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Haslemere Museum Fireworks & Bonfire 2021
Haslemere Museum Fireworks 2021

Our much loved Fireworks and Bonfire event is making a welcome return to the Museum Garden on Saturday 6th November from 6pm.

Adults £10, Children £8 (babes in arms go free).

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We are looking forward to welcoming the Haslemere Firefighters, who will once again be on site grilling up a storm on the BBQ. The meat and bread are from wonderful local suppliers; Bells Butchers and Bakehouse Haslemere respectively, and the entertainment will be courtesy of Haslemere Rock Choir!

A fabulous collaborative effort ensures that these are the hottest tickets in town this Autumn!

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 Flemish Glass in St Bartholomew's Church

Enter a virtual photo exhibition of the Flemish Glass in St Bartholomew's Church

This exhibition tells you the origins of Flemish glass and shows the newly restored panels of glass in St Bartholomew's church.

Flemish Glass in St Bartholomew's Church


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.

Playing with Fire - Wey Ceramics
Saturday 9 October - Saturday 30 October
Members of The Society will be exhibiting a huge array of new ceramics to see and purchase. There will be sculptural, decorative and domestic pieces in porcelain stoneware and earthenware. Finished in stunning glazes, subtle pit fired colours or fascinating raku fired textures. Includes a 'Meet the Artists' session on Saturday 9th October.
Emerging Colour - Suzanne and Alison
Friday 5th November - Saturday 20 November
Alison and Suzanne both find enjoyment in the use of colour in their work and recognise how important it is to bring something uplifting after the difficult times we've had. They are influenced by their love of nature and their experiences from travelling to different parts of the world. They make exciting interpretations and, although their styles emerge differently, they complement each other. There are two aspects to colour. The first is what the artist puts in place considering the values and different relationships of colour and the second is what the viewer perceives and evaluates. "Whatever colours you see, we hope this exhibition will delight the senses and bring about more joy."
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 22 October | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
How does your footprint differ from other animals? Find out and make your own footprints to take home. Please bring wellies/old shoes or be prepared to get paint covered feet! Part of our Family Art festival events.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Elmer and Wilbur
Friday 5 November | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Listen to the story, make your own patchwork elephant and see if you can find the elephants hiding in the galleries.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Snail Trail
Friday 19 November | 10.30am - 11.30am
Follow the story of one snail's trail as he journeys around the garden and then make a trail of your own.
Adults £1 | Children £2 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Family Events
Early Birds
Monday 25 October | 9.00am - 10.00am
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
Entry by donation | Book in advance Click here to book online
Haunted Halloween
Thursday 28 October | 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Come along to the Museum and get creative making Halloween crafts! Bring a pumpkin or squash to carve into a spooky lantern and take part in our Halloween procession, which gathers at the Museum at 4pm and finishes in the town's central car park with a treat. No CHARGE FOR PROCESSION. Booking in half hour slots for ease. You may stay longer than half an hour.
Members £ 2 | Non-Members £ 4 | 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.
Tuesday 26th October | 10.30am - 12noon
Join us to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the first publication featuring this famous bear. Take part in some cuddly crafts!
Tickets from £5 | Book in advance Click here to book online
The Land Down Under
Saturday 6 November | 10.30am - 12noon
With tomorrow being 293 years since the birth of Captain Cook we take a look at the land he claimed for England. We will look at aboriginal art and go on an Australian object hunt in the galleries.
Members £5 | Non-Members £7 | Book in advance Click here to book online
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
Tea and Talk - A New Perspective
Postponed until further notice
Unfortunately we are having to reschedule today's tea and talk. Our apologies and watch out for news of rescheduled event.
Francelle White - Talk on ANDRÉE'S WAR: How One Young Woman Outwitted The Nazis
Tuesday 16 November | 7.30pm
From the fall of Paris to liberation, the real-life story of 19-year-old Andrée Griotteray's work as an underground intelligence courier during the war, told by her daughter, Francelle. Francelle regularly gives talks - around the UK and abroad, about her book Andrée's War and the French Resistance.
Tickets £15 to include a welcome drink | Book in advance Click here to book online
Creative and Well-being Workshops - A Crafty Christmas
Wednesday 17 November | 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 7pm - 9pm
A Creative Wellbeing workshop for adults. Join Artist Diana Burch for a fun evening of arts and crafts with a Christmas theme. This year we will be exploring the art of paper cutting to make individual Christmas decorations or gifts.
Tickets from £10 | Book in advance Click here to book online
special events
Cards for Good Causes 2021
Wednesday 20th October - Tuesday 14th December 2021 | As per the Museum Opening Hours. Also on Mondays after October half term.
The local charity Christmas cards sale makes a welcome return to our Terrace Room. Come along and get all your Christmas cards and gift wrapping solutions, safe in the knowledge that you are supporting a variety of local good causes.