Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Awesome African Animals
Runs 29 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. 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 29 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.
Haslemere Art Society
Runs 8 to 15 September
An exhibition showcasing a variety of mixed media work - sculptures, paintings, and pottery all produced by this very talented group of local artists.
Art with a Small Footprint
Runs 14 September to 5 October
Peter Searight returns to the museum with an exhibition that showcases his local work. "We are lucky to live in a beautiful place and it is becoming increasingly important not to forget the world on our doorstep!" Peter continues to explore moevement to add a new dimension to his photography.
Home is where the Art is
Runs 19 September to 5 October
Christopher Cole will be showing recent paintings at his 5th Haslemere One Man Exhibition. He has shown his uniquely original work at many prestigious galleries in his 45 years as a professional artist but loves to exhibit locally in Haslemere as it provides the perfect venue for all his friends to visit.
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
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
Creative Well-being Workshops: Mark Making
Thursday 3 October | 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.
Members £6 | Non Members £9 | Book in advance
Family Events
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
Family Event: Drawn to Life
Saturday 5 October | 12.15pm - 3.30pm
A wonderful opportunity for the whole family to explore their artistic talents together and take part in a collaborative artwork based on a continuous line.
Donations Welcome | No need to book | Tea Room Open
Family Event: Haunted Halloween
Thursday 31 October | 1.30pm - 4pm
Come along and make Halloween related crafts. Bring a pumpkin to carve and take part in our Halloween procession through Haslemere, which gathers at the Museum at 4pm and finishes, with a treat, in the town's central car park.
Members £2 | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Family Event: Night in the Museum
Thursday 31 October | 6pm for 7pm
Enjoy a special Halloween opening of the Museum. Doors open at 6pm so you can explore the dark galleries (bring a torch) and buy a drink and popcron before watching a classic film in the Lecture Hall.
Members £5 | Non Members £6 | Book in advance
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.
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
Splatter and Sponge
Friday 4 October | 10.30am - 11.30am
As part of the Family Arts Festival Month, come along and make colourful pictures using sponge and splatter techniques.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Fancy Footwork
Friday 18 October | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
How does your footprint differ from oher animals? Find out and make your own footprints to take home. Please bring wellies/old shoes or be prepared to get paint covered feet!
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Elmer and Wilbur
Friday 8 November | 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to this story, make your own patchwork elephant and see if you can find elephants hiding in the galleries.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Snail Trail
Friday 22 November | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Follow the story of one snail's trail as he journeys around the garden and then make a trail of your own.
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.
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 in advance
Pattern Art
Tuesday 3 September | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Make some amazing art taking inspiration from the beautiful patterns used in nature.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking in advance
Take a Line for a Walk!
Saturday 5 October | 10.30am - 12.00pm
As part of this year's Family Arts Festival month, come along and make some wonderful pictures based on using continuous lines.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking in advance
Optical Illusions
Tuesday 29 October | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Inspired by Bridget Riley discover Op art, also known as optical art, a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Part of our Family Arts Festival events.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking in advance
Saturday 2 November | 10.30am - 12.00pm
We look at the origins of fireworks and create some "firework" art.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking in advance
special events
Sunset Cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody
Saturday 31 August | 6.30pm doors open for picnics 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. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket and enjoy the show in the Museum's wonderful gardens.
Tickets on sale from: thelittleboxoffice.com
Haslemere Food Festival
Saturday 21 September | 10am - 4pm | Free Entry
Highlighting all that is great about local produce; enjoy a fun packed day of demonstrations, children's entertainment (including an activity tent in partnership with the Museum), music and more.
Fundraising Golf Day at Chiddingfold Golf Club
Friday 27 September | all day | £ 220 per team of four people
This event will be held over 18 holes, with the best two Stableford scores to count on each hole from a team of 4 players. Entry includes coffee/tea and bacon rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf, halfway refreshments and a buffet meal after play. Closing date for entries: Monday 9th September 2019. Please contact the Museum for more information on how to register a team.
Cards for Good Causes
Monday 14 October - Saturday 14 December (including Mondays)
A wide variety of charity Christmas Cards will be on sale in our Waverley Room and during the Christmas market on Sunday 1 December.
Firework and Bonfire Evening
Saturday 2 November | 6.30pm doors open Fireworks at 7.30pm
Make sure you celebrate Bonfire night in style with a dazzling firework show by FAB Fireworks and as the night draws in, the event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit. There will be seasonal food and drink available too including burgers, hotdogs and mulled wine! Wrap up and enjoy a show of spectacular colours in the beautiful Museum garden! Priority booking to Museum members only throughout September and tickets for non-members will go on sale from 2nd October.
Members £ 6 | Non-Members £ 8 | Book in advance.