Haslemere Educational Museum

Haslemere Educational Museum
78 High Street
Haslemere
Surrey
GU27 2LA
England

Website

www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

E-mail

enquiries@haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01428 642112

Fax

01428 645234

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Haslemere Educational Museum is one of the largest Natural History Museum in central southern England with over 240,000 specimens, along with over 140,000 Human History artefacts from around the world.

There are three large permanent galleries for Geology, Natural History and Human History artefacts, along with three temporary exhibition rooms, a library and a dedicated education room for people of all ages.

Winners of The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2012 and the 2012 Museums & Heritage Readers Award

Haslemere Educational Museum is a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of organisations committed to the delivery of the First World War Centenary Programme: a global programme of events and activities inspiring young and old to remember the impact of the First World War on people and society today.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1000-1700
Sun-Mon-Closed

Admission charges

By Donation

Additional info

Disabled access throughout the building. If disabled parking is required please ring ahead.

* Visit our extensive and newly refurbished galleries.
* Take a journey through time with our interactive displays and fascinating collections.
* Meet Arthur our 6ft Siberian bear.
* Enter an Egyptian tomb and see a real Egyptian mummy.
* Explore our Natural History collection.
* Enjoy our gardens and admire the view over the Surrey hills.
* Observe the bees at work in the beehive.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, World Cultures

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

The Great War

  • 5 July — 30 September 2014 *on now

This exhibition is the result of research on the First World War carried out by members of Liphook Guides and the Museum's Haslemere Young People's Exhibition (HYPE) team. Both groups looked at the Canadians based at the local Bramshott Camp. The HYPE team have made a film based on stories about the Canadians but using they're own unigue style and creative licence! The Guides have created panels on areas of the war that they researched, including members of their own families.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Heritage Open Days 2014: Haslemere Educational Museum

  • 11 — 13 September 2014

Haslemere Educational Museum was founded in 1888 by the renowned surgeon Sir Jonathan Hutchinson and moved to its present site on the High Street in 1926, one of the town's ancient burgage houses, rebuilt and extended over the last 4 centuries. The three main galleries were added in 1926. You can learn more about the history of this wonderful award winning museum in the exhibition and find out more about the historic market town of Haslemere by taking part in the town heritage trail!

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/haslemere-educational-museum3

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.
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Haslemere Town Walk

  • 21 September 2014 2:30-4pm

Learn more about Haslemere High Street with local Historian Tim Winter. Meet outside the Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

A minimum donation of £2.50 is required.

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.html

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The Big Draw - It's Our World

  • 4 October 2014 12:30-3pm

A chance for the whole family to explore their artistic nature using a range of materials, drawing inspiration from the world around us and from our extensive collection and grounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.html

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Stick with Nature

  • 4 October 2014 10:30am-12pm

Find out about artist Andy Goldsworthy and then make your own ephemeral artwork using natural materials, capturing the work with photography.

Part of our Big Draw activities. Suitable for ages 5 to 11.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Members £5.00
Non members £7.00

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.html

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Lovely Leaves

  • 10 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

Join us to turn some lovely leaves into colourful autumnal pictures.

Part of our Big Draw activities.

Suitable for early years.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

Adults £1.00, children £2.00.

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.html

Fungi

Interested in Fungi?

  • 18 October 2014 10:30am-1pm

You are invited to join Sara Shepley and Peter Herring to learn a little more about fungi. Please feel free to bring along your own specimens and we will do our best to identify them.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission by donation.

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.html

Autumn leaves

Pattern, Print, Paint

  • 24 October 2014 1:30-2:30pm

Join us as we experiment printing with natural objects to make a giant picture. Part of our Big Draw and Family Art Festival activities.

Suitable for early years.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

Adults £1.00, children £2.00.

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.html

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Natural World?

  • 28 October 2014 10:30am-12pm

Can you create a picture of our world by printing with fruit and vegetables? Broccoli could make good trees but what about other parts of today's world? Is it possible to represent them?
Part of our Big Draw and Family Art Festival activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Members £5.00
Non members £7.00

Website

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/events.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.

Ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death (KS2)

Award winning ( 2004/2005 'Interpret Surrey Award)workshop.Hands-on event, explores mummification and Ancient Egyptian beliefs. Uses the whole range of interpretive tools available:- role-play, handling, museum's Egyptian display (featuring Pa-Er-Abu, a mummified priest) and written resources. Must be pre-booked
Cost per pupil: £3.50/£4.00.
Loan box available.

How to obtain

Contact: Education Officer, Kay Topping, at Haslemere Educational Museum, 01428 642112.
email: enquiries@haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Creepy Crawlies

A workshop on how to identify the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates, how to find invertebrate mini-beasts and bugs. Uses the museum's observation beehive and grounds(when dry - Natural History Gallery when wet). Finding and identifying live specimens from the 'Mini-beast Mountain' and the Meadow. Can be booked according to school's date requirements(subject to staff availability). Cost:£2.00/£2.50
Loan box available.

How to obtain

Contact: Education Officer, Maggie Monteath, Haslemere Educational Museum, 01428 642112.
email: haslemeremuseum@aol.com

Gallery Visit (Pre-school, KS1 and KS2)

Guided visit around the Museum's Geology, Natural History and Human History galleries with the education Officer. Includes features such as brown bear, named Arthur, Egyptian Mummy and dinosaur interactives. Workshop bookable on request( subject to staff availability). Cost:-
£1.50/£2.00.

How to obtain

Contact: Haslemere educational Museum Education Officer, Maggie Monteath, 01428 642112.
email: haslemeremuseum@aol.com

Junior Club

http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Multi-themed museum activities including learning about nature, art and craft, hands-on learning and much more. Sessions take place on the 1st Saturday of the month and during school holidays and are suitable for children aged 5-11 years.

How to obtain

Sessions cost around £4 for members and £5 for non members. Booking in advance is essential. Check out the online calendar of events for further details, or contact enquiries@haslemremuseum.co.uk.

Relic: Guardians of the Museum

Following on from the successful CBBC programme Haslemere Museum id pleased to announce its own Relic trail for families and young people. Find the five objects and complete the associated challenge.

Skeletons and Muscles

Workshop involving hands-on activities such as making joints and using the museum's replica human skeleton. Visit to the museum's Natural History Gallery to look at skeletal adaptations in other animals. Bookable according to school's requirements(subject to staff availability). Cost: £2.50/£3.00.

How to obtain

Contact: Haslemere Educational Museum's Education Officer, Maggie Monteath on:01428 642112
email:haslemeremuseum@aol.com

Toys from the Past

Workshop investigating the similarities and differences between modern and historical toys - looks at materials and uses. Children are able to handle and try out replica toys from the education collection and will be encouraged to make close observations of the museum's collection in the History Gallery. Can be booked (subject to staff availability) according to school's date requirements. Cost: £2.00/£2.50.
Loan box available.

How to obtain

Contact: Education Officer, Maggie Monteath
Haslemere Educational Museum: 01428 642112
e-mail: haslemeremuseum@aol.com

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