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.

The Battle of Waterloo the day that decided Europe’s Fate

  • 25 October 2017 2-3:30pm

One decisive battle could end 20 years of bloody conflict on the continent. It was a showdown between two of history’s military giants. They were the same age, formidable strategists and had a string of victories behind them. By 18 June, the outcome hung in the balance and the victor would determine the fate of Europe
Discover what happened

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child

WW1 wounded at Horton Hospital Epsom

Battlefield Medicine

  • 18 November 2017 1-2:30pm

The risk of infection and the arrival of new terror weapons like gas in WW1 led to the development of new equipment to defend against them, from the tin helmet to the gas mask. Learn how the chances of survival and recovery have improved, from a time when many were just put out of their pain, ready to have their teeth removed and sold to a dentist, to now when you have every chance of a cure.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child

Lt Col Norrthey

Restoration of Lt Col Northey’s Grave

  • 9 December 2017 11am-3:30pm

On 9th December 2017, we will be remembering him with the restoration of his grave and a march of military re-enactors following the original route from Christ Church West Hill Epsom to the cemetery in Ashley Road.

The march will proceed from Christ's Church at 11am and proceed down West Hill and into the town centre, where there will be a halt to explain the significance of the event to those watching. It will then continue up Ashley Road to the cemetery.

At the cemetery there will be a service of blessing for the reinstated grave, at 12.30pm followed by a talk in the cemetery chapel. The chapel will host a display which will included the original grave maker until 3.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age
WW1 Christmas gift tin

Christmas in the Trenches

  • 16 December 2017 1-2:30pm

Discover how the troops managed to celebrate, refusing to allow the harsh conditions to dampen their festive cheer.

Did all the troops celebrate Christmas on the right day? Learn how gifts from the home front were organised and encouraged by royalty, and find out the whole story behind the Christmas truce of 1914. Meet a soldier and hear how Christmas in the trenches was made a relief from the horrors of fighting.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child

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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