Our Next Talk
The talks Programme
is as follows:
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
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
The Exhibit will be open from July 5th 2019.
invited. Always Free.
This Exhibit is
located in the Thames Room of the Museum. Opening Times can be found
This book is back by popular request.
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
Look at what
we won in 2016!
Museum Needs Volunteers
Can you spare
2-3 hours a month?
a monthly newsletter called 'Treasures' to keep them up-to-date with
what is happening at the museum.
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
Out of hours
group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
can visit your group to give illustrated talks on various local
for further details