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.
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.
Please take note:
We found out recently that our postcode we
have on the website is slightly wrong. It should be TW18 4PN.
I am going through the pages now and changing it. It will take a time
as there are a lot of pages. This page is now correct. GH
site for those
New book that went with the
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.
The talks Programme is as follows:
'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.
This Exhibit is located in the Thames Room of the Museum, that is open
Weds, Fri: 2 - 4 pm and Saturday 1:30 -4:30 pm. First Sat of each month
we open at 11 am. until 4:30 pm.
For those who do not know we are located through the Staines library,
just come on in.
The Elmsleigh Room
of the Museum is open whenever the Library is open.
The Museum is devoted to the history of Spelthorne, which includes Ashford,
Laleham, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell and Sunbury and is the only establishment
of this kind in the Borough. The archaeology collection is one of major
importance in Surrey. The Museum has many permanent and temporary displays.
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
Window on Spelthorne
(in the Elmsleigh Room - by back emergency exit)
opening on Saturday morning:
On the first Saturday of the month we have an additional
session in the Thames Room when we open at 11 am. The Thames Room
closes at 4:30 as normal on a Saturday.