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Objects of Empire Revisited 21 October 2021
Back in October 2020, Elmbridge Museum launched its 'Objects of Empire' project, which saw items from the museum collection with previously unexplored links to the former British Empire displayed at Walton Library. Now, we're continuing its legacy by exploring 11 extra items in our care which are linked to the British Empire.
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The Effective Collections Project is back! 19 April 2021
We are re-launching our Effective Collections Rationalisation Project which is vital to freeing up space in our stores and transferring objects to homes where they can be enjoyed by the public. Click here to learn about the background of the project and what objects we will be transferring soon!
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Four Families of the Fallen 8 February 2021
In this collaboration with local community group Quick Fix Theatre, you can discover the stories of real Weybridge families whose lives were affected by the First World War and explore an immersive 3D experience.
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A Summer of Virtual Learning 23 October 2020
Elmbridge Museum spent the summer working with four students from the University of Leicester Museum Studies department to create learning resources inspired by local history. Read about their experience here.
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Black History Month in Elmbridge 1 October 2020
For Black History Month, we've compiled a list of four of Elmbridge's most notable black historic residents, which provide a great starting point for anyone learning about the black history of our borough. Read their fascinating stories and discover some brilliant further resources here.
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Commemorating VJ Day: 75 Years On 13 August 2020
To mark the anniversary of V.J Day, Councillor Vicki Macleod has written an account of the experiences of her father, Norman Edward Richardson - a Naval Air Gunner who served in the Pacific War against Japan. Click here to find out about Norman's remarkable Second World War career and listen to Elmbridge Museum's latest oral histories which recollect V.E Day, V.J Day, and the aftermath of the war.
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Museum From Home: Seeing Everyday Objects Through New Eyes 15 June 2020
In this blog the museum team celebrate the everyday by taking a fresh look at household objects which have taken on a new meaning during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Life as Learning & Outreach Officer at Elmbridge Museum 2 April 2020
An insight into what life is like as the Learning and Outreach Officer at Elmbridge Museum! Find out what goes on goes on behind the scenes at the museum and discover some of the best, and most unexpected, parts of the role!
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Women's History Month: The Good, the Bad and the Ordinary 11 March 2020
Elmbridge Museum is marking Women's History Month in March. But why do we bother doing it? Exactly whose stories does the month embrace? And how can we make it more inclusive?
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A Special Donation to Elmbridge Museum 10 December 2019
Working with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, based at the British Museum, Elmbridge Museum has acquired an exciting new find.
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