Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
Winter Fiesta - Helen Wellington
Runs 1 December to 28 December
'Winter Fiesta' will be an explosion of colour and expressive artworks from Artist Helen Wellington BA (hons) and Mine Zabci BA (hons). Helen is an mixed media Artist and enjoys using strong colour and Threads in her work to express the line continuum as in 'Threads of Thought' She studied at the University for Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham Surrey and lives and works on a farm in Dogmersfield Hampshire. Mine Zabci BA (hons) also studied at the UCA Farnham and is an expressive spontaneous Artist, she uses 'The Moment' as her inspiration. Mine fills her canvas's with exciting and energetic colour, using emotion and mark making to deliver her vibrant and heart felt feelings.
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.
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 Wildlife and Natural History of Coastal British Columbia
Tuesday 28 January | 2.30pm
Join Lee Morgan as he explores the rich coastal waters and rugged, rocky shores of Vancouver Island and ventures deep into the remote wilderness of The Great Bear Rainforest in search of some of British Columbia's most iconic species.
Members FREE | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Creative Well-being Workshops: A Look at Peasant Art
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: Santa's Victorian Parlour
Friday 20 December | 11.30am - 4pm
Saturday 21 December | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Monday 23 December | 11am - 3pm
Tuesday 24 December | 10.30am - 12.30pm
Come and visit Santa as he takes times our before Christmas, to relax in his charming Victorian Parlour. Your little ones can tell him all their special Christmas wishes and each child will receive a gift to take home.
Members £4 | Non Members £5 | No need to book
Family Event: Haslemere Mummers
Saturday 21 December | 11am
Come along to a performance of this traditional English folk play, full of colourful characters and comic drama, providing 20 minutes of fun for everyone!
Donations welcome | No need to book
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.
The Gruffalo
Friday 6 December | 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to this modern classic story and make your very own wonderful Gruffalo picture to take home with you.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Christmas Decorations
Friday 20 December | 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to a lovely, festive story and make your very own crafty Christmas decoration to take home.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
No Place like Home
Friday 10 January | 10.30am - 11.30am
Come and see our amazing dolls' house, listen to a story and make your own creative collage of a house.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
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 24 January | 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.
The Birth of Abstract Art
Saturday 7 December | 10.30am - 12.00pm
75 years after Kandinsky's death, discover why he is credited as the pioneer of abstract art and create your own artwork to take away.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Christmas Crafts
Saturday 21 December | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Enjoy a fun filled morning making a variety of creative Christmas crafts to take home with you.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Rationing Reality
Saturday 11 January | 10.30am - 12.00pm
80 years on from the introduction of rationing in WWII, we take a look at what things were rationed and ask how we would cope today?
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
National Storytelling Week
Saturday 11 January | 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
Saturday 11 January | 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 11 January | 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
Cards for Good Causes
Thursday 17 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.
Santa's Victorian Parlour
Friday 20 December | 11.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday 21 December | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Monday 23 December | 11.00am - 3.00pm
Tuesday 24 December | 10.30am - 12.30pm
Come and visit Santa as he takes time out before Christmas to relax in his charming Victorian Parlour. Yours little ones can tell him all their Christmas wishes and each child will receive a gift to take home.
Members £4 | Non-Members £ 5 No need to book
Early Birds Santa's Parlour
Monday 23 December | 10am - 11am
Special opening of Santa's Victorian Parlour, for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition.
Members £4 | Non Members £5 |Book in advance Click here to book online
Haslemere Mummers
Saturday 21 December | 11.00am
Come along to a performance of this traditional English folk play, full of colourful characters and comic drama, providing 20 minutes of fun for everyone!
Donations welcome | No need to book
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