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.

Alexander’s army with Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club

  • 11 July 2015 1-2:30pm

Meet our visiting Greek soldier and hear of his time in the army of Alexander the Great and his Great victory at Gaugamela against Darius the Persian King. Fought in what is now Iraq, Darius had gathered men from all over his Empire, even mercenaries from India, including 15 elephants! His army was over 100,000 strong, perhaps as large as a million men. Alexander had only 25,000. The stakes were high if he won he would be King of all Asia. Find out what happened. Discover how the ancient Greeks fought and the weapons they used.

Admission

£5 per child one free adult with each child

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1732

Vicious Vikings at Bourne Hall Museum

  • 11 July 2015 11am-12:30pm

Discover if Viking raiders really were as vicious as they claimed to be. Ewell will be visited by Thorulf Hammrsson, a Viking warrior resting between raids, and he will demonstrate the fact behind the fiction.
Revealing why the Berserkers were so revered within Viking culture, he will show off his terrifying array of weapons. Would you be brave enough to defend your home against a Viking attack?
Uncover the culture of the Vikings:their craftsmanship and their trade. See how they made their own armour and minted their own coins for trade, and learn how far they travelled in pursuit of goods, land and slaves.

Admission

£5 per child one free adult with each child

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1733

Alexzander’s Army

Alexzander’s Army

  • 11 July 2015 11am-12:30pm

Meet our visiting Greek soldier and hear of his time in the army of Alexander the Great and his Great victory at Gaugamela against Darius the Persian King. Fought in what is now Iraq, Darius had gathered men from all over his Empire, even mercenaries from India, including 15 elephants! His army was over 100,000 strong perhaps as large as a million men. Alexander had only 25,000. The stakes were high if he won he would be King of all Asia. Find out what happened.i£5 per child
Further details available from David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell,

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 free accompanying adult)

Website

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

Learning to strike coins

Viking Raiders

  • 11 July 2015 2-3:30pm

Discover if the Vikings were as ferocious as legends suggest by listening to his tales of adventure and discovery.
He will demonstrate his weapons and armour with great skill and pride. Decide if you would have stood your ground and defended your home from his attack.
Learn about the gentler side of Viking culture: their craftsmanship and trading skills. See him demonstrate how to mint coins to trade for goods, land and slaves.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 free accompanying adult)

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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