to Spelthorne Museum
is invited. Always Free.
Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits
on line for you to see though. Enjoy!
site for those
Young Archaeologists' Club
Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club
for young people up to the age of 17 interested in archaeology.
The club is run by the Council for British Archaeology, an
educational charity working for over 65 years to promote 'Archaeology
for All'. YAC's vision is for all young people to have opportunities
to be inspired and excited by archaeology, and to empower
them to help shape its future.
Branches are a network of local branches where young people
aged 9 to 16 can get involved in hands-on activities on a
regular basis. Spelthorne YAC (or SPARCS) has been running
since 2003 with a variety of local project-based activities
ranging from the Stone Age to the seventeenth century. We
have recorded buildings in historic Staines, made Medieval
style pottery, hosted a Bronze Age Who-dunnit, and turned
the Museum into a giant board game called 'Keeping up with
the Caesars'! Visits have included Butser Ancient Farm, the
Thames foreshore in Central London, St Anne's Hill near Chertsey
and Fishbourne Roman Palace.
of the SPARCS members at the Civil War event at the museum.
of the Leaders of SPARCS, Christine, after accepting an award
from VAIS a few years ago,
for her work with SPARCS. Rowena received one as well
Once Reopened out of hours group visits to the Museum can be
Also members can visit your group to give illustrated talks
on various local history subjects.
See 'Education' for further details
We have again revamped the website for the 40th Anniversary
of the Museum. 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.
We also have
NEW pages showing the Exhibits that are supposed to be in the
Thames Room, however they can be seen on here while we are closed,
due to the Coronavirus.
Story of Spelthorne Museum
Outer: 4,000 year old lady
Inner: Lino Design