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.
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

Florence Nightingale

Crimean War and Florence Nightingale

  • 13 January 2018 1-2:30pm

Hear about her famous lamp at Scutari Hospital and her later campaigns for nursing and health reform in England.

Discover the difficult conditions that the nurses found themselves working in. Hear about some of their nursing methods and decide if you would have liked to take her medicine.

Learn about the battles and harsh weather conditions which caused so many soldiers to be wounded or to fall ill, killing more than the fighting, and learn how the care of Florence and her team changed nursing in Britain.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child

Traitors gate

The Tower - Escape, Imprisonment and Execution.

  • 10 February 2018 1-2:30pm

From Ranulf Flambard Bishop of Durham who in 1128 became the first to escape the Tower, to Katherine Howard wife of Henry VIII in 1542, Guy Fawkes in 1606, and John Felton the assassin who murdered the Duke of Buckingham in 1628, as well as Carl Lody the German spy who was executed there in 1914.
Discover their lives and deaths and those of others who passed through Traitors Gate.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5 per child

Bomb fallen in Waterloo Road Epsom

WW2 -- A Children’s War

  • 14 February 2018 2-3:30pm

learn what happened after a bomb fell like this one in
Waterloo Road, discover how to put out one of the fire bombs that were dropped in their tens of thousands on Epsom during the war. Try to play fag cards like wartime children, discover the size of your sweet ration, and master a paper puzzle to find the hidden pig! Write a postcard home after being evacuated

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 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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