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:


Opening hours

Mon - Sat 1000 - 1700
Sun Mornings

Admission charges


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.
Knights ready for battle

Magna Carta and all that, Echoes of the past 2015

  • 30 May 2015 10am-5pm

Some 60 re-enactors will bring the time of King John back to life in Rosebery Park. Watch and join in the training of the militia, along with the have-a-go archery. Cheer on your knight in the tourney of honour and see what happens when the men of England take on the army of their infamous King in open battle. Discover how the wounded are treated afterwards, and find out what was their chance of survival. Make money try striking your own coin. See how a knight was dressed for battle and marvel at the armoury display. Get an insight into the must-wears of the Angevin court during our fashion show; discover the textiles they used and how the clothes were made. Discover the food eaten in the great hall as the cooks produce food for the barons’ table. What was Top of the Pops? – hear the songs and the music of the time
Watch the Horrible Histories of the Magna Carta, while children can try their hand at being archaeologists in the mini-digs, or practice ancient crafts. Hear the storyteller’s tales of wonder, and try your hand at brass-rubbing.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Rosebery Park,
South Street or Ashley Road
KT18 5AT


£5 per person children under12s FREE

 Lady Maria, lady in waiting to the royal household

Tudor England

  • 13 June 2015 1-2:30pm

Meet Lady Maria, lady in waiting to the royal household. Listen to her tales and find out how the Tudors spent their free time. What board games did they play and how competitive were their sports? Enjoy the opportunity to take part in Ewell’s own jousting tournament.
Decide if you would like to be treated by a Tudor physician. Few people lived to be over 50 years old and a typical treatment for the deadly disease of smallpox was to hang red curtains around the patients bed as they believed that the colour could cure. Hear about other ailments and treatments that people had to endure. Would you like a pet leech?

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13


£5 per child 1 adult free per child


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

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
KT17 1UF




020 83941734

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