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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What's On?

 

April 3rd 2020
You can now see our latest exhibit online.
40 Year Anniversary of the Spelthorne Museum

Keep watching for details of some of our older exhibits that will soon be online


 

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.


 

Next Talk
Talks are postponed until further notice due to the Coronavirus emergency


 

Latest Exhibit (See information above)

Closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus


Everyone is invited. Always Free.


*This Exhibit is located in the Thames Room of the Museum, that is open Weds, Fri: 2 - 4 pm and Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm. First Sat of each month we open at 11 am. until 4:30 pm.


The Library has now closed due to the Coronavirus so the Elmsleigh Room is also closed.

For those who do not know we are located through the Staines library, just come on in.

The Elmsleigh Room of the Museum is open whenever the Library is open.


The Museum is devoted to the history of Spelthorne, which includes Ashford, Laleham, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell and Sunbury and is the only establishment of this kind in the Borough. The archaeology collection is one of major importance in Surrey. The Museum has many permanent and temporary displays.





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


Window on Spelthorne
(in the Elmsleigh Room - by back emergency exit)


Jenny Scripps took care of this Exhibit until her passing in 2019. As a Memorial to her and her unfailing work at the Museum a plaque was installed in her memory. She is sadly missed by us all.

 




Early opening on Saturday morning: Closed until further notice
On the first Saturday of the month we have an additional session in the Thames Room when we open at 11 am. The Thames Room closes at 4:30 as normal on a Saturday.

 

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