Bourne Hall Museum

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Bourne Hall, situated in the heart of Ewell Village, is a remarkable modern building of unusual architectural interest, surrounded by beautiful grounds. Opened in 1970, it is well furnished, well equipped and flexible enough to accommodate most requirements.

With a variety of different sized halls and rooms, it is perfect for anything from a small meeting to the largest of receptions. It is used for conferences, weddings and wedding receptions, fairs, recitals, meetings and parties.

The landscaped gardens, lawns and lake, with a fountain, provide a wonderful backdrop for your events and are particularly impressive for photographs.

Bourne Hall has good parking facilities and is within easy reach of Central London and the M25. West Ewell British Rail Station is five minutes walk away and provides regular direct rail routes to Waterloo and Guildford. Local buses run to and from Ewell Village.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 1000 - 1700
Sun Mornings

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Medicine, Science and Technology, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bombed house

World War II and all that Gas

  • 29 July 2015 2-3:30pm
  • 25 August 2015 11am-12:30pm

Find out what life was like during total war. As the sandbags were piled high, barrage balloons filled the air and the children were evacuated, Britain made ready to do battle on the Home Front. Discover just what things could fall out of the sky on your head and get to even handle some of them and learn how to survive a gas attack - see the different types of gas masks in use. Get to handle many objects from the period.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£5 per child one adult free

Cave Painting of the animals they hunted

Cave Painting

  • 29 July 2015 11am-12pm
  • 25 August 2015 11am-12pm

They used light from primitive candles to paint pictures of themselves and the animals they hunted.
They left behind a vivid record of their way of life and some clues of what they believed in. Discover how and why these paintings were created.
Then by flickering light try to create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’. Please book to reserve your place; maximum 20 children.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child one adult free

Website

http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

Longbow man

Agincourt

  • 10 August 2015 11am-12pm

Monday 10 August 11am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 3.30-pm
The story will be told over two sessions £5 per session or £8 for two.
St Crispin’s day 1415, Agincourt, France — the time and place of one of the most famous English victories in battle .Outnumbered 6 to 1 by the French army, the English, led by King Henry V. Viewed by their enemy as simply “Enough to kill, enough to capture and enough to run away”.
The English and Welsh longbow-men devastated the densely packed French knights and men at arms with their withering fire and helped to ensure a decisive victory for their king. Meet with one of the victorious English archers Dicken and understand how the battle was fought and won. Discover the weapons used and the armour worn and learn just how effective the longbow was in highly trained hands.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

The story will be told over two sessions £5 per session or £8 for two.

Website

http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

Tools made in a session.

Flint Knapping

  • 18 August 2015 11am-3:30pm

There will be two sessions 11.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Join one of the country’s leading flint knappers, and discover the lost art of prehistoric tool making. As part of a small group, have the opportunity to make your own tool to take home. Learn some of the skills the ancient craftsmen developed to survive in a hostile world.
The cost per child is £10 and this will include all the materials needed to make a tool which will be yours to keep. Two sessions will be run on the day, but places are limited to 15 children each session to ensure Jamie is able to help everyone, so pre-booking is essential. Children must wear trousers and closed shoes for protection during this activity.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£10 per child

Website

http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

Make a spear like this one

Spear Making the prehistoric way

  • 19 August 2015 11am-3:30pm

You will shape the shaft with a flint knife make the spearhead by knapping flint; make the cord and glue to bind then together. This will take place over a day from 11am with a break for lunch. As this session involves, sharp tools and fire.
It is for children 12 or over Places are limited to 10 only so you must book and pay in advance.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£25 per child

Website

http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Bourne Hall Museum Club

http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

For children aged 8+ years with an interest in history. Join up for interactive games, exploration and investigation, dressing up and craft activities covering all periods of history. The club meets on the second Saturday of the month at Bourne Hall, from 13.00-14.30.

How to obtain

Each session carries a £3 charge. Contact 020 8394 1734 for more information and to join.

Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
Ewell
Epsom
Surrey
KT17 1UF
England

Website

www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/EEBC/Leisure+and+Culture/Bourne+Hall

E-mail

Bournehall@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Telephone

020 83941734

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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