Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
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..
Surrey Tercentenary Exhibition
Tuesday 4 July - Saturday 22 July
Celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry. This travelling exhibition will be on display in the Museum reception area.
Iconic Art from Film and Screen
Thursday 27 July - Saturday 26 August
Pupils from Camelsdale have made black and white paintings on canvas to show iconic films and stage productions
Holy Cross Hospital
Tuesday 29 August - Saturday 30 August
Celebrating 100 years of care. Display panels trace the beginning of this unique charitable hospital in Haslemere and its on-going development
Haslemere Art Society - Annual Exhibition
Saturday 9 September - Saturday 16 September
Once again the Art Society will be showcasing their mixed media work, sculptures, paintings, pottery all produced by the very talented local group.
Saturday 9 September - Saturday 7 October
Using a wide range of media a group of local artists will be presenting work inspired by the Museum's collection.
Haslemere Camera Club
Tuesday 3 October - Saturday 28 October
The local Photographers of Haslemere once again come together to display their skilful work.
Terra Incognita
Saturday 25 September - Saturday 30 October
Grant Simon Rogers is a visual artist who lives and works between London & Berlin. His unusual style of photography references mid twentiethe century7 cinema technique known as "Day for Night" which gives the impression that many of the pictures are made in the night time or twilight hours.
Perspectives in Colour
Saturday 4 November - Saturday 25 November
An Exhibition of Paintings, collages Photography and Art Installatoin. Suzanne Riley and Alison Marston, both local artist, are combining their diverse artistic interests through exploring a variety of different medium to create an explosion of colour.
The Wey Valley Landscape Partnership
Monday 30 October - Saturday 25 November
An exhibition showcasing the improvements being made to the River Wey.
Different Strokes
Saturday 2 December - Saturday 30 December
Rob Jenkinson is a self-taught artist who specialises in oils, Gill Barratt uses a variety of media including oils, watercolour, pencil,crayon and acrylics. Both paint diverst subject matters although Gill is best known for her animal art.
Talks and Lectures
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
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
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
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
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