Online Exhibitions

Elmbridge Museum has been displaying its collections around the Borough for many years.

This website will also feature a series of online exhibitions, using photographs and artefacts from the collection. You will be able to find out about some of the wonderful objects in the collection and the stories they have to tell. We'll be adding to the exhibitions over time, so you'll be able to get a fascinating glimpse into all sorts of areas of Elmbridge's local history.

  • walton on water lister image Walton-on-WaterThis online exhibition, Walton-on-Water, charts the history of swimming and water sports in the local area through archive photography from the Elmbridge Museum collection.
  • India case with objects cropped small.jpg Flagging UpFlagging Up online exhibition exploring how Elmbridge Museum is contributing to the UK-India Year of Culture 2017.
  • Everyday Heroines logo small 200_200.jpg Everyday HeroinesThis online exhibition tells the stories of eight Elmbridge women who have made a difference to local life, and the places in which we live and work.
  • 305.1964 - Thomas Holles Pelham.jpg People of ElmbridgeIn 2018 Elmbridge Museum held a temporary exhibition at the Riverhouse Barn to celebrate the lives of significant people from our borough. This online exhibition features some of the stories we told. Meet the past faces of Elmbridge and see how they helped to shape the borough that we live and work in.
  • Reproduction Sash.png Votes for Women!Celebrating 100 years since some women got the vote.
  • Wrens icon The Wrens of OxshottLocal potters Denise and Rosemary Wren are compared through their use of tools and mark making in Elmbridge Museum's online exhibition and accompanying display, which can be seen at Cobham Library July - September 2016.
  • Taxing Nature Lister Image Taxing Nature'Taxing Nature' explores Elmbridge Museum's collections in a new way, questioning how animals have been depicted and appreciated over the last 150 years.
  • Pulling teeth Pulling Teeth: Walton's dental history'Pulling Teeth' dives into Walton on Thames' dental past, showing dental tools made at Walton's famous factory.
  • Milk Exhibition MILK: The Milk Marketing Board and the 'milk crisis'This exhibition coincides with a display at Thames Ditton Library. Both the online exhibition and the display chart the history of the Milk Marketing Board from its formation in 1933, through its closure in 1994, to the present.
  • Young Victorians Young Victorians: Childhood in Elmbridge 1837-1901Childhood in Elmbridge might have changed radically since 1901, when Queen Victoria's reign ended. However, this online exhibition, which coincides with a temporary display at the Civic Centre, Esher, assesses the lives of local children through the timeless themes of home life, education and play.
  • Roman Cobham Roman CobhamIn 1942, the remains of a Roman bath house were discovered at Chatley Farm, on the outskirts of Cobham. The information here accompanied our new exhibition about local Roman life, previously on display at Cobham Library.
  • Oatlands Oatlands: From Henry VIII's palace to First World War hospitalOatlands Palace was a great royal residence built for King Henry VIII in 1537. The site has had a fascinating history and is today a popular hotel in Weybridge.
  • Cecil Hepworth Cecil Hepworth: Cinema's Forgotten PioneerCecil Hepworth, who lived in Walton-on-Thames, was a key player in the early development of cinema. His work helped to develop filmmaking techniques that are still used today.
  • Brownies lister image 100 Years of Brownie GuidesThis online exhibition celebrates the centenary of the Brownie Guides, looking at what being a Brownie has meant over the years.