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

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.
Children making Matches

Discover the worst jobs for children during the Victorian period!

  • 8 October 2016 1-2:30pm

most people thought work was good for children. Many job done by children, because children were cheap - a child was paid less than adults (just a few pennies for a week's work). Children worked on farms, in homes as servants, and in factories. Children often did jobs that required small size and nimble fingers. But they also pushed heavy coal trucks along tunnels in coal mines. Boys went to sea, as boy-sailors, and girls went 'into service' as housemaids. Children worked on city streets, selling things such as flowers, matches and ribbons. Crossing boys swept the roads clean of horse-dung and rubbish left by the horses that pulled carts and carriages. Even making everyday items for the home could be fatal.
The porcelain industry, with its lead glaze. Wallpaper making with arsenic in the green dyes. Match making using Sulphur. The risks in other factories from iron shaving with the needlers, to the fibers and machinery in carpet makings. How long you would survive!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Guy Fawkes

Discover what happened when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

  • 12 November 2016 1-2:30pm

On October 30th 1605, Fawkes once again inspected the gunpowder stored in the cellar. On November 3rd, the conspirators met in London – though not Fawkes – to make plans for what should happen after the explosion. All of them made plans for a speedy exit from London. Fawkes was due to flee to Flanders after the explosion having set a slow fuse. Meet the keeper of the cellars where the gun power was stored. Hear his first-hand account of the plot and its discovery!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

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)

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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