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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Sir Norman Wisdom

Sir Norman Wisdom:An exhibition of his life

  • 4 October 2016 — 12 March 2017 *on now

For many years Sir Norman had a flat in Epsom, and was often seen shopping in the area or eating in his favourite fish and chip shop in Ewell, as well as being a cult figure in Albania!
Bourne Hall Museum has been most fortunate in being able to secure the loan of the official exhibition of his life and work from his family. The exhibition contains theatre posters, handwritten scripts, and film stills. His musical instruments will be here along with the original suit used in the Pinewood films and the Aladdin's lamp from the 1956 production The Wonderful Lamp. There’s also a chance to see his awards including the British Film Academy Award 1954 and New Musical Express 1954 Record of the Year.
For details of events and talks during the exhibition, you can email dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

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.
Christmas during the Civil War

English Civil War Christmas

  • 10 December 2016 1-2:30pm

Both as a religious festival and as an important holiday period during which English men and women indulged in a range of traditional pastimes. During the twelve days of a seventeenth-century Christmas, churches and other buildings were decorated with rosemary and bays, holly and ivy; Christmas Day church services were widely attended, gifts were exchanged at New Year, and Christmas boxes were distributed to servants, tradesmen and the poor; great quantities of brawn, roast beef, 'plum-pottage', minced pies and special Christmas ale were consumed, and the populace indulged themselves in dancing, singing, card games and stage-plays
But would it turn out as they planned!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Your money or your life!

Your money or your life!

  • 11 February 2017 1-2:30pm

The word highwayman is first known to be used in the year 1617 other names included "knights of the road" and "gentlemen of the road". This type of thief usually moved around and robbed by horse, as compared to a footpad who travelled and robbed on foot; mounted highwaymen were widely considered to be socially superior to footpads. Such robbers operated in Britain from Elizabethan times until the early 19th century. Hear the story of these men where they gentlemen and knights or just villains. Many came to a horrible end on the gallows.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Website

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

Midnight in a graveyard

Body Snatchers

  • 18 February — 18 March 2017

Some broke the law just to survive, other became their victims — even though over 200 crimes carried the death penalty ranging from murder to minor offences like pickpocketing and being out at night with a blackened face, despite these harsh penalties the criminal elements of society were still determined to make their living by ill-gotten gains.
Medical science had progressed slowly since the discoveries of the Greeks owing to religious restrictions. However by the early 1800s the study of anatomy was again at the cutting edge of science and surgeons needed bodies to examine. The law of supply and demand led to the rise of the grisly trade of the body snatchers or the resurrectionists. Learn how and why these men crossed the boundaries of acceptability and what actions brought about the introduction of The Anatomy Act in 1832. Discover what was happening in Ewell on your very doorstep!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Website

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

Titanic lease for its fatefull trip.

Titanic.

  • 8 April 2017 1-2:30pm

Plunging two miles to the ocean floor after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. Rather than the intended Port of New York, a deep-sea grave became the pride of the White Star Line’s final destination in the early hours of April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. In the decades since her demise, Titanic has inspired countless books and several notable films while continuing to make headlines, particularly since the 1985 discovery of her resting place off the coast of Newfoundland. Discover what happened on that fateful night and learn about the local people who were on broad included one buried very near to Bourne Hall.

Suitable for

  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 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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