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The Georgian facade of the Haslemere Educational Museum
The Georgian facade of
Haslemere Educational Museum

The Museum Grounds
The Museum Grounds

Arthur the museum's mascot
Museum's Mascot
“Arthur the Bear“

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Family Arts Standards

Haslemere Educational Museum Winner of the Museums and Heritage Awards Project on a Limited Budget 2014

Open 10 am – 5.00 pm
to Saturday

(We are closed on Sunday & Monday)
Admission by Donation



Haslemere Town Walk

Sunday 4th October - 2.30pm

Find out more about the buildings, streets, history and the people from the past and go on a town trail – a historical journey round this picturesque town with local historian Tim Winter. Meet outside the Museum at 2.30pm

£2.50 Donation Please


Haunted Halloween

Friday 30th October - 1.00pm-4.30pm





Dress up in your spookiest costume and come along for some spooky fun!  Enjoy creepy crafts and pumpkin carving (bring your own pumpkin or squash).  Join us in our Halloween procession through Haslemere leaving from the museum at 4.30pm and finishing in the town's central car park.  Our Witches Café will be open for some fang-tastic food and drink too!

Adults £1 / Children £3 (no need to book)

Night in the Museum

Saturday 31st October




Enjoy a special Halloween opening of the Museum. Doors open at 6pm so you can explore the dark galleries (bring a torch) & get a drink & popcorn before watching the 3rd Night in the Museum film ‘Secret of the Tomb’

Tickets £5 Book in advance
Café/Bar open
Doors open 6pm Film starts 7pm


Inaugural Fireworks & Bonfire

Thursday 5th November





Join us for the Museum’s very first firework and bonfire evening. As well as a firework show by Firebird Entertainment there will be premium farm burgers & hotdogs, mulled wine, cash bar and teas & coffees.
Doors open 6.30pm followed by firework display at 7.30pm and the lighting of Bonfire

Adults £8 in advance (before 1 November) £10 on the night. Under 16s free


The volunteers at Haslemere Educational Museum have been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to local groups to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. The award is equivalent to the MBE for a voluntary group. The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

CONGRATULATIONS to our wonderful volunteers.



Museum Explorers

NEW! Introducing Museum Explorers

Museum Explorers is the new name for the Museumís events for children aged 5–11years old.

The events cover all sorts of subjects and usually link with the Museumís collections or with National events, lasting 1½ hrs the activities usually include exploring items from the collection or learning about something new and a making/doing activity.

Explore! Enjoy! Make! Create!

Get a stamp each time you come.
Three stamps = £1 voucher for the shop if you spend £5
Ten stamps = the chance to go into a draw to win a Junior membership for one year.

For further details please telephone 01428 642112 or visit Museum Explorers






Sampler Charts
Mary Gibson's Sampler Chart PDF
James Wilson Sampler Chart PDF
Charlotte broadhurst's 1833 Sampler Chart PDF
Ann Healy's 1831 Sampler Chart PDF

Purchasing sampler charts from the Museum Shop


Haslemere Museum's Online Databases
Click here for all of Haslemere Museum's Online Databases


School Brochures for 2013/2014

Download Schools workshops KS1 and KS2 2015/2016
Download Schools workshops KS3 and KS4 2015/2016
Download Schools loan boxes
Download Schools workshops prices KS1 and KS2

Planning Your Visit

Haslemere Museum is situated in Southwest Surrey near the Hampshire and West Sussex borders. With over 240,000 Natural History specimens, along with over 140,000 Human History artefacts from around the World, we are one of the largest Museums in central southern England.

There are three large permanent galleries and three temporary exhibition rooms, with a library, archive and a dedicated education room for people of all ages.

The grounds cover an area of over 15,000 sq metres, with a large pond and gazebo, an observation beehive and a tree trail that follows the Museum´s boundary through an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. National Trust land is nearby for long or short walks in the countryside.

Download Haslemere Town Centre Map (PDF File 653Kb)
Download Museum Garden and Grounds Layout (PDF File 617Kb)
Download Museum Layout (PDF File 79Kb)
Download Museum Galleries Layout (PDF File 439Kb)


Holding your own Exhibition or Event

If you would like to hold your exhibition or event at Haslemere Educational Museum simply call 01428 642112 or email us at
or visit Facilities for Hire

Educating People
In 2010 and 2003 the Museum was selected by The Guardian Newspaper as one of the country's Top 20 Family Friendly Museums.

In 2012 we won The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award and The Museums and Heritage Readers Award.

The Museum is independent and relies on the financial support of visitors and members.

This Museum was made possible because of:
Museum Founder Sir Jonathan Hutchinson
Eminent Victorian Geologist Sir Archibald Geikie

Haslemere Museum – Culture & Learning Since 1888