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.
10th Essex

Battle of the Somme film

  • 7 July 2016 2-3:30pm
  • 9 July 2016 10-11:30am
  • 13 July 2016 8-9:30pm

The Battle of the Somme. This was nearly half the population of Britain at the time – and included viewers at Epsom’s cinema. The film remains one of the most watched in British cinema history, a record only broken by Star Wars. The Battle of the Somme was different from anything made before. It took real-life footage and turned it into a main feature with mass appeal. The film showed images of the first week of the ‘Big Push’, the joint offensive which began in July 1916 where British and French armies hoped to break through the German lines and achieve victory on the Western Front. We will be showing the original film of the Battle of the Somme.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
Roman metal face of Pan found in Ewell

Marvellous Metal Detecting

  • 9 July 2016 1-2:30pm

Discover how this branch of archaeology is helping with our understanding of the past. Learn how metal detectors work and what kinds of finds you may make when you use one. Learn about some of the amazing discoveries that have been made using a metal detector and understand how the detectorists work with museums to ensure that all their finds are properly recorded.
Meet with Bourne Hall Museum’s metal detector and see some of the finds he has made. Enjoy the opportunity to have a go with a metal detector and see what you find.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes one accompanying adult)

Flint Knappers show their work.

Flint Knapping

  • 4 August 2016 11am-3:30pm

As part of a small group under the tuition of master flint knapper, James Dilley, enjoy the opportunity to make your own authentic stone age tool to take home. Learn some of the ancient survival skills needed to live in a hostile environment, where woolly mammoth and sabre toothed tigers roamed freely.

There will be an opportunity to buy some replica tools so bring some pocket money if you wish.

Children must wear trousers and closed shoes for protection during this activity, other safety equipment will be provided.

Cost per child £12, payable in advance. This includes the cost of materials to make the tool which will be yours to keep. For pre-payment please make cheques payable to E&EBC and either post or hand deliver them to Bourne Hall Museum.
Places are limited to 12 children per session so pre-booking is essential.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost per child £12, payable in advance. This includes the cost of materials to make the tool which will be yours to keep. For pre-payment please make cheques payable to E&EBC and either post or hand deliver them to Bourne Hall Museum.
Places are limited to 12 children per session so pre-booking is essential.
There are two sessions 11am to 12 .30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm

Cave painting

CAVE PAINTING

  • 10 August 2016 11am-4:30pm

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’.

Cost £5 per child. Two identical sessions will be run, please book to reserve your place; maximum 20 children.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost £5 per child. Two identical sessions will be run, please book to reserve your place; maximum 20 children.11am-12.00pm & 2pm-3.00pm

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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