Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Wildlife Through The Lens
Tuesday 31 January - Saturday 25 February
An exhibition illustrating the diversity of UK wildlife, captured in photographs by members of Haslemere Natural History Society
Children of Peace
Tuesday 14 February - Saturday 11 March
For 20 years, International Paint Pals has involved more than 200,000 kids from as young as 5 up to the age of 19 from 125 countries in art projects promoting peace, friendship, and human rights. This exhibition showcases some of the children's artwork
Art in the Making
Tuesday 18 February - Saturday 25 February
A remarkable exhibition by local artist and Museum patron, Roger Dellar ROI, PS, RI. Come along and view recent paintings many of which are of local scenes or have been painted on location. A unique opportunity to watch Roger painting in the Museum galleries too.
New Beginnings
Tuesday 28 February - Saturday 25 March
Barrow Hills Pre-Prep children learn about Spring during this term, focusing on new life and working towards their Easter production. Our older children have been producing a range of new art with their creative minds. They have been blending materials together to create new textures, intriguing patterns and unique figures.
Walking Away
Friday 3 March - Saturday 25 March
A wonderful exhibition by Sonya Vine. Atmospheric oil paintings showing snapshots of people and everyday life. Local scenes and dramatic light.
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 talk The Birding Bucket List
Saturday 11 March 2.15pm
Keith has seen almost 8,000 species of birds around the world in over 100 countries - something that only a few people have managed to achieve. So he is well-placed to select 20 of the best destinations to whet our appetite for some outstanding birdwatching opportunities. (Keith is Vice-President of the BTO and the County Bird Recorder for Hampshire.) Speaker: Keith Betton
HNHS Members FREE / Non-Members £4
Ancient Routes - Tea and Talk
Tuesday 21 March 2.30pm
Have you ever been out walking or driving and thought "That ditch looks a bit big"? Join Hugh Turrall-Clarke to learn about the area's ancient tracks, some of which have become roadways and others that have fallen into disuse. Includes tea and biscuits.
Members FREE / Non-Members £1
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
Family Events
Early Birds
Monday 10 April 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
Easter Egg-citement
Tuesday 11 April 10.30am - 1.00pm
Join us as we get creative and make lots of arts and crafts themed around Easter. There will also be a special Easter garden trail for children who will be rewarded with a chocolate treat when they find the characters hidden throughout the gardens
Members £2 / Non-Members £4 / No need to book
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
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
Early Years
Come along and enjoy our fun-filled sessions for children under 5 and their parents and carers
Oi! Get Off Our Train!
Friday 3 March 10.30am - 11.30pm
Listen to this John Burningham story and decide which Museum characters you want to ride on your train
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
There's a Monster Who Eats Books
Friday 17 March 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Listen to this fun story and find out a little about how books are made and how children's books in the past differ to those of today
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Hatch, Egg, Hatch!
Friday 31 March 10.30am - 11.30am
How do eggs hatch? Listen to the story to find out and make a nest for your very own chick
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
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
Barmy Bunting
Saturday 4 March 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join us to make wonderful bunting for our new exhibition using a range of recycled materials and different techniques
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Matisse - 'The Snail'
Saturday 1 April 10.30am - 12.00pm
Learn how Matisse took inspiration from natural forms to create this famous picture and then make your own version inspired by items in our Natural History Gallery
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Celebration Cupcakes
Thursday 6 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
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
Colourful Crockery
Thursday 13 April 10.30am - 12.00pm
Be inspired by beautiful German and Swiss ceramic bowls from the Museum's Peasant Art collection and our Celebration exhibition and paint your very own celebration bowl
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Book in advisable
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
The next exciting HYPE team project at Haslemere Museum is one not to be missed! A unique opportunity to create amazing artwork with artist Diana Burch as part of the Museum's new exciting exhibition 'Celebration Redesigned'. Taking inspiration from the European Peasant Arts Collection where simple everyday items were embellished to celebrate events and love, the exhibition will take a modern view using recycled materials to create celebration art pieces. Open to all pupils from Year 6 and above, all participants will receive a Discover Arts Award Certificate and, if they wish, can go on to gain a Bronze or Silver award too (this will require extra work and moderate costs).

Introductory Session
Saturday 4th February | 12.30pm
(An introductory session to the project for all pupils)

Art Workshops Group 1
Tuesday 14th February | 2-4pm
Wednesday 15th February | 2-4pm
(For pupils attending Surrey schools)

Art Workshops Group 2
Tuesday 21st February | 2-4pm
Wednesday 22nd February | 2-4pm
(For pupils attending West Sussex and Hampshire schools)

£15 per participant to include refreshments, materials and Discover Arts Award Certificate

To find out more or to book a place, please contact Kay Topping, Education Officer on 01428 642112 education@haslemeremuseum.co.uk.

* Please note to allow for the differences in the February half-term, there will be two groups running during both sets of holiday dates.

Haslemere Arts and Crafts Weekend
Friday 7 - Sunday 9 July 2017
Haslemere is hosting its first Arts and Crafts Weekend celebrating Haslemere's rich Arts and Crafts heritage. During the weekend, there will be celebrity and expert talks providing an insight into the fascinating arts and crafts movement, as well as an exhibition here at the Museum which will run throughout July and August based around our remarkable European Peasant Arts Collection. Highlights also include a guided walking tour, visits to Arts and Crafts buildings as well as other special events throughout the weekend.

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