Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Coastlines - Sam Fairbairn and Philippa Jane
Runs 11 January to 1 February
Contemporary artists Philippa Jane (BA Illustration, Falmouth) and Sam Fairbairn (Photography HND, Salisbury & BA Fine Art, UCA) met as Art teachers at Woolmer Hill School. Both are drawn to the sea, with a fascination for the changing light and impact of the elements on land, ocean and sky. Working largely in oil on canvas, mark making is key to both, as their paintings seek to capture a sense of the spectacular and varied seascapes that surrounds us - whether depicting gathering storms or still waters.
History of Haslemere Exhibition
Runs throughout January
In the Haslemere Room for the start of the year we have an exhibition on the history of our town. With many historic high points and so many famous characters from history, this exhibition will have something for everyone and will leave you feeling so much more knowledgeable about your local area. Take some time and browse our information boards in the freshly refurbished Haslemere Room, before visiting the galleries and our other temporary exhibitions.
Contemporary Abstract Expressionism - Jenny Thompson
Runs 8 February to 29 February
Jenny's work is an eclectic mix of acrylic, oil, mixed media and more recently, cold wax. Sometimes Jenny uses graphite, pigment, sand or paper to create texture. She also employs mark-making and/or calligraphy. Some paintings are subtle, others more vibrant. Jenny loves the freedom of expressionism, but it is the ambiguity of abstraction that inspires her.
As I Went Walking... - Carol Barden
Runs 8 February to 29 February
A lot of Carol's work is influenced by the Seascapes of Kent and the Woodlands of Hampshire, her interest in gardening also plays a part in influencing her painting. Carol primarily paints in Acrylics or Mixed Media and occasionally in Oils or Watercolour.
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
Tea and Talk: What did the Romans do for us?
Tuesday 28 January | 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 Education Officer Kay Topping for a look at some of the Roman artefacts that are usually hidden away in the stores.
Members FREE | Non Members £3 | Includes tea and biscuits | No need to book
Haslemere Natural History Society Lecture: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: Sir Peter Scott's Legacy
Saturday 8 February | 2.15pm
Sir Peter Day, Chairman of the WWT will talk about the Scott Legacy, the continuing work of the WWT and how its future is developing.
Members FREE | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Haslemere Natural History Society Lecture: Introduced Invasive Species: Increased Biodiversity or conservation nightmare?
Saturday 14th March | 2.15pm
Dr Colin Ryall, retired Principal Lecturer in Environmental Management gives an illustrated talk, which investigates the issues of Invasive Alien Species, focusing on modes of spread, impacts and remedial options.
Members FREE | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Creative Well-being Workshops: A Look at Peasant Arts
Thursday 26 March | 2.30pm-4.30pm or 7pm - 9pm
Facilitated by local professional artist Diana Burch, each session focuses on well-being and is a fun way to take some time out of your busy day to day life. Join us for an afternoon or evening session of arts and crafts linked to our exhibition on Peasant Art History.
Members £6 | Non Members £9 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Events
Family Event: Big Garden Bird Watch
Saturday 25 January | 10.30am - 1pm
A chance for families to have fun together making bird cakes, doing craft activities and discovering the birds in both the Museum grounds and galleries.
Donations welcome | No need to book
Family Event: Perfect Puppets
Tuesday 18 February | 10.30am - 1pm
Join us for a fun morning of puppet making to clebrate the 80th anniversary of Disney's Pinocchio.
Members £2 | Non-members £4 per child | 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.
Space Explorers
Friday 24 January | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Come to the museum and learn all about the wonders of space, listen to a story and even create your very own universe!
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Fascinating Fossils
Friday 7 February | 10.30am - 11.30am
Travel back into the past to discover a time long ago through looking at our fascinating fossils.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Toys from the Past
Friday 6 March | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
How do your toys differ from those in the past? Come to the museum and find out. Listen to a story together and take part in a crafty activity to create something to take home.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Bear Shadow
Friday 20 March | 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to this story and learn all about shadows. Make a shadow puppet of your own to take home with you.
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.
National Storytelling Week
Saturday 1 February | 10.30am - 12.00pm
To celebrate National Storytelling week join us for a morning of storytelling and making up stories.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Beautiful Bird Boxes
Thursday 20 February | 10.30am - 12.00pm
As part of national Bird Box Week come along and get hands on to make a bird box to take away for your garden.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Scintillating Science
Saturday 7 March | 10.30am - 12.00pm
As part of British Science Week join us for some fun science based activities.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
special events
Early Birds
Wednesday 19 February | 9am - 10am
Special opening of the museum, for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition. Come along and enjoy the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.
Donations welcome | Book in advance Click here to book online