What's on

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:

  • Puffing Along

  • An Advertising Evolution

  • The Wrens of Oxshott

  • The Changing Domestic

The Changing domestic

Dittons Library,

Mercer Close Thames Ditton, Surrey , KT7 0BS

November 2017 - April 2018

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Discover how we came to cook in today’s kitchens. ‘The Changing Domestic’ charts kitchenware and cooking equipment from the Victorian era to the 1980s. 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 display deals with technological progress, the impacts of social shifts on home life and changes in modern design.



An advertising evolution

Brooklands College,

Heath Road, Weybridge, KT13 8TT

September - December 2017

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Why do we buy what we buy and what draws us to packaging and objects on supermarket shelves? Get back in time for tea with ‘An Advertising Evolution’: an exhibition about design, branding and the beauty of the everyday.

Of course, times, technologies, and fashions change but somethings never go out of style. Work out what has endured and what has changed to consider what makes a brand recognisable.

At Elmbridge Museum, we are proud to showcase ‘An Advertising Evolution’ as the first exhibition taking place at Brooklands College in Weybridge.


Puffing Along

Cobham Library,

Cedar Road, Cobham, KT11 2AE

August - January 2018

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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.



The Wrens of oxshott

Walton Library

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

October - March 2018

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 Walton Library’s newest exhibition revisits a display previously shown at Cobham Library about the Oxshott Pottery which was set up by the Wren family.

Founded in 1920 by Denise and Henry Wren, the Oxshott Pottery became one of the most celebrated potteries in England, with pieces produced there now on display in the V&A and other national museums.

‘The Wrens of Oxshott’ exhibition looks at the works of two generations of potters who lived and worked at Oxshott: Denise and her daughter, Rosemary. It enquires into the production of the pottery, as well as the finished articles.  


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