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.
Roman ready for battle

MEET A ROMAN SOLDIER

  • 13 May 2017 1-3pm

Discover what it was like to be a Roman soldier, having to serve for 25 years before receiving your generous pension - if you survived!

Learn about the weapons and tactics that made the Legions so effective and so feared. Enjoy listening to tales from a legionary of how he trained and fought, and see all his armour and equipment.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

A Dingo

Discover life in World War 2 Echoes of the Past

  • 20 May 2017 10am-5pm

There will be military transport from jeeps and lorries to a Dingo! No, not the dog but a rare type of scout car. Fire engines from the period will be ready to put out the bombs of the Blitz. Meet the Home Guard and an air raid warden – hear about the risks of gas attack and what gas mask to wear. Find out how to put out a fire bomb and take the chance to see and handle many original items from the war. Make do and mend, and try the children’s craft activities. There will be displays of military cooking and somewhere to enjoy the music and dance of the war. Learn what happened in Epsom and Ewell during this turbulent period in history. Bring along your photos and objects from the time and our experts will help you identify them – but please don’t bring anything that explodes!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Rosebury Park
Ashley Road /South Street
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5AT

Admission

Children under 12 FREE adults £5

Vicious Vikings

  • 23 May 2017 10:30am-12pm

Revealing why the Beserkers were so feared, 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 how far they travelled in pursuit of gold, goods and slaves. Discover how to fight like a Viking and try to learn the skills of spear wrestling!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Medieval pilgrim

Medieval Tales Minstrels, pilgrims and travellers

  • 10 June 2017 1-2:30pm

From lowly beginnings the medieval jongleur became an indispensable entertainer who brought their stories of love and war to both castles and villages alike. They helped knit together the different classes and languages of society into a single national identity through a shared heritage of heroes.
Discover if you have the skills to entertain nobility and commoners alike as you travel the country. Join in with our visiting bard and see if you can follow their tune on reproduction instruments.
Are you brave enough to undertake a pilgrimage to a faraway land? Could you face the risk of pirates, shipwreck, illness and
robbery? Discover what travel was like before the invention of the package holiday. Learn how and why the pilgrims travelled
and where they went. Come and hear the pilgrims’ tales and songs
that helped to ease their long and arduous journeys. See what other pastimes and entertainments they enjoyed and try them
out for yourself.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Children leaving Epsom for Cornwall

Life on the Home front in World War 2

  • 21 June 2017 10:30am-12:30pm

Children were evacuated away from their families to the safety of the distant countryside while Britain withstood the relentless Nazi attacks. See examples of what could fall out of the sky and learn how we defended ourselves from these threats. Experience a gas attack drill and the opportunity to see and handle many original artefacts from this period.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

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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