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SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

Phone: 01784 461 804
Email: staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk


Clocks go back on October 27th.


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There is a new book out now that is a collection of the 5 booklets published during the Centenial of WW1 (2014 - 2018), and the 1st World War Exhibit (on now). 110 pages. 10 + p&p. See shop page.



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Education Team - dressing up!



Pictures children drew after attending a talk at the Museum


Welcome to Spelthorne Museum
Please see our latest event below.

NOTICE
12th September 2019.
Updated 1st October, 2019

We are having to close down due to the Library ceiling leaking again. We will open each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon using the back door on Elmsleigh Road. When we are open the sign and board will be on show outside and on the corner of Elmsleigh Rd/Thames St.

1/10/19: We have been told that the Library roof will get fixed but not for a while, so the above days will be the only time we will be open until then.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

More news as it comes in.

Please take note:
We found out recently that our postcode we have on the website is slightly wrong. It should be TW18 4PN. I am going through the pages now and changing it. It will take a time as there are a lot of pages. This page is now correct. GH




Saturday 19th October, 10am to 4pm,
at Staines Methodist Church, Thames Street

The Surrey Heritage Showcase is an annual event organised in partnership with the Surrey History Centre, focussing on a town and its heritage. This year Spelthorne Museum and SALHG are teaming up with the Surrey History Centre to mark the 50th anniversary of the first major excavations in Staines.
Join us for a day of free talks, activities and exhibitions for all the family to discover more about our local heritage and meet the people who make it happen. A series of talks will detail the history of archaeology in Staines and the interesting finds which digs in the town have uncovered.
The talks Programme is as follows:
11am
'Staines & the Saxons: Swords, Settlements & Saints'
by Rob Poulton
12pm
'Excavations in Staines-the Early Years'
by David Barker
1pm
'The Story of Staines Linoleum'
by Nick Pollard
2pm
'Excavations in Staines - Uncovering the Roman Town'
by Sue Shanks & James Crouch

The talks are only a small part of the day's celebrations.
Other highlights include:
• Free children's activities including mini archaeology digs, historic dress up and arts and crafts fun.
• Family history advice and help with dating old photos.
• Discover Surrey's 43 museums and galleries.
• The Finds Liaison Officer will be on hand to identify any ancient objects you may have found, whilst metal detecting or just out walking.

Local heritage groups will have stalls, and the Museum will be open from 11 am to 4:30pm. Please use the Elmsleigh Rd entrance, opposite the Church.

Latest Talk



Our Latest Exhibit

50 Years of Digging in Staines


Everyone is invited. Always Free.

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

 

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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


Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group
SALHG are the trustees of Spelthorne Museum. By becoming a member you can enjoy previews of museum exhibitions, social events and have the opportunity to help in the work of the museum.

During winter months there are talks on archaeological or social history items. A quarterly newsletter keeps members up to date.

Members of SALHG receive a quarterly magazine called 'The Museum' which contains museum news, forthcoming events and articles written by members.


The SALHG Board members after receiving the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2016
Left side: Rowena (SPARKS), Sheila, Nick, Pam,
Right side: Peter, Jenny (Secretary), Christine (SPARCS), Julia (Chair), Jackie (Curator), Gloria (Vol Co-ordinator/ Website Manager). Missing from photo Derick, Sue,



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

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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 1:30pm - 4:30pm (First Saturday of the month only is early opening at 11 am)


We have just revamped the website adding some brand new pages, do 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.

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Outer: Blue Linoleum
Inner: Part of Roman child's feeding bottle

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