Museum Explorers

 2019 marks the launch of our ‘Museum Explorers’ programme and full details of the events this will include are listed below. 

 ‘Museum Explorers’ is aimed at families with children aged 7-11 years old and parents will take part in the sessions with their children. Each of the workshops is designed to give an insight into local history, as well as the opportunity to take part in exciting activities such as handling museum artefacts, playing historic games, learning a Tudor dance and interviewing Henry VIII!

 Each workshop costs £5 per child (accompanying adults are free), to be paid at the event in cash. Spaces are limited at these workshops, so booking is essential. To book onto these sessions please contact us or call us on 01372 474568.

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 The Stone Age Rocks! (Booking necessary)

Date: Saturday 4 May

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: Vine Hall, Molesey

To celebrate the wonderful history of Surrey, join Elmbridge Museum on Surrey Day to find out more about our Stone Age past. Uncover interesting facts about prehistoric Elmbridge and find out about the ancient art of cave painting. Then have a go at carving your own (mock) rock art! 

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 Gorgeous Georgians (booking necessary)

Date: Saturday 29 June

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: The Lecture Hall (above the library), Weybridge Library

Learn all about the Georgians who built their Country houses in Elmbridge. See how they amused themselves and find out about the clothes they wore. The Mannered Mob, an eighteenth century re-enactment group, will be joining us at this event. They will be bringing a selection of board games and equipment for garden amusements for you to have a go at. 

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 Elmbridge at war ***half-term family workshop*** (booking necessary)

Date: Wednesday 30 October

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: King George's Hall, Esher

Find out what life was like in Elmbridge in WW2 by taking part in gas mask training and an air raid drill. Discover where bombs fell and learn where to find bits of a bomb after a raid. 

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Date: Saturday 16 November

Time: TBC

Venue: The Lecture Hall (above the library), Weybridge Library

Henry VIII and his court are visiting Oatlands Palace and you are invited to an audience with the King. Good King Hal (a Henry VIII re-enactor) will give a talk at this event about the life of Henry VIII and Tudor times.

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 Alongside our ‘Museum Explorers’ programme we will be running two ‘Museum on Tour’ events in local libraries this year. Full details of the activities we will be running are listed below. Our ‘Museum on Tour’ programme offers free, drop in craft-activities based on local history or a part of the museum collection. 

 Marvellous Mosaics (DROP-IN, FREE EVENT)

Date: Saturday 25 May

Time: 2:00-4:30pm

Venue: Children’s library at Cobham Library

Discover the Roman history of Elmbridge and have a go at making your very own mosaic to take home.

 Draw Elmbridge Museum’s collection (DROP IN, FREE EVENT)

Date: Saturday 5 October

Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Walton Library

Join in the Big Draw Festival.  Explore and draw a range of historic artefacts from Elmbridge Museum. Help us to create a pop-up display with your fabulous creations!


Elmbridge Museum will be running a ‘Marvellous Mosaics’ workshop as part of the Shout! Easter Holiday scheme at Bell Farm School on Wednesday 17 April. Also, come and see us for fossil making at Bell Farm School May Fair on Saturday 4 May and Play Day at Hurst Park on Wednesday 7 August.