Haslemere Educational Museum
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Museum in a Million

In 2013 Haslemere Museum celebrated its 125th anniversary. It is one of the oldest and most renowned independent museums in the country. In fact, just seven years younger than the Natural History Museum! It has served the town and beyond since 1888 providing education and entertainment. Today, we offer a full programme of diverse events, exhibitions, services and resources.

Our facilities provide a venue for many events and organisations and the Museum is fully integrated into the fabric of the town, organising and supporting many of the activities which make Haslemere so special. It has been described as the 'jewel in the crown' of Haslemere. The town is in fact synonymous with the Museum, reflecting the importance of our place in the community.

The Present

Over the years, donations and bequests have maintained the Museum, for which we are most grateful. However, the rising costs of maintaining the Museum and the current economic climate have led to a significant annual deficit, which is not sustainable.

The Museum is, therefore, undertaking a major fundraising campaign in order to raise at least One Million Pounds. This endowment fund will enable us to meet the day-to-day running costs of the Museum and safeguard the Museum for future generations. With our excellent team of volunteers, staff and trustees we can continue to provide the excellent service we do today.

The Campaign

The Museum has established a fundraising committee, and a campaign strategy has been developed to raise funds. Several annual fundraising events are already planned, including a tennis tournament, golf day, bridge event and a classic car day, which will ease the financial burden of the everyday running of the Museum. By launching the Museum in a Million Endowment Fund we will provide the necessary interest to ensure the future of Haslemere Museum.

We hope to raise a significant amount of money and we need your help to keep the Museum alive and open for future generations - please join the campaign to raise a minimum of One Million Pounds.


The names of those who contribute to the Museum in a Million Appeal will be recorded in the Museum in a Million Benefactors Book.

Museum in a Million - Donation

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Registered Charity No. 1071244

How You Can Help

  • Support fundraising events and activities.
  • Organise a fund raising event.
  • Make a donation ~ Gift Aided if possible.
  • Hold a dinner, lunch, afternoon tea or champagne breakfast by donation.
  • Collect spare change
  • Offer an object for our Charity Auction.
  • Pledge a bequest.
  • Become a member.
  • Choose the Museum for In Memoriam Gifts

Please contact us on 01428 642112 or email: enquiries@haslemeremuseum.co.uk