Our Latest Exhibition


'Nothing About Us Without Us'
Discover the project here

The Diggers Project Launches!


Discover our ongoing work to investigate the
historical story and international significance
of the Surrey Diggers, a local 17th century
radical group during the English Civil War.
Go to the Diggers Project

Climate Change with Hinchley Wood Primary School


Year 6 have used historic items
to answer the key question:
“Why does climate change matter?”
Explore the online exhibition

Literary Elmbridge


Discover how literature has
shaped Elmbridge's heritage
by exploring the historic, practical
and personal literature in the collection.
Visit the online exhibition

Objects of Empire Revisited


We're continuing the Objects of Empire
project's legacy by exploring 11 extra items
in our care which are linked
to the British Empire.
Discover them in our latest blog post

Latest news

The Effective Collections project is back!

Learn more about the collection and how we're working with other museums to make more objects accessible to the public. Read here about the background to the project and which objects will be transferred this month.

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How to visit us

Explore our latest exhibitions on display around the borough.
Please note some venues have not yet re-opened due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

See what's on

What's On

Literary Elmbridge Want to explore the historic, practical and personal literature in Elmbridge Museum’s collection? From novels and newspapers to letters and poems, each piece has its own story to tell about the borough during the time in which it was written.

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Elmbridge Museum at 30 2021 marks 30 years since Weybridge Museum became 'Elmbridge'. To celebrate, we take a look back at the key personalities, objects and events which have shaped our history since our formation in 1909.

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Climate Change with Hinchley Wood Primary School Year 6 at Hinchley Wood Primary School have used items in Elmbridge Museum’s collection to learn about how our historic local environment differs from today. The result is 83 fantastic posters, which answer the key question: “Why does climate change matter?”

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Nothing About Us Without Us In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, discover the experiences of those who became extremely isolated across our community, in their own words alongside their professional portrait.

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A Day at the Races We reveal the ups and downs in the stories of Sandown and Hurst Park, from their beginnings at the Starting Line, overcoming challenging Hurdles, through to the Home Straight and Finishing Line in the modern day.

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The Diggers Project

Discover our ongoing work to investigate the historical story and international significance of the 17th century Surrey Diggers, a radical group during the English Civil War.

  • Follow our redeveloped Surrey Diggers Trail across the local area
  • Watch our five new Diggers Trail videos
  • Discover the suite of Diggers learning resources
  • Learn more by reading the blog series by our Academic in Residence

 

Go to the Diggers Project page

Plan your time

See what is happening in and around Elmbridge on our interactive map

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Objects in Focus

Elmbridge at Christmas Share your memories of celebrating Christmas in Elmbridge!

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Elmbridge at the Seaside Learn about seaside holidays of the past in Elmbridge through this Victorian card with a twist!

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Ethel Harting's watercolours Discover the vibrant botanical watercolours created by Ethel Harting, inspired by local flora and fauna.

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Tudor Ointment Jar Discover Ogilvy's Apothecary and find out how this small jar contained an essential to Tudor sickness and health.

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Oval Gold Locket What hidden tragedy lies inside this charming gold locket, owned by one of the best-know families in Elmbridge? Click here to discover its story.

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Silk Brocade Pompadour Shoes How might a Georgian lady's uncomfortable footwear have made her 'desirable'?

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Schools membership

Bring history to life in the classroom with our schools membership programme. We offer a wide range of resources designed to inspire your class to explore their local heritage. Discover our immersive outreach sessions, book a discovery box containing real museum objects, and take advantage of our free assembly service to find out what Elmbridge Museum could offer you today.

Find out more about our learning programme

Explore your local history

Go right back to the beginnings of the borough with our Brief History of Elmbridge timeline. Here you can discover about early settlers and the development of the local area to to the place we know and love today.

For those who want to delve deeper, check out our Local Studies research service.

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