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 SOON.
The Trustees of Spelthorne Museum 17.3.2020
Our Next Talk
are suspended until the Coronavirus emergency is over
closed until further notice
notice on the first column at the top of the page about the online
version of the Exhibit
invited. Always Free.
This Exhibit is
located in the Thames Room of the Museum. Opening Times can be found
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!
Museum Needs Volunteers
Can you spare
2-3 hours a month?
a monthly newsletter called 'Treasures' to keep them up-to-date with
what is happening at the museum.
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
small display case near the Fire Exit and changes roughly
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!).
until further notice
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
and again in 2017
SPELTHORNE MUSEUM ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY
TO BE ACCREDITED
Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Accredited
status in the first round of the updated Arts Council Museum
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.
Spelthorne Museum 7/11/2012
Out of hours
group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
groups being accepted during the Crisis
can visit your group to give illustrated talks on various local
for further details