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


Notices

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: https://sketchfab.com/spelthornemuseum


A small example of one of the 3D photos

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.

21st 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

All talks are suspended until the Coronavirus emergency is over

Our Latest Exhibit

Exhibit closed until further notice

Please see links at the top of the page about the online version of the Exhibit


Everyone is invited. Always Free.

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




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. During the Crisis 'Treasures Extra' is being sent out every week so that we can all keep in touch.

 

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
Closed until further notice
Please look at the online Exhibits that we have done while we are closed.
(links at the top of the page)


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 1.30pm - 4.30pm (first Saturday of the month only is early opening at 11 am).


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
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


Twitter info
Follow @spelthornemuseu

logo for QAVS
Facebook link
Accredited  Museum  Sign

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Outer: 4,000 year old lady
Inner: Lino Design


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