What's on

FAMILY programme

Elmbridge Museum runs 'Museum Explorers', a club for enthusiastic young historians, aged 7-11 and their families. We will also be running two free, drop-in craft workshops this year, as well as sessions at the Shout! holiday scheme and Play Day.


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:

  • The Wrens of Oxshott

  • The Devil's in the Detail

  • Grand Georgians

  • An Advertising Evolution

  • Moving Art


the wrens of oxshott

Brooklands College,

Heath Road, Weybridge KT13 8TT

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 ‘The Wrens of Oxshott’ exhibition looks at the works of two generations of potters who lived and worked in Oxshott: Denise Wren and her daughter, Rosemary. The display explores the production of the Wrens’ ceramics and the finished products, touching also on family life.

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. 

To find out opening times, contact Brooklands College


the devil's in the detail

Dittons Library,

Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey , KT7 0BS

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This selection of items demonstrates how detail can be used to make things look and feel more luxurious. Floral patterns, embroidery, embellishment, engraving and inlaid materials create beautiful designs that make ordinary objects look extravagant and luxurious.

Stunning shoes, fans, boxes, brooches, and a parasol help to illustrate the desirability of detail and show how everyday items have been glamourized for hundreds of years.

Originally designed for Brooklands College students, this impressive exhibition is being repeated for our audience at Cobham Library.

Check Dittons Library for opening times.


grand georgians

Walton Library

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


During the 1700s, Elmbridge was still primarily an agricultural area. Improved transport made it an attractive area for wealthy aristocrats to build their country homes. Painshill Park at Cobham was probably the most famous of the great estates in the local area.

Georgian features can still be seen in many of our gardens, including Claremont Landscape Garden in Esher and Painshill in Cobham.

‘Grand Georgians’ looks at aspects of Georgian gardens, mansions and costumes.

For opening times see Walton Library.

an advertising evolution

Cobham Library,

Cedar Road, Cobham, KT11 2AE 

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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?

See Cobham Library for opening times. 





Elmbridge Civic Centre,

High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD

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We are pleased to host works by local artists, which form part of the ever growing history of our community.

Elmbridge Moving Art is a community arts exhibition, showcasing the pieces of  visual artists who live or work in our Borough.
The project is a partnership between the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, the RC Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council.

Elmbridge Borough Council's Arts Development seeks to support local art organisations, and to present art-based activities that provide opportunities to improve the physical and mental health of people who live and work in Elmbridge through engaging with art.           



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