to Spelthorne Museum
is invited. Always Free.
Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits
on line for you to see though. Enjoy!
site for those
Staines in 10 Objects
is Spelthorne Museums Oculists stamp, one of ten
objects chosen by the Education Team to illustrate what it was
like to live in Pontes, Roman Staines. You will find eating
and drinking, trades and buildings, superstition and belief,
and staying healthy. Just like the 21st century really! Download
the pdf from http://bit.ly/3v6Hee4
where you will also find a Schools Powerpoint version.
Education Team works closely with local schools. Loan boxes
and teacher guides are available as well as our teaching sessions.
Teaching sessions include Romans, Victorians and Neolithic.
In addition to these set sessions we can offer a taster session
on local history including a guided tour of the museum.
you are interested in any of these services please contact:
We are a small team so if you do not hear immediately
please be patient, we will get back to you but please make sure
you leave a name and contact details.
pre-visit to Spelthorne museum is recommended. Entry is free
and by pre-arrangement a member of the Education Team can meet
you and explain what we do and how to make the most of your
from school visits we can arrange group visits to the museum
and outreach talks.
Schools Service is one of the most important strands of our
educational work and our teaching sessions and resources are
developed in consultation with local schools. If you are interested
in joining our Education Team please contact the Team at the
email address above.
The 2020 Education Team
following services are currently available:
'A Child in Roman Spelthorne' - A 90 minute workshop focusing
on everyday life for children in Staines around AD 200 when
Staines was a very important small Roman town. The session includes
a whole class introduction by volunteers dressed in Roman costume,
then the class is split into three groups to study home life,
education and games. It includes handling and working with original
Roman artifacts and replica objects.
note that only one class can fit into the museum at any one
time! Although there is no charge for this session, we do rely
on children spending in the museum shop. (see below) If your
school does not want to do this then we ask for a donation of
£20 per class.
We have a Roman Loan box available for 2 weeks loan for a £20
refundable deposit. It contains items found in Roman Spelthorne.
To accompany the box there is a Teachers Guide which costs
£5 and shows how the box can be used to promote observation,
comprehension, reading, mathematics and writing.
examples of the contents of the Roman Loan Box:
Slag with label
Guide No 2
an archaeology resource pack designed for use with the Loan
Box £5 (used to promote observation, comprehension, reading,
mathematics and writing.)
'Up Pontes' A History of Roman Staines £4
'Child of 2000 meets Child of 200' £1
Education Team often receives letters and drawings from the
children after the visit:
Children are taught maths Roman Style which they have
to copy on to a wax tablet and play a Roman game similar to
Team - dressing up!
Once Reopened out of hours group visits to the Museum can be
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.
Story of Spelthorne Museum
Outer: 4,000 year old lady
Inner: Lino Design