Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture, Learning & Inspiration Since 1888
What's On at the Museum
Flight Lines
Saturday 7 May - 25 June
This exhibition follows on from a joint undertaking by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Society of Wildlife Artists, made possible by the generous legacy of the late Haslemere Museum Trustee, Penny Hollow. The exhibition showcases some of the artwork that was created during and after the project, along with examples of bird tracking equipment.
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.
Animal Safari
Friday 20 May - 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Come on a safari of the gallery to spot the different animals and then do some amazing animal craft activities.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Noah's Ark
Friday 10 June | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
The animals came in two by two but how many can we see in the galleries?
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Busy Buzzy Bees
Friday 24 June | 10.30am - 11.30am
Come and visit our beehive, and learn all about the bees.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Events
Gone Cuckoo
Tuesday 24 May | 7.00pm - 7.30pm
Storyteller Malcolm Green and musician Joshua Green weave together, song, story, rhythm, myth, science and magic, to draw us into the world of the Cuckoo, inviting us to discover what this mysterious bird has to tell us. A seated evening performance. Programme length 75 minutes.

It is shortly after dawn at RAF Fylingdales and a Cuckoo is having a BTO transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles across Europe and over the Sahara Desert to equatorial Africa. For millennia, the Cuckoo's call has inspired songs, stories and poems. Does he bring the spring? Tell our fortunes? Was he the shapeshifter that became a hawk? He certainly fools the Reed Warblers who feed him as a changeling baby. Now the voice of the Cuckoo is fading - where has it gone?
Adults £8 | Child under 16 £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Falconry Display
Wednesday 1 June | 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 display so you can experience real close up encounters with these beautiful birds. Flights, subject to weather, scheduled for 2.00pm & 3.30pm.
Members £3 | Non-Members £5 | 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.
Bird Prints
Saturday 4 June | 10.30am - 12.00pm
Inspired by our Flight Lines exhibition join us as we experiment with foam printing sheets to create our own bird prints.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Talks, Walks, Lectures and Workshops
Creative Wellbeing Workshops
Flights of Fancy
Wednesday 11 May 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Join Artist Diana Burch as we consider all things bird related, looking at feathers, eggs and more!
Members £10 | Non-Members £15 | Book in advance | Click here to book online
Birding Walk
Flight Lines Birding Walk
Friday 13 May 9.00am
Linked to our Flight Lines exhibition and in conjunction with Haslemere Natural History Society, Paul Matson will lead a walk looking for specialist heathland birds such as dartford warbler, woodlark, tree pipit, maybe redstart, cuckoo, crossbill and any other spring birds.
Meet in the small car park at the end of Tennysons Lane.
Walk will be approx 2 - 2.5 hrs long.
Members & HNHS FREE | Non-Members £4 | Click here to book online
Tea & Talks
Our Changing Birdlife - the good and the bad
Tuesday 24 May 2.30pm
To coincide with our Flightlines exhibition join former Museum Trustee & President Emeritus of Sussex Ornithological Society Alan Perry for a talk on our changing birdlife.
Members FREE | Non-Members £3 Click here to book online
A Talk by Jo Owen Smith
The Life of Flora Thompson
Saturday 28 May 2.30pm
This year (2022) is the 75th anniversary of Flora's death (21 May 1947). Talk by wordsmith Jo Owen Smith. On the Trail of Flora Thompson (beyond Candleford Green) - what happened to the author of 'Lark Rise to Candleford' after she left Candleford Green? - This talk follows her career from the time she left her native Oxfordshire, through her thirty years living in Hampshire, until her death in Devon.
Activity trail workshops
Tuesday 31 May 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm (each session is 45 minutes)
Maximum 25 participants per session.
To celebrate the opening of A Line Art's Activity Trails in Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere, families are invited to book onto a FREE one off workshop to design their own activity trails which they can make at home or at school. This is an interactive session where adults and children will play and create ideas together.
The sessions will adhere to the latest government guidance for Covid-19 safety.
special events
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company: Gods & Dogs
Friday 18 June | Doors open for picnics 6.30pm | Performance 7.30pm
Enjoy a picnic in the Museum's lovely garden followed by a new comic dystopian allegory set in 2084 on the fictitious island of Abatina in a world where people are either glamorous celebrities or slobbering dog-like followers of them gripped to their telepafones.
National Cream Tea Day
Friday 24 June | 1:15pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm
Join us in the beautiful Museum garden (indoors if wet!) to celebrate National Cream Tea Day. Cream tea includes scone, preserve, clotted cream, a glass of fizz and a pot of tea.
£7.50 per person | Book in advance | Click here to book online