'Spelthorne in Art'
by Nick Pollard
Fordbridge Centre, Ashford
All talks commence at 8 pm.
Free to Members, £2 non-members.
Exhibit will be opened at 2 pm on the 17th February by MP Kwasi
is invited. Always Free.
Look at what
we won in 2016!
Museum Needs Volunteers
Can you spare
2-3 hours a month?
a monthly newletter called 'Treasures' to keep them up-to-date with
what is happening at the museum.
At the 2017
AGM the following members were elected on to the Committee:
Chair - Julia Gibbs
Vice-Chair - Jackie Browne
Secretary/Editor - Jenny Scripps
Committee - Peter Bailey, P. Cole, D. Hallé, S Montague,
Volunteer Representative/Web-master - G Hazell
Museum Mentor - R Ferneley
Curator - Jackie Browne
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
small display case near the Fire Exit and changes roughly
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!).
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 (first Saturday of the month only is early
opening at 11 am) 1.30pm - 4.30pm
and again in 2017
SPELTHORNE MUSEUM ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY
TO BE ACCREDITED
Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Accredited
status in the first round of the updated Arts Council Museum
The Accreditation scheme sets nationally agreed standards
for museums in the UK. It has led the way in raising museum
standards in the country, and has been used as a model and
source of inspiration for similar schemes overseas.
Spelthorne Museum is one of the first in the country to receive
this award, and the achievement is even more remarkable because
unlike many of the 1,800 museums taking part, it is entirely
volunteer run, with the support of Spelthorne Council.
The assessment panel commented that Spelthorne Museum
displayed consistent enthusiasm and commitment to the accreditation
process. Museum Chair Julia Gibbs added Our small
team have done a fantastic job in putting together new procedures
to meet ever rising standards in museums, with great support
from our enthusiastic team of volunteers, who help to put
it all into practice. We have been told our submission is
being seen as a model for other small museums to follow.
Spelthorne Museum 7/11/2012