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. (Please
check the open page of the web site for better information.)
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
More news as it comes in.
The talks Programme is
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.
'Staines & the
Saxons: Swords, Settlements & Saints'
by Rob Poulton
'Excavations in Staines-the
by David Barker
'The Story of Staines
by Nick Pollard
'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.
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.
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
June 2nd, 2016
Look at what
we won in 2016!
Museum Press Release:
Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2016
Spelthorne Museum volunteers, based in Staines, have been recognised
with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for 2016
The volunteers who run Spelthorne Museum have been honoured with the
Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary
group can receive in the UK.
Spelthorne Museum was founded in Staines in 1980, and since then the
volunteers have run the museum themselves, with financial support
from Spelthorne Borough Council. Approximately 40 people are involved,
the longest-serving having been involved since the museum opened 36
years ago. Besides staffing the museum, the volunteers plan and mount
exhibitions, both at the museum and at external events, run family
friendly events in the museum, provide an educational service to local
schools, host visits from community groups, publish books on local
heritage, and answer queries from the public. A Young Archaeologists
Club also meets at the museum.
Nick and Sue Pollard from the Spelthorne Museum Volunteers were invited
to represent the group at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on 19th
May, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh,
the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Nick and Sue Pollard at Buckingham Palace
Spelthorne Museum Volunteers are one of 193 charities, social enterprises
and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The
number of awards given to groups this year is slightly higher than
last year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full
of innovative ideas to tackle community challenges.
The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award
given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding
work in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate
the Queens Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year
on 2 June the anniversary of the Queens Coronation. ?
The Spelthorne Museum Volunteers will receive the crystal award from
the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey later this summer.
and photos HERE