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.
Saxon fighters ready to meet the Vikings

Saxon Epsom comes back to life in Rosebery Park!

  • 28 May 2016 10am-5pm

Meet the folk that gave our town its name and discover how they lived as they get ready to face the Vikings at the battle for London in 1016.
There will be living history displays and crafts including weaving, have-a-go braiding, kids dressing up, weapons handling, skirmish combat, warrior training, coin striking, candle rolling, music, stories and children’s activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Rosebery Park
South Street
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5AT

Admission

Adults £5, children under 12 free

The 10th Essex

The Somme,

  • 11 June 2016 1-2:30pm

Just 141 days later, when the offensive ended, a huge total of 420,000 Allied men had been killed or wounded, including 70 men from Epsom and Ewell.
Learn about one of the darkest days for the British Army and discover why the human cost was so high. See the weapons and equipment that the troops used to live and fight .

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child
(includes 1 accompanying adult)

WW1 Machine Gun and Lewis Gun

Somme Day

  • 18 June 2016 11am-5pm

the battle was marked by terrible losses and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare. On the first day British casualties were 57,000 and by its end the loss on both sides would be more than 1.5 million men. Learn what it was like for the Tommy, see his equipment and weapons. See the working drill for a machinegun. The weapon that cut men down in their thousands.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

10th Essex machine gun crew

Somme Day

  • 18 June 2016 11am-5pm

The battle was marked by terrible losses and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare. On the first day British casualties were 57,000 and by its end the loss on both sides would be more than 1.5 million men. Learn what it was like for the Tommy, see his equipment and weapons. See the working drill for a machinegun. The weapon that cut men down in their thousands.

Suitable for

  • Any age
To remember the dead of the Somme.

Somme Sunset

  • 30 June 2016 9-10pm

By the time the offensive ended in November, the British had lost around 420,000 men, and the French about 200,000. German numbers were about 465,000. Almost every family in the country has a member who fought there; on the first day of the battle, 10 men from Epsom & Ewell fell and by its end over 70 local recruits had died. At sunset we will be holding an act of remembrance for all those who died.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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+
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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