Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Exhibitions
Under the Sea
Saturday 2 July - 31 August
A family friendly exhibition with an underwater theme. Interactives and information will give some extraordinary facts about this hidden world and the creatures that live there.
The Best of Art Vinyl
Saturday 2 July - 31 August
This exhibition celebrates the very best in contemporary record sleeve design. Each year since 2005, Art Vinyl has compiled a short list of the most creative and well-designed record covers of the year, making an archive of stunning designs from the past seventeen years. The top six from each year will be on display. A touring exhibition from the Civic, Barnsley.

Heritage Open Days
Friday 2 September - 1 October
Displays at the museum and at Haslemere Station tell the history and impact of the 19th century arrival of the railway. A further display tells the story of how the production of the modern recorder is linked to Haslemere and answers intriguing questions such as: how was an item of railway lost property instrumental in the popularising of the recorder in the 20th century?
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.
Wings & Things
Friday 8 July | 10.30am - 11.30am
Join us in the museum garden to explore the world of birds and insects.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance
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And After that he Ate Them!
Friday 22 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.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance
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Maisie Goes to the Museum
Friday 9 September | 10.30am - 11.30am
Join us for this story and see how Haslemere Museum differs from the museum Maisie visits.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance
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Three Little Pigs
Friday 23 September | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Make puppets and/or houses to act out this popular children's story.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance
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Family Events
Pond Dipping
Thursday 28 July | 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Discover the creatures living the Museum's pond.
Members £2 | Non-Members £4 | Book in advance
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Mill Cottage Farm Experience
Thursday 4 August | 11am - 3pm
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.
Members £3 | Non-Members £5 | Price per person | Book in advance Click here to book online
Early Birds
Monday 8 August | 11am - 1pm
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 | Book in advance
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Meet The Beekeepers
Tuesday 9 August | 12noon - 3pm
A chance to find out all about the fascinating world of bees and how to look after them.
Free
Fantastic Fish
Thursday 11 August | 10.30am - 1pm
To coincide with our Under the Sea exhibition we will be making all sorts of fishy arts and crafts.
Members £2 | Non-Members £4 | Book in advance
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Meet The Tortoise
Tuesday 16 August | 1pm - 4pm
Meet the tortoise and ask our expert June Chatfield your questions about tortoises.
£1 per person | Book in advance
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Marine Mammals
Thursday 18 August | 10.30am - 1pm
A look at this fascinating groups of animals and some related arts and craft activities.
Members £2 | Non-Members £4 | Book in advance
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Teddy Bears' Picnic
Tuesday 23 August | 1.30pm - 4pm
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with a traditional picnic and mini fete in our beautiful garden. There will be games, stalls and more. Enter our competition for 'Royal Jubilee dressed teddy'.
Children's tea & goody bag £4 | FREE Entry | Book in advance
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Lego Challenge
Thursday 25 August | 10.15am & 12noon
Join Brilliant Bricks to design and build a Lego under the sea seascape and the things that lurk under the water.
Members £3 | Non-Members £5 | Accompanying Adults £1 | Book in advance
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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.
Weaving Fish
Saturday 2 July | 10.30am - 12noon
Join us for a morning making fish for our new exhibition. We will be weaving materials onto large fish shaped frames and also making some smaller examples to take home.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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The Stone Age
Tuesday 26 July | 10.30am - 12noon
As part of the Festival of Archaeology we take a look at our early history.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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Underwater Dioramas
Tuesday 2 August | 10.30am - 12noon
Join us to make a 3D underwater scene inspired by our Under the Sea exhibition.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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Get Buzzing
Tuesday 9 August | 10.30am - 12noon
Learn about our bees and do some bee-related crafts.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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Lego: Under the Sea
Tuesday 16 August | 10.30am - 12noon
Join Brilliant Bricks for an exciting morning of Lego! Intrepid explorers Betty and Brad are on an underwater adventure discovering new animal and plant life. Build how they travel around and the things they discover.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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Shell Creatures
Tuesday 30 August | 10.30am - 12noon
Invoke seaside memories and create some shell creatures.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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Terrific Trains
Saturday 3 September | 10.30am - 12noon
Find out how the coming of the railway affected the town of Haslemere and make some paper train models.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance
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Talks, Walks, Lectures and Workshops
Town Walks
with Local historian Tim Winter
Shottermill, Sicklemill & WeyHill Sunday 10 July | 2.30pm
A circular walk starting and finishing at the Wey Hill car park opposite St Christopher's Green. Approximately two miles and taking around two hours.
Please make a donation
Tea & Talks
Honey Bees in the Local Landscape
Tuesday 26 July | 2.30pm
Join our beekeeper Guy Thompson for a talk about how the landscape affects honey bees.
Members FREE | Non-Members £3
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Creative Workshops - Under the Sea
with local Artist Diana Burch
Tuesday 2 August | 2.30 - 4.30pm & 7 - 9pm
Take inspiration from our Under the Sea exhibition, using water colours and other techniques to create an underwater scene.
Members £10 | Non-Members £15
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Town Walks
with Local historian Tim Winter
High Street & Petworth Road Sunday 7 August | 2.30pm
Start outside the museum. Walk takes around 1.5 hours.
Please make a donation
Garden Tour
Wednesday's 24 August and 14 September | 2pm
Join our longstanding volunteer and natural history expert Dr June Chatfield, for a guided tour of the Museum's gorgeous gardens. Small groups will be guided around the gardens, which hold a wealth of history and botanical wonder. For a suggested donation of £5 per person, come and learn all about the wonders and wildlife just off the High Street!
Town Walks
with Local historian Tim Winter
Church Lane, Tanners Lane & Lower Street Sunday 4 September | 2.30pm
Start outside the museum. Walk takes around 1.5 hours.
Please make a donation
Tea & Talks
What is History?
Tuesday 20th September| 2.30 pm
Join our archive volunteer Chris Hinton, as he discusses 'What is History?' with help from items from the Museum archive.
Members FREE | Non-Members £3
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Creative Workshops - Dyeing Art
with local Artist Diana Burch
Wednesday 21 September | 2.30 - 4.30pm & 7 - 9pm
For this session we will be looking at natural dyes and weaving.
Members £10 | Non-Members £15
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special events
Flora's Peverel
A local play by John Owen Smith
Sunday 17 July | 2.30pm
This play brings to life the period 1916-1928 in Liphook (her 'Peverel') when, against the odds, she won the fight to write.
Children Of The Revolution
The Spirit of Woodstock: The next chapter...
Friday 26 August | 7pm
A highly dynamic & energetic collage of the stories, the time, the people, the music. A romp through the 70's.
Uncomfortably Close To History - Jock Gardner:
Eric Ravillious as War Artist
Saturday 3rd September | 2.30pm
Eric Ravilious, 20th century artist had a brief career as a war artist in the Second World War. This talk will describe his progress to this point, taking in a wide range of activities and also a look at his wartime work.
£6 per person | Book in advance
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Annual Museum Golf Day
Friday 16th September | Chiddingfold Golf Club
Our fundraising golf day is open to teams of 4 players, held over 18 holes with refreshments throughout the day. For more details and an entry form email membership@haslemeremuseum.co.uk
Haslemere Food Festival
Saturday 17 September | On Lion Green | 10 am - 4pm
Highlighting all that is great about local produce, the day will feature a packed programme, including an activity tent in partnership with the Museum to entertain the children, live music, and much, much more.
Free Event