Haslemere Educational Museum
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What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
GladRags Exhibition
Monday 17 May - November
Devised by Artist Diana Burch and Haslemere Museum, a community patchwork has been created that shows our community's resilience and creativity. The patchwork reflects all the things that made our community glad during the coronavirus pandemic. People were invited to contribute a 15cm patchwork square (with a bit of extra border if possible) that could be stitched together. Ahead of all the panels being exhibited together here at the Museum in December, we are showing a taster of these with two panels on display in our reception area. This an opportunity to see many of the glorious creations that were submitted, that tell the tale of the last year in our lives. The two panels on display will be rotated regularly so if you are interested in a specific square, please do call ahead of your visit to see if it is on display

Georgina Ling paintings exhibition
Saturday 5 June - Saturday 3 July
Georgina studied at Chelsea School of Art, taught by Elizabeth Frink and also at St Martins in London. She initially worked in advertising and then at the Victorian Society which helped save Victorian buildings including St Pancras Station. During the 1970's she made the brave move of setting herself up as a professional watercolour artist. She started selling watercolours at the Burwash Gallery and New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham.

She moved to Haslemere in 1976 where she had a studio. Her timing could not have been better. With the increased wealth during the 80s she found a market for local and foreign views and house portraits which took her all over the South of England and on painting trips to Europe with friends. Her main exhibitions were held locally both at Haslemere Museum and Haslemere Hall.

new Horizons -Lauren Baker
Saturday 12 June - Saturday 26 June
Lauren Baker was born in Surrey in 2000, and has grown up with a close affinity to the sea. The exhibition 'New Horizons' signifies the beginning of her next chapter as an artist, and it is especially poignant after one of our most challenging periods which has affected so many.

HEATHS BELOW THE DOWNS

Enter a virtual photo exhibition of heath landscapes

Heathlands form an essential part of the South Downs National Park. They were shaped by centuries of use in a less intensive rural economy. Lowland heaths, such as the landscape on Black Down, now form one of the rarest habitats in Britain.

The photographs in this exhibition give a personal impression of a landscape which was created unintentionally by human activity, and which is now preserved as a habitat in its own right. Much of what was once heath is now closer to woodland, and efforts to maintain and restore heathland habitats are an ongoing process.

South Downs National Park

Anne-Katrin Purkiss is a freelance photographer. The images in this exhibition were inspired by her commissions for the South Downs National Park Authority and its five-year project 'Heathlands Reunited', which will be concluded later this year.

She has previously exhibited 'Faces of the South Downs', a collection of portrait photographs, in the in the Museum's Haslemere Room.

Heath Robinson Exhibition
Saturday 3 July - Saturday 28th August
William Heath Robinson is an artist whose work, whether in is well known humourous drawings or his illustrations for Kipling, Shakespeare or children's stories, is integral to British cultural heritage. His name entered the lexicon as early as 1912 and is still in daily use to describe the kind of ad hoc contraptions that featured in many of his cartoons.

Brick Flicks Exhibition
Saturday 3 July - Tuesday 31 August
Brick Flicks is an exhibition of some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of all time recreated in LEGO bricks. Each familiar scene has been carefully photographed to mimic the staging and lighting of the original movie. How many can you recognise and name without reading the captions?

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.
Where's My Teddy
Friday 25 June | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Listen to this charming story and then take part in a craft activity and explore the galleries to find our cheeky hidden teddies.
Tickets from £1 | Book in advance Click here to book online
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Friday 2 July | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Listen to this much loved tale of one special caterpillar and then explore the garden and galleries to see if you can find anymore curly caterpillars or beautiful butteflies.
Tickets from £1 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Spin a Web
Friday 10 September | 10.30am - 11.30am
Listen to the story of The Very Busy Spider and help make a giant spider's web. See if we can capture some webs together from the Museum's garden.
Tickets from £1 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Sea Shells on the Seashore
Friday 24 September | 10.30am - 11.30am
Marvel at the beauty of the shells in our handling collection and get creative to make a shell picture.
Tickets from £1 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Events
Family Drop-in Get Buzzing!
Wednesday 28 July | 11.00am - 3.00pm
Come along and learn about our bees, visit the observation hive and take part in some bee related craft activities.
Tickets from £ 2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Early Birds
Monday 2 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.
Tickets by donation | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Drop-in Ancient Egyptians
Thursday 5 August | 10.30am - 1.00pm
Join us for a morning of Ancient Egyptian craft and art activities, including a look at hieroglyphs and mummification. For an extra 50p order a mummification kit so you can mummify one of your cuddly toys.
Tickets from £ 2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Drop-in Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins
Tuesday 10 August | 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Meet the tortoise and ask our expert Jue Chatfield your questions about these fascinating creatures. These will be 25 minute sessions to control numbers.
Ticket £ 1 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Drop-in Teddy Bear's Picnic and Mini Fete
Tuesday 17 August | 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Come along for a traditional picnic (at 3pm) and mini fete. Children's tea, traditional games and fun stalls. Bring your teddy for a photo with Arthur the Bear.
FREE ENTRY - Children's tea and goody bag £ 4 | Book tea in advance Click here to book online
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.
Poster Art
Saturday 3 July | 10.30am - 12.00noon
To coincide with the opening of our Summer exhibition Brick Flicks and Children's Art week, we will take a look at the exhibition and then make our own film poster.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Piecing the Pieces
Tuesday 27 July | 10.30am - 12.00noon
As part of the Festival of Archaeology join us to try your hand at putting items back together to see what they are and examine some of our more ancient items from the handling collection.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Clay Creations
Tuesday 3 August | 10.30am - 12.00noon
Join ceramicist Jan Hite for a clay workshop using Sgraffito techniques of scratching in layers of colours.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Marvellous Marble and Devilish Domino Runs
Thursday 12 August | 10.30am - 12.00noon
Inspired by our Heath Robinson exhibition, join us to make some exciting marble and domino runs with some interesting twists and turns.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Brilliant Bows
Tuesday 17 August | 10.30am - 12.00noon
August sees the 675th anniversary of the battle of Crecy, where the English longbow proved superior to the French crossbow. We will look at the construction and use of both through historical records and model making.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
Tea and Talk - Honey Bees in the Local Landscape
Wednesday 30 June | 2.30pm
Join our Beekeeper Guy Thompson to hear about honey bees in the local landscape and how the Museum bees fit into this picture.
Tickets from £3 | Book in advance Click here to book online
special events
National Cream Tea Day at Haslemere Museum
Friday 25 June | 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm
Join us in the beautiful Museum garden to celebrate National Cream Tea Day. Cream tea includes scone, preserve, clotted cream, a glass of fizz and a pot of tea.
Ticket from £7.50 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Tea and Talk - Honey Bees in the Local Landscape
Wednesday 30 June | 2.30pm
Join our Beekeeper Guy Thompson to hear about honey bees in the local landscape and how the Museum bees fit into this picture.
Tickets from £3 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Creative and Well-being Workshops - Creative with Clay
Tuesday 3 August | 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 7pm - 9pm
Join ceramicist Jan Hite for a fun creative session for adults using Sgraffito techniques of scratching in layers of colour on ceramics. A cathartic, creative session for self-care.
Tickets from £10 | Book in advance Click here to book online