40th Year Anniversary
of the

4000 year old woman
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

Phone: 01784 461 804

Email: staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk


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Welcome to Spelthorne Museum

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.

Everyone is invited. Always Free.

During the Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed.

Latest update 14th July, 2020. This came in from the Museum Committee for General Release.

Due to the current Corvid-19 restrictions Spelthorne Museum will be closed until the Autumn.

As soon as we have a date for re-opening we look forward to sharing it.

We thank our visitors and volunteers for their patience!

2020 Talks

Although no actual talks can be presented due to the Covid Pandemic, a couple of talks were presented via Zoom and recorded to add to the website.

Here are the three that have been submitted to YouTube so far. Just click on the link:

The Story of Shepperton. By Nick Pollard

Staines in Old Postcards. By Nick Pollard

NEW 17 September, 2020
Ashford in Photos. By Nick Pollard

Please check in regularly to see if there are any new talks listed. Thanks

We now have three new Exhibits on line for you to see. The latest one is being added today (August 7th 2020)and is about VJ Day.
We hope to add more later. Enjoy!

40th Anniversary of Spelthorne Museum (5 pages)
Victory in Europe Day (5 pages)

Another online Exhibit for VJ Day 75th Anniversary (August 2020)

VJ DAY (2 pages)

Our site for those
Pages for those who are visually impaired
visually impaired

This is our new website that has been uploaded for the Museum's 40th Anniversary.

So What's On?

We are of course closed right now during the Covid 19 Crisis.

April 3rd, 2020:
During the Covid 19 close down of many interesting places, are you looking for some home schooling history resources? Perhaps you are interested in the heritage of Spelthorne and the Roman origin of Staines. You can now explore some of our museum collection in full 3D and investigate objects from any angle at: https://sketchfab.com/spelthornemuseum

A small example of one of the 3D photos

Here you can investigate what people ate and how food was prepared and stored, understand Roman building materials and look at Roman funerary practices. There is also a fake and some dodgy restoration to find! My favourite model is the fragment of painted wall plaster. It is a very modest piece but tells us how the Roman plasterer and painter went about their work. What is your favourite model? Leave us a ‘like’ or a comment to let us know what you think.

Latest Exhibit
(Please see links above for 2 online Exhibits)

Closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus

Please see the online version instead.

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.

Next Talk

Talks are postponed until further notice due to the Coronavirus emergency

The Library has closed due to the Coronavirus so the Elmsleigh Room is also closed as well
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.

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

The 2020 AGM has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Crisis

Window on Spelthorne
(in the Elmsleigh Room - by back emergency exit)

Jenny Scripps took care of this Exhibit until her passing in 2019.
As a Memorial to her and her unfailing work at the Museum a plaque was installed in her memory.
She is sadly missed by us all.

Early opening on Saturday morning:
Closed until further notice
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.


Once Reopened out of hours group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
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.

The Story of Spelthorne Museum

V.E. Day

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