Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to postpone our upcoming 'The Diggers of Elmbridge' event until later in the year. We will endeavour to contact those who have already booked places, but if you would like to get in touch with us directly please email ebcmuseum@elmbridge.gov.uk 

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page in line with Public Health Recommendations. Thank you for your understanding at this time.


Family fun

Uncover the fascinating (and often surprising) history of your local area through our Family Fun Programme. Bring the history of Elmbridge to life with our fun and creative workshops, designed to be enjoyed by families with children aged 5-13 years old.

Museum Explorers workshops take place four times a year and give children the opportunity to immerse themselves in their local history. Get involved in a range of exciting activities, such as handling museum artefacts, playing historic games and putting your knowledge to the test with history themed challenges! Each workshop lasts an hour and a half and costs £5 per child (accompanying adults are free).

We also organise frequent Museum Craft sessions, which are free of charge and take place at libraries across the borough.

Spaces are limited at our workshops so please book early to avoid disappointment!



Diggers of Elmbridge Trail

MUSEUM EXPLORERS - THe diggers of elmbridge

This Event has been postponed. new Date to be confirmed.  

Price: £5 per child (accompanying adults are free!)

Ages: Children aged 5 to 11 years

Venue: Cobham Cemetery, Tilt Road, Cobham, KT11 3EZ


Dig a little deeper into the history of the Digger movement with our incredible new workshop. Walk in the footsteps of Gerrard Winstanley and his followers with a visit to Cobham’s historic cemetery. Follow a trail around the grounds and inside our beautiful chapel, before putting the ethos of the Diggers into action by helping to plant a community flowerbed.

Our Countryside Liaison Officer will be on hand to tell you all about the plants and trees surrounding the chapel, as well as the animals and insects that call them home. She will also be helping you create your very own nature craft to take home!  

Children should be accompanied by a parent or carer, who will also be able to take part in the activities.



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Museum Crafts - Marvellous Mosaics

Saturday 20 JUNE

Workshop 1: 10am to 11am       Workshop 2: 12pm to 1pm       Workshop 3: 2pm to 3pm

Price: Free event

Ages: Children aged 5 to 11 years

                                                               Venue: The Dittons Library, Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, KT7 0BS


Come and learn all about Elmbridge’s incredible Roman past with our craft workshop. Take a closer look at some real Roman artefacts, get creative with our range of Roman crafts and have a go at making your very own mosaic!

Children should be accompanied by a parent or carer, who will also be able to take part in the activities.

How to book

Places on our Marvellous Mosaics workshops can be reserved using our online booking system

Please book early to avoid disappointment. Online bookings for this event will close on Thursday 18 June. Families can also attend on the day without a booking, but this will depend on the number of spaces remaining for each session and we will not be able to guarantee a place on the workshop.