Online Exhibitions

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

This website also features a series of online exhibitions, using photographs and artefacts from the collection. Here, you can find out about some of the wonderful objects in the collection and the stories they have to tell.  We're constantly adding to our online exhibition offering, to provide a fascinating glimpse into a rich variety of areas of Elmbridge's local history.

  • walton on water lister image Walton-on-WaterCharting the history of swimming and water sports in the local area through archive photography from Elmbridge Museum's collection.
  • Reproduction Sash.png Votes for Women!To celebrate 100 years since some women got the vote, we take a look back at how the Suffragettes of Elmbridge fought for their rights.
  • India case with objects cropped small.jpg Flagging UpExploring how Elmbridge Museum is contributing to the UK-India Year of Culture 2017.
  • kestrel.png Come Fly With MeHere, we examine the birds and butterflies that populated Elmbridge hundreds of years ago, and take a closer look at the work of the enthusiastic collectors who recorded them.
  • kelloggs.jpg An Advertising EvolutionFrom cereal packets with cartoon characters, to coronation-themed confectionary tins, this exhibition will make you marvel at the marketing of by-gone eras.
  • shoe.jpg Devil's In the DetailExamine luxuries from across the ages in Elmbridge Museum's latest exhibition. Our mixture of luxurious textile, woodwork and ceramic showcases how tiny details have been in demand for centuries.
  • Everyday Heroines logo small 200_200.jpg Everyday HeroinesHere, we shine a light on the stories of eight historical Elmbridge women. Each has made a remarkable and lasting 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.
  • Wrens icon The Wrens of OxshottLocal potters Denise and Rosemary Wren are compared through their use of tools and mark making in this exploration of their work.
  • 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 historyWe're diving into Walton-on-Thames' dental past, examining dental tools made at Walton's famous factory and tracking the changes to a practice which terrifies many.
  • Milk Exhibition MILK: The Milk Marketing Board and the 'milk crisis'In this exhibition, we chart the turbulent 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 has changed radically since Queen Victoria's reign ended in 1901. However, the themes of home life, education, and play have remained timeless. Here, we assess the changes and continuities within the lives of local children over more than 100 years.
  • Roman Cobham Roman CobhamIn 1942, the remains of a Roman bath house were discovered at Chatley Farm, on the outskirts of Cobham. In this exhibition we explore local Roman life, work, culture and practices.
  • Oatlands Oatlands: From Henry VIII's palace to First World War hospitalOatlands Palace was an impressive royal residence built for King Henry VIII in 1537. Little remains of the original building, except one of the restored archways on Tudor Walk in Weybridge. Here we explore Oatlands' fascinating hidden history.
  • Cecil Hepworth Cecil Hepworth: Cinema's Forgotten PioneerCecil Hepworth of Walton-on-Thames was a key player in the early development of cinema. We're taking a look at his life and work, which helped to develop filmmaking techniques that are still used today.
  • Brownies lister image 100 Years of Brownie GuidesHere we celebrate a century of the Brownie Guides, looking at what being a Brownie has meant over the years.