Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Pilgrim and Russell - Recent Abstract Paintings
Runs 9 October to 21 October
Peter Pilgrim and Bruce Russell have remarkably parallel professional stories, both creative and academic over fifty years. The vibrant abstract paintings reflect their lifetimes' journey - Pilgrim's long career in textile design, lately transitioning to canvas, and Russell's much earlier migration from typography to paint. They share the influence of contemporary jazz with its free-flowing fusion of structure and improvisation. Both have exhibited around the world and have works in international collections.
Surrey Contemporaries - Autumn Art Exhibition
Runs 26 October to 9 November
Surrey Contemporaries are a group of locally-based artists, who enjoy painting and exhibiting their work together. Working mainly in acrylics and oils, but with the odd watercolour and linoprint thrown in, their work is varied and covers a wide range of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, animal art, portraiture and abstract art - all with a contemporary twist. They will be holding a "Meet the Artists" on Saturday 26th October between 11.00 and 2.00 pm so do pop along to see the art, enjoy a "drink and a bite" and chat to the artists about their work. For further information, visit their website: www.surreycontemporaries.co.uk
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.
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
Tea and Talk: Haslemere BioBlitz
Tuesday 26 November | 2.30pm
Looking for something different to do? Then why not come along and enjoy our informal talks for adults with tea and biscuits. Hear all about the BioBlitz held here in June from President of Haslemere Natural History Society, Dr Andy Swan.
Members FREE | Non Members £3 | Includes tea and biscuits | No need to book
Creative Well-being Workshops: A Crafty Christmas
Thursday 28 November | 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 festive arts and crafts. make some time for you and your well-being.
Members £6 | Non Members £9 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Events
Family Event: Haunted Halloween
Thursday 31 October | 1.30pm - 4pm
Come along and make Halloween related crafts. Bring a pumpkin to carve and take part in our Halloween procession through Haslemere, which gathers at the Museum at 4pm and finishes, with a treat, in the town's central car park.
Members £2 | Non Members £4 | No need to book
Family Event: Night in the Museum
Thursday 31 October | 6pm for 7pm
Enjoy a special Halloween opening of the Museum. Doors open at 6pm so you can explore the dark galleries (bring a torch) and buy a drink and popcron before watching a classic film in the Lecture Hall.
Members £5 | Non Members £6 | Book in advance
Family Event: Firework and Bonfire evening
Saturday 2 November | Doors open 6.30pm | Fireworks at 7.30pm followed by the lighting of the Bonfire!
Make sure you celebrate Bonfire night in style with a dazzling firework show with entertainment from Haslemere Rock Choir. There will be food and drink available on the night. Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT.
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.
Fancy Footwork
Friday 18 October | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
How does your footprint differ from oher animals? Find out and make your own footprints to take home. Please bring wellies/old shoes or be prepared to get paint covered feet!
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Elmer and Wilbur
Friday 8 November | 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to this story, make your own patchwork elephant and see if you can find elephants hiding in the galleries.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
Snail Trail
Friday 22 November | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Follow the story of one snail's trail as he journeys around the garden and then make a trail of your own.
Children £2 | Adults £1 | No need to book
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
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.
Optical Illusions
Tuesday 29 October | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Inspired by Bridget Riley discover Op art, also known as optical art, a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Part of our Family Arts Festival events.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking in advance
Saturday 2 November | 10.30am - 12.00pm
We look at the origins of fireworks and create some "firework" art.
Members £5 | Non Members £7 | Booking in advance
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 | Booking in advance
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 | Booking in advance
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.
Early Birds
Monday 28 October | 9am - 10am
Special opening of the Museum, 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.
Donations welcome | Booking in advance
Firework and Bonfire Evening
Saturday 2 November | 6.30pm doors open Fireworks at 7.30pm
Make sure you celebrate Bonfire night in style with a dazzling firework show by FAB Fireworks and as the night draws in, the event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit. There will be seasonal food and drink available too including burgers, hotdogs and mulled wine! Wrap up and enjoy a show of spectacular colours in the beautiful Museum garden! Tickets for the Bonfire and Fireworks are now SOLD OUT.
Christmas Shopping Event
Thursday 21 November | 5.00pm - 7.00pm
A special opening of the Museum shop with festive entertainment, refreshments and children's crafts. Museum members will receive 15% discount on all shop purchases.
Visit Santa at the Museum
Sunday 1 December | 11.00am - 3.00pm
Santa will be paying a surprise visit to the Museum as part of the Haslemere Christmas Market. So bring your little ones along to meet Santa, where they can tell him all their special Christmas wishes. Each child will receive a gift to take home. The tea room will be open for tasty seasonal treats too.
per child for Santa Visit £3 | No need to book
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
Tuesdya 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 littles 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.
Donations welcome | Booking in advance
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