Bourne Hall Museum
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.
Mon - Sat 1000 - 1700
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Medicine, Science and Technology, Social History
Somme Football Cycle Commemoration
- 29 — 30 April 2016 4pm *on now
It was his way of taking his men’s mind off what they were to face, and it must have worked because the men followed and took the enemy position. Billy died in the attack. Of the four balls used that day, two were recovered, one of which was destroyed in the recent fire at Clandon House. This April a replica football will be carried by men of the 10th Essex living history group in World War 1 uniform, cycling between the two Surrey regimental chapels at Guildford and Kingston. It will be taken to the Somme battlefield where they will kick it across the same trajectory in no man’s land, to where the German trenches once stood.
The football will arrive in Epsom on 29 April at 4pm, coming via Ashley Road to the Clock Tower, where it will be met by the Mayor. It will then go on to Ewell, arriving at Bourne Hall at 5pm. The next morning at 9am it will leave Bourne Hall via the Dog Gate, to be taken to Kingston along the Kingston Road.
- Any age
The Black Death or the New Pestilence.
- 7 May 2016 1-1:30pm
Including the painful Barber Surgeon who lanced the swellings and the weird and wonderful wise woman who encouraged a frog to be worn around the neck to scare off the pestilence Volunteers will be encouraged to try out these curious cures Make Scented Nose Gays. A small bag of scented herbs to ward off the 'Miasma' which was thought to be the cause. Also make Plague masks. Worn by the Plague doctors who searched out the unfortunates who contracted the disease.
Cost £5 per child.one adult free.
Bourne Hall Museum Club
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