Bourne Hall Museum

Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
KT17 1UF




020 83941734

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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.
Last Tommys Trenches event

Tommy’s Trenches

  • 2 April 2015 2-3:30pm

Discover the answers to all of these questions and more, when we are visited by a British Army Officer and a serving Tommy from World War 1.

Learn about trench warfare on the Western Front and how tough daily life was for the troops. See and have the opportunity to handle objects and weapons from the War to end all Wars. Try to understand the soldier’s experiences and how life in the trenches evolved through the duration of the war.
£5 per Child

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£5 per child one Adult per child free

The exploding gunpower mills at Ewell

The darker side of Ewell Village.

  • 7 April 2015 11am-3:30pm

Learn about exploding gunpowder mills and visit the graveyard of St Mary’s where their victims lie. Discover folk who lived locally and just won’t stay dead! Hear tales of witches and horrible murder, funerals without a body, tragic coach crashes and ghosts!
Our tour around the village will end with a visit to Ewell’s historic jail and a chance to find out first-hand what an eighteenth-century prison was like. Be careful not to be left behind!
11.00am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age


Price £5 per person. Places limited to 25 and must be pre-booked with David Brooks. Please meet at the main entrance of Bourne Hall.

Gladiator School

Gladiator School

  • 8 April 2015 11am-3:30pm

Learn about the different types of fighting and weaponry. Witness the resident Gladiators demonstrate their skills. Will it be thumbs up or thumbs down?
Are you brave enough to survive the arena? Come and learn how to be a gladiator and put your new-found skills into practice. Will you be a Murmillo, Secutor or perhaps a Provocator?
Was it really history’s most deadly sport?

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13


11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm £5 per child

Lt Col Northey killed in the Zulu War

Ashley Road Cemetery Walk

  • 10 April 2015 11am-3pm

Elizabeth Dorling,
Mrs Beeton’s mother, enjoyed the dubious accolade of being the first person to
be interred in 1871, but the first burial was much earlier. Find the famous; from
war heroes, to exotic dancers, jockeys and politicians. Discover their impact on
the Borough or the wider world through their words and deeds. Understand why Epsom’s war
memorial is situated here rather than in the Town Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age


11am t£5 per person. Places must be booked
in advance limited to 25 Please meet at the main gate to the cemetery, in Ashley Road.o 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm.

Napoleanic War British Gunner

Nasty Napoleon

  • 11 April 2015 1-3:30pm

It brought down the Holy Roman Empire and created the nations of Germany and Italy as nations, bringing down the Spanish and French Empires and leaving the British Empire as the world’s superpower for the next hundred years. Hear what it was like to serve in the British army during the wars which ended at the Battle of Waterloo. Discover the weapons and tactics used. Would you be able to stand and not run in an infantry square?

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13


£5 per one adult free with each child

Bronze Axe from Bourne Hall Lake

Hidden Ewell Walk

  • 11 April 2015 10am-12pm

Peel back time and discover Ewell’s hidden past and unseen history with a guided walk around the village. A settlement since prehistoric times, Ewell has a rich history concealed beneath the modern village. Visit Bourne Hall’s sacred lake with its Bronze Age and Roman offerings to ancient gods. Tread in the footsteps of the Romans on Stane Street and discover their sacred shafts. Learn about the village’s Saxon cemetery and its long-lost church. Relive the terror of exploding gunpowder mills and the splendour of Nonsuch Palace.
Price £5 per person. Places limited to 25 and must be pre-booked with
David Brooks. Please meet at the main entrance to Bourne Hall.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£5 per person

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.