Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
Shared Art Group - Moving Pictures
Saturday 31 March - Saturday 21 April
Shared Art Group return with another exciting exhibition. This years theme of 'Moving Pictures' will be depicted with paint, glass, textiles and resin.
Inner Sounds - British Tapestry Group
Wednesday 4 April - Saturday 21 April
An exhibition of contemporary hand-woven art from nationally and internationally exhibiting artists on the theme of Inner Sounds. Curated by the British Tapestry Group South East the exhibition showcases works exploring our inner sounds as visualised in an stimulus overloaded world and challenges us as both listener and maker.
A Celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Undershaw
Saturday 5 May - Saturday 26 May
This is a chance to learn more about the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His home in Surrey, Undershaw, represents a special place in literary history and welcomed many eminent figures of the day to exchange ideas. It is now home to Stepping Stones School who will present this exhibition. Sherlock Holmes, reborn at Undershaw, is one of the most iconic figures in literature and possibly his methods and critical thinking are even more relevant today.
Bryan Ceney
Saturday 12 May - Saturday 2 June
The eclectic and vibrant artwork of Bryan Ceney returns to Haslemere with an uplifting and thought-provoking exhibition.
Lest We Forget
Saturday 2 June - Wednesday 20 June
A commemorative exhibition to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War - 'The War to End all Wars' with a uniquely local perspective, including first-hand accounts of the experiences of local men and women and research done by local schoolchildren. A wide range of artefacts, both allied (Britain, France, Russia and the United States) and central powers (Germany, Austria- Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria) from the European and African theatres of war will be on display, ranging from water canteens and belt buckles to helmets and weapons.
A Summer Exhibition
Saturday 9 June - Friday 22 June
A summer exhibition celebrating beautiful hand crafted ceramics, and stunning original oil paintings by local artists Gemma Wightman and Philippa Richardson.
Talks and Lectures
Haslemere Natural History Society AGM and Lecture
Saturday 21 April | 2.15pm | 3pm Lecture
Following the AGM, there will be a lecture by Mike Coates, Reserve Manager at RSPB Farnham Heath, who will be explaining the ongoing conservation work. Please go to the Haslemere Natural History Society website for more details.
AGM HNHS Members Only / Lecture Members Free / Non-members £4 / No need to book
Tea and Talk: St Christopher's - the Daughter Church
Tuesday 22 May | 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 Frankie Gaiter, former Church Warden, to find out more about Haslemere's other Church.
Members FREE / Non-members £3 / includes refreshments / No need to book
Family Events
Town Crier's Competition
Monday 7 May 2018 | from 10am
Come and enjoy the Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! from a gaggle of Town Crier's as they deliver their proclamations and compete for some prestigious prizes at this very entertaining biennial competition that takes place in the beautiful grounds of the Museum on Charter Fair Day. More information to follow.
By Donation to the Museum / No need to book
Family Event - Early Birds
Wednesday 30 May | 9.00am - 10.00am
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 too.
By Donation to the Museum / Booking Essential
Family Drop in Event - Mill Cottage Farm
Thursday 31 May | 11.00am - 3.00pm
The farm comes to Haslemere Museum. A selection of friendly farm animals to feed, groom and stroke, in the Museum's beautiful garden, along with art activities inside. Access to animals will be restricted for a lunch break.
Members £3 / Non-members £5 per person / 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.
Twit Twoo
Friday 20 April | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Meet the owls in our collection as you join us for an owl related session with stories and activities.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Pond Dipping
Friday 4 May | 10.30am - 11.30am
Join us for a pond dipping session at the Museum and discover what fascinating creatures live in this strange underwater world.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Animal Safari
Friday 18 May | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Come on a Safari of the gallery to spot the different animals and then do some amazing animal activities.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Noah's Ark
Friday 8 June | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
The animals came in two by two but we only seem to have one. Help us find the second one in the galleries, listen to the story and do a colouring for our giant ark.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Busy Buzzy Bees
Friday 22 June | 10.30am - 11.30am
Come and visit our beehive and learn all about the bees who live at the Museum.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
And After That He Ate Them!
Friday 6 July | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Come and find out all about different invertebrates through local artist Leon Hill's fun book and then look in the garden to see what we can find.
Children £2 / Adults £1 / No need to book
Wings and Things
Friday 20 July | 10.30am - 11.30am
Join us in the Museum garden to explore the world of birds and insects.
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.
Super Solar System
Saturday 5 May | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Learn about the wonders of the solar system and make some related works of art.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Booking advisable
Pond Dipping
Tuesday 29 May | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Take a look at the amazing wildlife that lives in the Museum's beautiful.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Booking advisable
Rocket Power
Saturday 2 June | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join us for a morning of rockets to celebrate the 90th anniversary this month of the first manned flight of a rocket powered aircraft.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Booking advisable
Investigating Invertabrates
Saturday 7 July | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Join us as we look into the world of invertebrates and find out how important they are to us, with a chance to look in the grounds and also investigate our handling collection.
Members £5 / Non-members £7 / Booking advisable
special events
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk - High Street
Sunday 6 May | 2.30pm
Discover more about the fascinating history of the town on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet outside Haslemere Museum.
Suggested Donation £2.50 to the Museum / No need to book
Annual Plant Sale
Saturday 12 May | 11.00am - 1.00pm | Garden Surgery and Tea Room open from 10.30am
Haslemere Museum's annual Plant Sale promises a fabulous selection of bedding, vegetable and perennial plants, some very unusual, all at very reasonable prices. It is a lovely opportunity not only to brighten up your garden, but also to help the Museum as all proceeds go towards the work of the Museum.
No Entrance Fee / Tea Room Open
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk - Church Lane, Tanners Lane and Lower Street
Sunday 3 June | 2.30pm
Explore Church Lane, Tanners Lane and Lower Street and find out more about the rich heritage of the area, on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet outside Haslemere Museum.
Suggested Donation £2.50 to the Museum / No need to book
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company - Oberon's Cure
Saturday 9 June | 7.30pm | Doors open for picnics from 6.30pm
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company, who specialise in iconic outdoor theatre, will be returning to the Museum, with a new play - 'Oberon's Cure' - a beautiful poetic play where the human and fairy worlds collide in this hilarious prequel to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. So why not grab a picnic and head to our lawns and enjoy a highly entertaining evening at the Museum.
Tickets at £16 with concessions available from The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company
The Haslemere Gin Festival 2018
Saturday 23 June | 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Haslemere will host its first ever Gin Festival jointly organised by Visit Haslemere and the Museum. Gin enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet local distillers in person, chat about their gin and sample unusual and intriguing varieties, take part in informative masterclasses which will take place throughout the evening and hear talks from gin industry experts. There will also be a selection of live music and some fantastic food too.
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk - High Street
Sunday 8 July | 2.30pm
Discover more about the fascinating history of the town on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet outside Haslemere Museum.
Suggested Donation £2.50 to the Museum / No need to book
Chapterhouse Theatre Company - Sense and Sensibility
Wednesday 25 July | 7.00pm | Doors open for picnics from 5.30pm
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company as they perform magical theatre for the first time at the Museum this summer. As Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society, this exquisite and lively tale, follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner.
Tickets available from Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk - Sicklemill, Shottermill and Weyhill
Sunday 5 August | 2.30pm
Learn more about Sicklemill, Shottermill and Wey Hill areas, on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. The walk starts at Wey Hill fairground car park. Approximately two miles and includes a steep hill and footbridge.
Suggested Donation £2.50 to the Museum / No need to book
Historic Haslemere Guided Town Walk - High Street
Sunday 2 September | 2.30pm
Discover more about the fascinating history of the town on this guided town walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet outside Haslemere Museum.
Suggested Donation £2.50 to the Museum / No need to book