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

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The next SALHG talk

No talk in December, Christmas social for members only

January 4th, 2018
'Archaeology of the West London Heathland'
by Jon Cotton
At Staines Methodist Church

8:00 pm
Free for members, £2 for non-members




Our latest Exhibition is 'BP in Sunbury over the past 100 years'.





This will be on show until December 2017


Look at what we won in 2016!

Spelthorne Museum Needs Volunteers

Can you spare 2-3 hours a month?

e-mail: gloria_hazell@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

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

Museum News

At the 2017 AGM the following members were elected on to the Committee:
Chair - Julia Gibbs
Vice-Chair - Jackie Browne
Treasurer -
Secretary/Editor - Jenny Scripps
Committee - Peter Bailey, P. Cole, D. Hallé, S Montague, N Pollard
Volunteer Representative/Web-master - G Hazell
Museum Mentor - R Ferneley
Curator - Jackie Browne

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