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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

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education services
go to the new linoleum page Access to the Museum link
To the Queens Award page     go to map page

 

Welcome to Spelthorne Museum

Please see our latest events below.

Latest News on the Museum reopening.

During the Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed.

Latest update 14th July, 2020. This came in from the Museum Committee for General Release.

"Due to the current Corvid-19 restrictions Spelthorne Museum will be closed until the Autumn.

As soon as we have a date for re-opening we look forward to sharing it.

We thank our visitors and volunteers for their patience! "

 

Please check back here for further updates

 


This is the mural that has been added to the side of the Museum on Thames St.
It should attract visitors to the Museum
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Latest Talk (Online only)

2020: Our talks are being suspended until the present Coronavirus emergency is over.

However we have done two talks via Zoom that have been recorded and put on line for everyone to watch.

Just click on the link:

The Story of Shepperton. By Nick Pollard

Staines in Old Postcards. By Nick Pollard

Please check in regularly to see if there are any new talks listed. Thanks



New Exhibits (Online only)

Online exhibit for Victory in Europe Day (5 pages)
and
40 Year Anniversary of the Spelthorne Museum

Another online Exhibit for VJ Day 75th Anniversary (August 2020)

VJ DAY (2 pages)



Everyone is invited. Always Free.

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

 

At the 2020 Virtual AGM in July, the following members were elected on to the Committee:
Chair - Sheila Montague
Vice-Chair - Mike Taylor
Treasurer - Julia Gibbs
Secretary/Editor - vacant
Committee - C Mitchell (Newsletter Editor, SPARCS), Sue Rhodes, Sara Collins
Curator - Nick Pollard
Facilities Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Webmistress - Gloria Hazell (Co-opted)
Store Manager - Jackie Browne (Co-opted)
Museum Mentor, SPARCS, Education Team - Rowena Ferneley (Co-opted)
Julia Gibbs remains the Chair of the Trustees

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 and the Lino page and another of photos of Staines. 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.

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,


Our recent publication ‘Spelthorne Remembered: World War One’ tells the story of the Spelthorne area in the First World War, as described in the pages of the local newspapers of the time.  It also brings together for the first time the stories of every person with a Spelthorne connection who served in the war, but did not survive to return home. 110 pages, price £10 + P&P. Please see the shop page for details. 

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

Remember
Out of hours group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
No groups being accepted while the emergency is on
Also members can visit your group to give illustrated talks on various local history subjects.
See 'Education' for further details

 

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.

Closed until further notice

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
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)

Photos of the Museum

Spelthorne Museum needs Volunteers
Can you spare 2-3 hours a month? Interested in the Spelthorne history? Like the Romans? Happy to talk with people? Over 18? Then maybe you would enjoy being one of our Volunteers. No experience necessary training is given.

Volunteers receive a monthly newletter called 'Treasures' to keep them up-to-date with what is happening at the museum and locally.

Our wonderful Volunteers won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, in June 2016, for up to 36 years of dedication to the Spelthorne Museum. All are very proud of that accolade.

Won't you join us?

e-mail: gloria_hazell@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

 


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