Clocks go back on October 27th.
of the Museum
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.
site for those
Some of our Volunteers
Education Team - dressing up!
Pictures children drew after attending a talk
at the Museum
Welcome to Spelthorne Museum
Please see our latest event
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
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
We are sorry for any inconvenience
More news as it comes in.
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
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:
'Staines & the
Saxons: Swords, Settlements & Saints'
by Rob Poulton
Staines-the Early Years'
by David Barker
'The Story of Staines
by Nick Pollard
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
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.
Our Latest Exhibit
Years of Digging in Staines
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
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,
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.
for further details
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.