What's on

What's on

Our monthly Family Fun days are always popular. Follow the link to find out more.

We are expanding our temporary display programme as we continue to take our collection out into the community.

Temporary exhibitions

We currently have four temporary exhibitions around the Borough:

  • Puffing Along

  • Everyday Heroines

  • Write on!

  • Youthful & Truthful

Youthful & Truthful

Dittons Library,

Mercer Close Thames Ditton, Surrey , KT7 0BS

May - October 2017

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Did the rhymes you were read as a child change the way you view the world? ‘Youthful & Truthful’ pops up in Ditton’s Library this spring to illustrate how literature for children can impact more than just bedtime.

Showcasing the children’s books of Elmbridge Museum, the display will bring back memories with timeless nursery rhymes, relate some of the books to prominent local figures, and explore how children’s books have been used for very adult ends.

‘Youthful & Truthful’ is exactly where you expect to find books – at Dittons Library.



everyday heroines

Civic Centre,

High Street, Esher KT10 9SD,

April - August 2017

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As part of the Surrey Museums Month 2017 ‘Surrey Super Women’ theme, Elmbridge Museum is telling the story of 8 local ladies, who have impacted on the world in which we live, in the latest museum display, ‘Everyday Heroines’.

Princesses with houses in Esher, social reformers who fought for what they believed in, and artists who documented their changing world are all represented in the exhibition. This summer, find out more about the women whose legacies continue to make Elmbridge great.



Puffing Along

Cobham Library,

Cedar Road, Cobham, KT11 2AE

August - January 2017

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To mark the 10th anniversary of the UK smoking ban in all enclosed work places, Elmbridge Museum presents ‘Puffing Along’: a look at the museum’s collection of smoking equipment and paraphernalia. Starting with clay pipes from the 1800s, the display tells of famous local smokers, the importance of front line smoking during the First World War, and asks how our attitudes to smoking have changed.



Write On!


Walton Library

54 The Heart, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1GH

May - September 2017

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Walton Library is hosting Elmbridge Museum’s latest display – from Victorian writing slates and gold plated pens to the birth of computerized word processing, 'Write On!' shows how our ways to communicate with each other have changed through time.





For further information on any of our exhibitions, please contact us.