Elmbridge Museum at 30


To celebrate 30 years since we became
'Elmbridge', we take a look back at the
key personalities, objects and events which
have shaped our history.
Click here to discover our story

100 Years of Remembrance


Explore a century of the Royal British Legion
in our latest collaboration, where Hinchley Wood
Secondary School students reflect on what
remembrance means to them.
Visit the online exhibition

Historic High Streets


Discover the evolution of your local high street
from the 1950s, 60s and 70s to the present day
with our new online exhibition
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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.

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What's On

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

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Historic High Streets This exhibition follows on from Elmbridge at War by investigating the evolution of our much-loved local High Streets and primary shopping streets of Elmbridge from the 1950s, 60s and 70s up to the present day.

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Objects of Empire In this exhibition, we have taken 20 objects from our collection of over 40,000, using the research and commentary of expert historians to look at them from a new perspective – through the lens of the history of the British Empire. Why not give Walton Library a visit, and discover the forgotten connections between the vast Empire and our historic thoughts, homes and local landscapes?

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Elmbridge Museum at 30 2021 marks 30 years since Weybridge Museum became 'Elmbridge'. To celebrate, in this exhibition 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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100 Years of Remembrance Have you ever worn a paper poppy on Remembrance Day? Or taken part in a 2 minute silence? The Royal British Legion has remembered fallen war veterans in this way since 1921. In this collaborative exhibition to mark a century since its formation, Year 8 and 9 students from Hinchley Wood Secondary School have used historic items from our collection to reflect on what remembrance means to them.

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Plan your time

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

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Objects in Focus

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.

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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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