What's on


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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

  • The Changing Domestic

  • An Advertising Evolution

Women in ww1

Cobham Library,

Cedar Road, Cobham, KT11 2AE

October 2018 - February 2019


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.


The Changing domestic

Walton Library

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

October 2018 - April 2019

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From the humble pestle and mortar to multi-functional electric mixers, the display features objects that have helped revolutionize the kitchen from a hidden bunker at the back of the house to the heart of the home.

‘The Changing Domestic’ charts the change in kitchenware and cooking equipment from the Victorian era to the 1980s, telling the story of how we came to cook in today’s kitchens. Discover improvements in technology, the impacts of social shifts on home life and changes in modern design.

This exhibition has previously been on display at Cobham and Dittons libraries and is now making a final appearance at Walton Library.

For opening times, please see the website.

an advertising evolution

Dittons Library,

Mercer Close Thames Ditton, Surrey , KT7 0BS

November 2018 - May 2019

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Kellogg’s, Cadbury, Colman’s, Oxo and Heinz: what makes us add branded products to our baskets? Go back in time to the supermarket shelves of the past with ‘An Advertising Evolution’, an exhibition about product design, branding and marketing.

See which products have lasted and which have disappeared through evolving tastes, technologies, and fashions. This display might challenge your perceptions about the products and brands you trust!

What catches your eye on our shelves?

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 .