Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
A Walk in the Woods
Saturday 3 June - Saturday 26 June
Following her two previous and very successful exhibitions at the museum, we are delighted to welcome back artist Jo Shepherd (nee Musgrave). Her exhibition of paintings are a celebration of our local woodland landscapes and her colourful interpretations of 'a walk in the woods' will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys walking in our wonderful Surrey Countryside.
John Rowlands Pritchard
Saturday 3 June - Saturday 24 June
Exhibition of hand painted inscriptions on canvas panels featuring texts on Angels, Music, and from S T Coleridge 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.
Summer Colour
Tuesday 6 June - Saturday 1 July
Vibrant depictions of British wildflowers in brightly coloured raised acrylics. An exhibition by Gill Barratt to lift the spirits and herald the start of the summer.
Discovering Dinosaurs
Saturday 1 July - Saturday 2 September
Ever since huge bone fossils were discovered, dinosaurs haver sparked our imagination. Come and see our interactive child focused exhibition all about these amazing prehistoric animals.
The Rustic Renaissance: Haslemere's Arts and Crafts Heritage
Saturday 1 July - Saturday 2 September
This exhibition tells the intriguing story of how a group of craftspeople, inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, thrived in Haslemere in the early 1900s. Members of the movement collected 'Peasant 'Arts' from all over Europe and brought them back to inspire local artisans. It charts the developement of the coimmunity, illustrated by original artwork and artefacts from the European Peasant Art Collection..
Talks and Lectures
Haslemere Town Walk
Sunday 2nd July 2.30pm CANCELLED
THIS WALK WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 16TH JULY
Learn more about Haslemere High Street with local Historian Tim Winter. Meet outside the Museum.
Minimum Donation of £2.50 / No need to book
Haslemere Town Walk
Sunday 16th July 2.30pm
Learn more about Haslemere High Street with local Historian Tim Winter. Meet outside the Museum.
Minimum Donation of £2.50 / No need to book
Tea and Talk - The Rustic Renaissance: Haslemere's Arts and Crafts Heritage
Tuesday 25 July 2.30pm
Join Linsday Moreton, Collections Manager for an introduction to the diverse European Peasan Arts Collection and the crafts people who inspired the local Arts and Crafts Movement.
Members free / Non-members £3 /includes refreshments - no need to book
Haslemere Town Walk
Sunday 6th August 2.30pm
Learn more about the area around Church Lane, Tanners Lane and Lower Street with local historian Tim Winter. Some slight hills. Meet outside the Museum.
Minimum Donation of £2.50 / No need to book
Haslemere Town Walk
Sunday 17th September 2.30pm
Learn more about Haslemere High Street with local Historian and author Tim Winter. Meet outside the Museum.
Minimum Donation of £2.50 / No need to book
Tea and Talk - The Museum's Flower Table
Tuesday 26 September 2.30pm
Join Dr June Chatfield for a look at the history of the Museum's Flower Table, a feature of the Museum since 1893
Members free / Non-members £3 /includes refreshments - no need to book
Family Events
Opus Anglicanum Concert - THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
Saturday 10 June - 3.00pm
A Concert by the popular 'Opus Anglicanum' this could be the last chance to see Opus at the Museum. .
£15.00 (under 18 £5) / book in advance from Museum
Family Drop in Event - Swedith Straw Goats
Saturday 8 July 10.00 am - 12.00pm
Children's event run by the staff of the Horniman Museum to coincide with their loan of Swedish Straw Goats as part of The Rustic Renaissance exhibition and the Arts and Crafts weekend. .
free of charge / No need to book
Family Drop in Event - Fantastic Fossils
Thursday 27 July 10.30 am - 1.30pm
Examine the fossils in our handling collection, make a plaster 'fossil' to take home and do some fossil art activities. .
Members £2 / Non-members £4 / No need to book
Family Drop in Event - Build a dinosaur Challenge
Tuesday 1 August 11.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Join Brilliant Bricks to design and build a Lego dinosaur. Photos of the dinosaurs made will be put into our dinosaur exhibition. (NB Models cannot be taken home and numbers in the room may be limited for health and Safety reason) .
Members £3 / Non-members £5 / No need to book
Family Drop in Event - FALCONRY DISPLAY
Friday 4 August 1.00pm - 4.00pm
The FalconHigh Falconry Display Team will be here at 2pm and 3.30pm to give interactive flying display. 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 will be open
Family Drop in Event - EARLY BIRDS
Monday 7 August 11.00am - 1.00pm
Special opening for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition to come along and enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public. The galleries will be open and there will be an opportunity to handle special objects.
by donation - booking essential
Family Drop in Event - Dinosaur Delights
Tuesday 8 August 10.30am - 1.00pm
Join us for a fun morning of dinosaur themed arts and crafts activities.
Members £2 / Non-members £4 / No need to book
Family Drop in Event - Teddy Bears' Picnic and Mini Fete
Thursday 17 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 Drop in Event - Get Buzzing !
Thursday 24 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
Heritage Open Day
Saturday 9th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm
To celebrate heritage Open Days 2017, we will be playing traditional garden games in the Museum's beautiful gardens. Come along, join in the fun and why not visit our tea room to enjoy tea and cake
Free / No need to book
Haslemere Food Festival
Saturday 23rd September 10.00am - 4.00pm
Highlighting all that is great about local produce, the day will feature a packed programme of demonstratoins, children's entertainment (including an activity tent in partnership with the Museum) music, demonstrations and much much more.
Free Entry / ON LION GREEN
Early Years
Come along and enjoy our fun-filled sessions for children under 5 and their parents and carers
Where the Wild Things Are
Friday 9 June 10.30am - 11.30am
Be transported to a far away land as Max travels to find where the wild things live.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Weird and Wonderful Weaving
Friday 23 June 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Make a 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
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Friday 7 July 10.30am - 11.30am
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 8 September 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to the story of The Very Busy Spider and helpmake a giant spiders web. see if we can capture some web from the Museum' garden.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Sea Shells on the Sea Shore
Friday 22 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
Come along and enjoy our fun-filled sessions for children 5 to 11 years old
Childhood in the Second world War
Saturday 6 May 10.30am - 12.00pm
Find out about evacuees and rationing and what it might have been like to be a child in WW2
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Magnificent Mobiles
Tuesday 30 May 10.30am - 12.00pm
Be inspired by the flying animals in our collections and make a magnificent flying mobile to take home.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Book Sculptures and Pictures
Saturday 3 June 10.30am - 12.00pm
Use your imagination to turn old books into pieces of art by folding or cutting the pages to create both 3D pieces and pictures
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Weather Vane
Saturday 1 July 10.30am - 12.00pm
Have a look at our weather vane and design your own. Then transform yhour design into a miniature weather vane to take home.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Clay-osaurus!
Tuesday 25 July 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join ceramicist Jane Hite for a dinosaur themed clay workshop
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Dinoaur Diorama
Thursday 3 August 10.30am - 12.00pm
Have a look at our Dinosaur Exhibition and then create a dirorama depicting the world that dinosaurs inhabited.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Amazing Ammonites
Thursday 10 August 10.30am - 12.00pm
Be inspired by the wonderful fossil ammonites in the Museum's collection and make amazing ammonite based works of art.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Seven Wonders
Tuesday 15 August 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join us as we consider the seven wonders of the world, ancient, modern and natural.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Discovering Dinosaurs
Tuesday 22 August 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join Brilliant Bricks for an exciting morning of lego! What will palaeontologist Betty Brickley and Brad Brickston find as they travel to a remote island off the coast of Costa Rica where Dinosaurs are rumoured to still exist and roam the island?
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Butterflies and Beautiful Minibeasts
Saturday 2 September 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join us for a look at some of these beautiful creatures and the opportunity to create artwork inspired by them.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
special events
Opus Anglicanum Concert - THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
Saturday 10 June - 3.00pm
A Concert by the popular 'Opus Anglicanum' .
£15.00 (under 18 £5) / book in advance from Museum
The Rude Mechanical Theatre - The Commercial Traveller
Saturday 10 June 6.00pm gates open for picnics - show starts 7.30pm
The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre will be performing here again this summer with a brand new play, The Commercial Traveller, set in 1924 London. Funny and romantic it demonstrates the gritty determination to overcome an apparently unassailable problem through absolute love .
£16.00 tickets (some concessions) on sale from Haslemere Hall or / The Rude Mechanical /book in advance
SISATA in partnership with the Lighthouse, Poole perform OTHELLO
Monday 3rd July 2017 gates open for picnics at 5.30pm - show starts 6.30pm
Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K Parkin. Dorset born, Hove based SISATA present a radical re-imagining of Shakespeare's 'Othello' In a fast-paced telling of jealousy, love and ambition, four actors play multiple roles in this masterful debate on the human condition.
£ 10, Child/Concessions: £8, Family: £30 / SISATA /book in advance
Haslemere Arts and Crafts Weekend
Friday 7 - Sunday 9 July 2017

This summer, Haslemere will play host to an Arts and Crafts Weekend to celebrate the town's rich Arts and Crafts heritage. The weekend of special events, organised by Haslemere Museum and supported by Haslemere Events and the Visitor Information Centre, promises a fascinating insight into the Arts and Crafts Movement. Highlights include an evening talk with Eric Knowles, antiques expert who has graced the BBC's Antiques Roadshow programme, a trail around the Arts and Crafts industry buildings and houses of Haslemere, a guided tour of Gertrude Jekyll's iconic garden at Munstead Wood, dinner by candlelight at St Christopher's Church and much more. There will be an exhibition at the Museum entitled 'The Rustic Renaissance' which runs throughout July and August, telling the intriguing story of how this remarkable group of craftspeople thrived in Haslemere in the early 1900s, illustrated by original artwork and artefacts from the European Peasant Arts Collection.

For more information, please contact haslemerevisitor@haslemere.com or phone 01428 645425

THE GUILDBURYS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT NELL GWYNN
27th - 29th July 2017 8.00pm show starts gates open 90 minutes prior to performance for picnics
The return of the talented Guildburys Theatre company in the Museum gardens. The story of orange seller, Nell Gwynn, is as colourful as a novel, yet it is true. Nells rise from the misery of Coal Yard Alley to become Britains first celebrity actress, winning the heart of the king along the way, is the stuff of dreams. But there is a price to pay. At a time when women are little more than possessions, can her undoubted charm and indomitable spirit protect her from the court plotters and schemers? And what will be the cost?
Early bird before 1st July £15.00 evenings / £12 (Child/Student).
After 1st July £17.00 evenings / £14 (child/student).
Dedicated online booking / book in advance
Outside Cinema - Mamma Mia
Saturday 2nd September gates open 6.30pm for picnics film starts at 8pm
Grab a friend, a blanket and a picnic for a night under the stars watching this feel good film.
Tickets £13.50 plus booking fee / book in advance at https://www.sunsetcinema.events/
Tennis Tournament
Thursday 7th September - times to be confirmed
Tennis Laughter and a super lunch. Play on a court in Haslemere area then enjoy a delicious lunch at the Museum before returning for the final match at Haslemere Recreational ground. To play please contact Jo Allen on joallenhighfield@hotmail.com or telephone 01428 643565. If you have a court at your home that can be used on the day please let us know! .
Players£20.00 / book in advance
Foxbridge Golf Day
Friday 29th September - start times to be confirmed
Get a team of four together and play at this popular venue in Kirdford in aid of the Museum. Bacon rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf with halfway refreshments and buffet after play. To register your team please contact Heather Gross at office@haslemeremuseum.co.uk.
Team of 4 Players £200.00 / book in advance