Bourne Hall Museum
Bourne Hall Museum
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.
Mon - Sat 1000 - 1700
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Medicine, Science and Technology, Social History
Herald of Spring
- 14 March 2015 9am-5pm
There are fairies at the bottom of the garden… and you can see them if you come to Bourne Hall for the popular Herald of Spring festival on Saturday 14th March. The building will be transformed with springtime imagery of flower fairies and garden goblins, in a celebration of nature and green spaces in Epsom and Ewell. Floral displays provided by Ashtead Nurseries will form the central feature, supported by children’s activities from the Hobbledown Mysterical Adventure, with demonstrations of rustic skills and a craft fair adding to the entertainment. The St. Mary’s Morris Men will welcome the spring, Huxley’s Birds of Prey will show the flying skills of hawks and falcons and the Woodland Trust will let visitors share in the creation of the national memorial wood on Epsom Downs. There will be a treasure hunt for the fairies hidden in the garden, and a chance for children to enter the fancy dress competition as a little sprite. Herald of Spring is open from 9 to 5 at Bourne
- Any age
- 2 April 2015 2-3:30pm
Discover the answers to all of these questions and more, when we are visited by a British Army Officer and a serving Tommy from World War 1.
Learn about trench warfare on the Western Front and how tough daily life was for the troops. See and have the opportunity to handle objects and weapons from the War to end all Wars. Try to understand the soldier’s experiences and how life in the trenches evolved through the duration of the war.
£5 per Child
£5 per child one Adult per child free
The darker side of Ewell Village.
- 7 April 2015 11am-3:30pm
Learn about exploding gunpowder mills and visit the graveyard of St Mary’s where their victims lie. Discover folk who lived locally and just won’t stay dead! Hear tales of witches and horrible murder, funerals without a body, tragic coach crashes and ghosts!
Our tour around the village will end with a visit to Ewell’s historic jail and a chance to find out first-hand what an eighteenth-century prison was like. Be careful not to be left behind!
11.00am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm
- Any age
Price £5 per person. Places limited to 25 and must be pre-booked with David Brooks. Please meet at the main entrance of Bourne Hall.
- 8 April 2015 11am-3:30pm
Learn about the different types of fighting and weaponry. Witness the resident Gladiators demonstrate their skills. Will it be thumbs up or thumbs down?
Are you brave enough to survive the arena? Come and learn how to be a gladiator and put your new-found skills into practice. Will you be a Murmillo, Secutor or perhaps a Provocator?
Was it really history’s most deadly sport?
11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm £5 per child
Ashley Road Cemetery Walk
- 10 April 2015 11am-3pm
Mrs Beeton’s mother, enjoyed the dubious accolade of being the first person to
be interred in 1871, but the first burial was much earlier. Find the famous; from
war heroes, to exotic dancers, jockeys and politicians. Discover their impact on
the Borough or the wider world through their words and deeds. Understand why Epsom’s war
memorial is situated here rather than in the Town Centre.
- Any age
11am t£5 per person. Places must be booked
in advance limited to 25 Please meet at the main gate to the cemetery, in Ashley Road.o 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm.
- 11 April 2015 1-3:30pm
It brought down the Holy Roman Empire and created the nations of Germany and Italy as nations, bringing down the Spanish and French Empires and leaving the British Empire as the world’s superpower for the next hundred years. Hear what it was like to serve in the British army during the wars which ended at the Battle of Waterloo. Discover the weapons and tactics used. Would you be able to stand and not run in an infantry square?
£5 per one adult free with each child
Bourne Hall Museum Club
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.