Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
celebration redesigned
Tuesday 14 March - Tuesday 18 April
Taking inspiration from our European Peasant Art Collection, where everyday items were embellished to celebrate eventsand love, this exhibition takes a modern view reusing & recycling to create celebration art pieces. Includes another chance to see our Community Mosaic.
st george's day
Tuesday 28 March - Saturday 29 April
The Haslemere branch of the Royal Society of St. George will have a display as to the aims of t he society and information as to its role as the premier patriotic society for England.
double vision
Friday 31st March - Saturday 15 April
Plein air painter Clare Bowen and landscape photographer Nick Oakley, a husband and wife team, present an extensi ve range of their original work, drawing inspiration from many varied places including the local area, the Lakes, Cornwall and Iceland.
a brush with nature
Wednesday 19 April - Saturday 6 May
The Shared Art group draw inspiration from this immense subject in their 11th exciting exhibition.
History of Haslemere
Tuesday 2 May - Saturday 27 May
Another look at our in-house exhibition on the History of Haslemere in words and pictures.
King Edwards School
Tuesday 2 May - Saturday 3 June
In 2017 King Edward's celebrates 150 years at Witley. The exhibition will highlight the history of the School throughout the centuries since being founded in 1553.
The Rise and Fall of the English Switzerland
Friday 12 May - Saturday 27 May
This exhibition by Marion Dell shows how from about 1880-1910 Hindhead flourished as a lively bohemian retreat, known for its healthy air as The English Switzerland. Marion will also be doing a talk for the Haslemere Festival.
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.
Talks and Lectures
Haslemere Natural History Society AGM and Talk
Saturday 22 April 2.15pm
After the meeting there will be a talk by Dave Burges. Dave led a walk for the Society over Black Down in April 2016 to look for birds and to hear early morning bird song (31 species were seen or heard). He believes Black Down is one of the best heathland sites for birds in the Haslemere Ares. He will follow up our April walk with more detail on unusual sightings and his observations on Dartford Warblers, Ravens and Crossbills. Visitors are welcome to join members for the talk at approx 3pm.
HNHS Members FREE / Non-Members £4
Haslemere Town Walk
Sunday 7 May 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
Haslemere since the Arrival of the Railway
Tuesday 23 May 2.30pm
As part of local history month join local historian Tim Winter to look at why, how, where and when the town developed and grew following the opening of the Railway in 1859.
Members FREE / Non-Members £1 / No need to book
Haslemere Town Walk
Sunday 4 June 2.30pm
Learn more about Sicklemill, Shottermill and Wey Hill with local historian Tim Winter. Start at Wey Hill (Fairground) car park. About 2 miles walk including steep footbridge
Minimum Donation of £2.50 / No need to book
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
Family Events
Plant Sale - Museum Fundraiser
Saturday 6 May 11.00am - 1.00pm
Organised by two of the Museum's Trustees all proceeds will go towards the Museum's upkeep. Will include a winde range of perennials, annuals, bedding plants plus garden statuary and much much more.
Cafe Open / free entrance
Sunset Cinema - GREASE
Friday 12 May 7pm gates open - film starts 8.45pm
Grab a friend, a blanket and a picnic and head to the lawns of the Haslemere Museum for a night under the stars watching a classic feel good film. Fantastic food stalls and bar will be available. .
£13.50 tickets on sale from / http://www.sunsetcinema.events /book in advance
Shells
Thursday 1 June 11.00am - 3.00pm
Come and Marvel at the Museum's shell handling collection, learn about how shells have been used in the past and then enjoy shell related crafts, including making your own shell creature and a place for it to live
Members £2 / Non-Members £4 / No need to book
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
Early Years
Come along and enjoy our fun-filled sessions for children under 5 and their parents and carers
Pond Dipping
Friday 28 April 10.30am - 11.30am
Discover the amazing unseen creatures under the water in the Museum's pond
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Swallow Tale
Friday 12 May 1.3pm - 2.30pm
Learn about the incredible journey and life of the swallow and make a simple swallow puppet
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum
Friday 26 May 10.30am - 11.30am
Join us for this popular story, a look at our fossils in the geology gallery and some dinosaur related colouring.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
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
museum explorers
Come along and enjoy our fun-filled sessions for children 5 to 11 years old
Celebration Cupcakes
Tuesday 18 April 10.30am - 12.00pm
Cakes are often made for celebrating events and inspired by our Celebration Redesigned exhibition came along and make a 'forever' celebration cupcake from a range of materials (a repeat of the 6 April Workshop)
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
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
special events
Haslemere Festival Talks
Saturday 12 May - Friday 19 May 2017
A variety of Topical and Anniversary talks will take place at the Museum. For further details please follow the link Festival Talks
Plant Sale - Museum Fundraiser
Saturday 6 May 11.00am - 1.00pm
Organised by two of the Museum's Trustees all proceeds will go towards the Museum's upkeep. Will include a winde range of perennials, annuals, bedding plants plus garden statuary and much much more.
Cafe Open / free entrance
Sunset Cinema - GREASE
Friday 12 May 7pm gates open - film starts 8.45pm
Grab a friend, a blanket and a picnic and head to the lawns of the Haslemere Museum for a night under the stars watching a classic feel good film. Fantastic food stalls and bar will be available. .
£13.50 tickets on sale from / Sunset Cinema /book in advance
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
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