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SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

Phone: 01784 461 804
Email: staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

NOTICE
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 caused.

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


 

 

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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 in Staines.
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:
11am
'Staines & the Saxons: Swords, Settlements & Saints'
by Rob Poulton
12pm
'Excavations in Staines-the Early Years'
by David Barker
1pm
'The Story of Staines Linoleum'
by Nick Pollard
2pm
'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.

Local heritage 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.

 


Latest Exhibit


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)




Early 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.