and the Museum Shop it has the Temporary Exhibition area. The Museum aims to have two temporary exhibitions a year. The Thames Room is open Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm - 4pm and Saturdays (first Saturday of the month only is early opening at 11 am) 1.30pm - 4.30pm


2012 and again in 2017

SPELTHORNE MUSEUM ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY
TO BE ACCREDITED

graphic of an accreditation logo

Spelthorne Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Accredited status in the first round of the updated Arts Council Museum Accreditation Scheme.

The Accreditation scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It has led the way in raising museum standards in the country, and has been used as a model and source of inspiration for similar schemes overseas.

Spelthorne Museum is one of the first in the country to receive this award, and the achievement is even more remarkable because unlike many of the 1,800 museums taking part, it is entirely volunteer run, with the support of Spelthorne Council.

The assessment panel commented that ’Spelthorne Museum displayed consistent enthusiasm and commitment to the accreditation process’. Museum Chair Julia Gibbs added ‘Our small team have done a fantastic job in putting together new procedures to meet ever rising standards in museums, with great support from our enthusiastic team of volunteers, who help to put it all into practice. We have been told our submission is being seen as a model for other small museums to follow’.

Nick Pollard

Spelthorne Museum 7/11/2012

REMEMBER

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