Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
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, created by you or someone you know, please do call ahead of your visit to see if it is on display.
The Art of William Heath Robinson
Saturday 3 July - Saturday 28th August
William Heath Robinson is an artist whose work, whether in his 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?
Gilbert White's Plants
Thursday 15 July - Saturday 31 July
Dr June Chatfield will be mounting an exhibition on the plant table "Gilbert White's Plants" to celebrate the 301st birthday of the reverend Gilbert White of Selborne, father of British natural history.

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.

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.
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
Splatter and Sponge
Friday 8 October | 10.30am - 11.30am
As part of the Family Arts Festival Month come along and make colourful pictures using sponge and splatter techniques.
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
Lego Challenge
Thursday 19 August | 10.15am - 11.30am and 12.00noon - 1.15pm
Join Brilliant Bricks to build scenes and characters from your favourite movies. Will it be an underwater palace from the Little Mermaid, a spaceship from Star Wars or a dinosaur from Jurassic Park?!
Tickets from £ 3 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Falconry Display
Thursday 26 August | 1.00pm - 4.00pm
The FalconHigh Falconry Display Team will be here so you can experience the beauty of these birds in flight. With talks and static displays so you can experience real close up encounters with these beautiful birds.
Tickets from £ 3 per person | Book 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.
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 | SOLD OUT
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
Lego
Friday 20 August | 10.30am - 12.00noon
Join Brilliant Bricks for an exciting morning of Lego. Based on our summer exhibition, build scenes and characters from your favourite movies.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Lego
Tuesday 24 August | 10.30am - 12.00noon | SOLD OUT
Join Brilliant Bricks for an exciting morning of Lego. Based on our summer exhibition, build scenes and characters from your favourite movies.
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
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
Opera South - Participatory Workshop
Tuesday 24 August 2021 | 3pm
Opera South presents a participatory workshop on opera for families based on their outdoor summer production of Donizetti's Rita. Find out what goes into making an opera, how the singers make their amazing sound, and what makes opera one of the most thrilling and unique art forms to experience live!
Members £3 Non-Members £5 price per person | Book in advance Click here to book online
Creative and Well-being Workshops - Autumn Wonder
Wednsday 22 September | 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 7pm - 9pm
Join Artist Diana Burch for a fun afternoon or evening of arts and crafts on an Autumn theme. Self care at its most creative.
Tickets from £10 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Tea and Talk - A New Perspective
Tuesday 5 October | 2.30pm
Join our new Assistant Curator as she reflects on her first six months at the Museum and some of the things she's discovered.
Members FREE Non-Members £3 | Book in advance Click here to book online
special events
Dr June Chatfield's Museum Garden Tours
Tuesday and Wednesday 27 and 28 July 2021 | 2pm & 3pm
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.
Suggested donation per person £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Haslemere Educational Museum at Hindhead Archaeology Day
Thursday 29 July 2021 | 10am - 4pm
Join us at Hindhead Commons during this National Trust arranged day to celebrate the history of the area and how archaeology can help us to discover all manner of things. We will be looking at the famous Sailor's Stone and the macabre story surrounding it, as well as leading walks around the area to further understand its history and what else the Museum can offer to those interested in knowing more.
Free Entry, just pop up on the day
21st Century Abba - Garden Festival Tour
Saturday 7 August 2021 | Gates open 6pm - performance starts at 7pm
Join us for an evening of hit after hit, with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper to many, many more! Gates open at 6.00pm and the show starts at 7.00pm. Please bring your own picnic blankets or low-backed seating. Do feel free to come in suitable ABBAesque costume! Refreshments will be available to purchase at the venue and the audience will be able to picnic in the grounds.
Adult ticket £25 Child ticket £18 plus booking fee | Book in advance Click here to book online
Haslemere Museum Golf Fundraising Day
Friday 10 September 2021
Join us at Chiddingfold Golf Course for our annual Golf Day to raise funds for the Museum. Entry includes coffee/tea and bacon rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf, halfway refreshments, sandwiches after play and prizes for the first three participating teams.
Team ticket costs £220 | Book in advance - entries close Friday 20 August or sooner if fully subscribed.
Click here to download an entry form.