What's on


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


Temporary exhibitions

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

We currently have four temporary exhibitions around the Borough:

  • 100 Years of the Great War

  • Women in WW1

  • Walton on Film

  • Highlighting Hockey 

Women in ww1

Cobham Library,

Cedar Road, Cobham, KT11 2AE

October 2018 - February 2018


The year of 2018 has marked two special events: 100 years since the end of the First World War and 100 years since women were granted the vote. In partnership with Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust, we have been able to bring ‘Women in WW1’ to Cobham Library to commemorate the significance of these events.

When men were sent away to fight in the Great War of 1914, women filled key roles as nurses, factory workers and landswomen. From the Voluntary Aid Detachment to the Women’s Land Army, we are displaying photographs, textiles and other items that help to tell the story of Women in WW1.

Drop into Cobham Library before February 2018 to see how women in Elmbridge stepped up in Britain’s time of need.

Please check the website for opening times.


Walton on film

Walton Library

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

April - October 2018


The glamourous film industry of Walton-on-Thames is something that many residents are proud of.

When Cecil Hepworth bought a residential house in Walton-on-Thames, no one could have known that he planned to turn the house into a successful film studio. Hepworth produced popular silent movies like ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Comin’ Thro the Rye’ and ‘Rescued by Rover’ in Walton. He employed big stars like Alma Taylor, Chrissie White and Henry Edwards to feature frequently in his movies.

This exhibition follows the story of the film industry in Walton-on-Thames from the founding of Hepworth Studios, to its takeover by Nettlefold Studios in the 1930s, and its final demolition in 1959.

For opening times, please see the website.

To learn more about Hepworth’s film industry, see our Online Exhibition, ‘Cecil Hepworth: Cinema's Forgotten Pioneer’.



Dittons Library,

Mercer Close Thames Ditton, Surrey , KT7 0BS

May - November 2018


Visit Dittons Library to hear about how hockey has transformed over the past one hundred years.

From a game many people remember playing at school, to a sport being heralded on an international stage, hockey has gathered the support of many.

As Surbiton Hockey Club hold the Women’s Euro Hockey Club Cup in May 2018 and the Women’s Hockey World Cup takes place in London from July – August 2018, Elmbridge Museum celebrates the hockey clubs in our area. We have collaborated with The Hockey Museum in Woking to bring you a display of photographs and hockey-related memorabilia to trigger your sporting nostalgia!

Please see the website for opening times. 


100 Years of the great war

Civic Centre,

High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD

August 2018 - January 2019


This year marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War. Elmbridge Museum is remembering the sacrifices made by soldiers from the borough and showing the disruption caused to the lives of those in the community.

From a leather German Despatch rider's helmet to a whisky bottle from the reunion of the SRA 244 regiment, '100 Years of the great War' exhibits some amazing items that illustrate the part Elmbridge played in the Great War.

Don't miss your chance to learn about the New Zealand war hospital of Mount Felix and the 'Watney Lot' from Weybridge.

 For opening times, please see the website.


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