Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
Brush Stroke
Runs 1 to 22 June
After suffering a devastating stroke in 2009, artist Andrew Bailey has found great comfort, solace and satisfaction in creating a wonderful variety of paintings from views and his own imagination!
Awesome African Animals
Runs 28 June to 31 August
Our Summer Exhibition will inspire awe and wonder in the most seasoned traveller. Lions, elephants, giraffe and zebra will all be on the prowl in the Museum during. Our Galleries will be brimming with things to see, do, handle and learn. Make time this July and August to visit the Museum and find out more about the iconic animals that live in the second largest continent in the world!
Japan: a floating world in print
Runs 28 June to 31 August
A captivating display of Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo and Meiji print masters. The prints encompass the genres of beautiful women and dramatic landscapes. Well known print artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Hiroshige are all represented in this stunning touring exhibition.
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
Tea and Talk: Encounters with African Animals
Tuesday 23 July | 2.30pm
Looking for something different to do? Then why not come along and enjoy our informal talks for adults with tea and biscuits. Join our education Officer Kay Topping for a look at her animal encounters in Botswana, Namibia and Kenya.
Members FREE | Non Members £3 | Includes tea and biscuits | No need to book
Tea and Talk: Tactile Textiles
Thursday 26 September | 2.30pm
Looking for something different to do? Then why not come along and enjoy our informal talks for adults with tea and biscuits. Join textile expert Freda Chapman for a look at the textiles within the Museum's handling collection.
Members FREE | Non Members £3 | Includes tea and biscuits | No need to book
Family Events
Haslemere BioBlitz
Saturday 29th June 2019 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
A BioBlitz is a quick, non-destructive wildlife survey. The Museum is hosting the Haslemere Natural History Society's "base camp" for this new event. We will be compiling observations of wildlife in and around the town, especially the Museum grounds and the National Trust's Swan Barn Farm. Come along to the Museum to find out what's going on, to tell us what you've seen, or to join a guided walk.
Click here to be taken to an external website to view the full programme
Family Drop In Event: African Animals
Thursday 1 August | 10.30am - 1.30pm
To complement our summer exhibition join us for a craft-filled look at African Animals.
Members £2 | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Early Birds
Monday 5 August | 11.00am - 1.00pm
Special opening of the Museum, for families with children who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition, to come along and enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle of the public. The galleries will be open to explore and there will be an opportunity to handle special artefacts too.
By donation | Book in Advance
Family Drop In Event: Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins
Wednesday 7 August | 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Join Dr June Chatfield to learn all about these amazing creatures through visits to the galleries and meeting her tortoise.
Donations welcome | No need to book
Family Drop In Event: Get buzzing!
Thursday 8 August | 10.30am - 1.00pm
Come along and learn about our bees, visit the observation hive and take part in some bee related craft activities.
Members £2 | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Family Drop In Event: Falconry Display
Wednesday 14 August | 1.00pm - 4.00pm
The FalconHigh Falconry Display Team will be here at 2.00 pm & 3.30 pm to give interactive flying displays. Children and adults can safely experience, at close quarters, the beauty of these birds in flight. With talks and static display so you can experience real close up encounters with these beautiful birds.
Members £3 | Non Members £5 | No need to book | Cafe Open
Family Drop In Event: Teddy Bears' Picnic and Mini Fete
Thursday 22 August | 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Join us for a traditional picnic and mini fete. Children's tea, traditional games, face painting and fun stalls. Bring your teddy for a photo with Arthur the Bear Competition: Best drawing of Teddy on holiday .
Free entry | Children's tea and goody bag £ 4 | Book picnic tea in advance
Family Event: Lego Challenge
Thursday 29 August | 10.15am -11.30am and 12.00noon -1.15pm
Join Brilliant Bricks to design and build a Lego sub Saharan African landscape and the species that live there.
Members £3 | Non Members £5 | No need to book
Early Years
Come along and enjoy our fun-filled Early Years sessions for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Our sessions have a relaxed atmosphere where children can listen to a story and get hands-on with a craft activity.
Weird and Wonderful Weaving
Friday 21 June | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Make your own paper weaving to take home, and find out what other materials can be used, to create weird and wonderful effects.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Where's my Teddy?
Friday 5 July | 10.30am -11.30am
Listen to the story and then do a craft activity and explore the galleries to find our teddies.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Friday 19 July | 1.30pm -2.30pm
Listen to the tale of one special caterpillar and then explore the garden and galleries to see if you can find any more caterpillars or butterflies.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Spin a Web
Friday 6 September | 10.30am -11.30am
Listen to the story of The Very Busy Spider and help make a giant spider's web. See if we can capture some webs from the Museum's garden.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Sea Shells on a Seashore
Friday 20 September | 10.30am -11.30am
Marvel at the beauty of the shells in our handling collection and make a shell picture.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
museum explorers
Museum Explorers is a group for 5-11 year olds (parents do not need to stay). Join us once a month on a Saturday and selected dates throughout the school holidays and enjoy a variety of subjects and activities based around our diverse collections, exhibitions, or seasonal and national events.
African Reptiles
Saturday 6 July | 10.30am - 12.00pm
With our Summer Exhibition just opened we take a look at a group of animals that do not immediately spring to mind when we think of Animals of Africa.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
Clay Creations
Thursday 25 July | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join ceramicist Jan Hite for a African themed clay workshop.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
African Dioramas
Tuesday 30 July | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Have a look at our African animal exhibition and then create a diorama depicting African wildlife
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
Clever Camouflage
Tuesday 6 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm
A look at how animals use camouflage and hide your own creature in a picture!
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
Savannah Silhouettes
Tuesday 13 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Make a beautiful savannah scene with African animal silhouettes.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
Amazing African Birds
Tuesday 20 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join us as for a look at some of Africa's amazing birds, from the largest in the world to diminuitive Tiny Sunbird.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
Lego™
Tuesday 27 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join Brilliant Bricks for an exciting morning of Lego! Intrepid explorers Betty and Brad are in sub Saharan Africa discovering new animal and plant life. Build how they travel around in the desert and oases, the terrain of the land and the species they discover. Build whatever your imagination invents!
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking advisable
special events
The Haslemere Gin Festival
Saturday 22 June | 7pm to 11pm
As the gin renaissance continues to prosper, The Haslemere Gin Festival returns once again for its second year to celebrate all things gin. Taking place in the beautiful setting of the Museum garden, the Festival is a great night out for all gin enthusiasts with a heady mix of fantastic food, live music and even more unusual and delicious gins to discover and try.
Tickets go on sale in March and can be purchased via www.eventbrite.co.uk
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk
Sunday 7 July | 2.30pm
Discover more about historic Haslemere High Street, on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet at the Museum.
Suggested donation £ 3 per person | No need to book
Haslemere BioBlitz
Saturday 29th June 2019 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
A BioBlitz is a quick, non-destructive wildlife survey. The Museum is hosting the Haslemere Natural History Society's "base camp" for this new event. We will be compiling observations of wildlife in and around the town, especially the Museum grounds and the National Trust's Swan Barn Farm. Come along to the Museum to find out what's going on, to tell us what you've seen, or to join a guided walk.
Click here to be taken to an external website to view the full programme
Open Air Theatre: Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Thursday 25 July | 7.00pm Doors open for picnics 5.30pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream - The beautiful grounds of the Museum provide the perfect setting for outdoor theatre events this summer, Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre, and one of Chapterhouse's most popular shows.
Buy tickets online or phone 0871 220 0260, alternatively contact Museum on 01428 642112
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk
Sunday 4 August | 2.30pm
Discover more about Church Lane, Tanners Lane and Lower Street areas of the town, on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet at the Museum.
Suggested donation £ 3 per person | No need to book
Sunset Cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody
Saturday 31 August | 6.30pm doors open show starts 8.15pm
Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Malek), who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. Following Queen's meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie's solo career, the film also chronicles the band's reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.
Tickets on sale from: thelittleboxoffice.com