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.
Roman Army

Ruthless Romans

  • 23 March 2019 1-2:30pm

The Legions of Rome march into Ewell - enforcing the rule of the Empire. Discover what it was like to be a Roman soldier, having to serve for 25 years before receiving your generous pension - if you survived!
Learn about the weapons and tactics that made the Legions so effective and so feared. Enjoy listening to tales from a legionary of how he trained and fought, and see all his armour and equipment.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)

Original artwork for the Eagle comic

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Hampson

  • 4 December 2018 — 12 March 2019 *on now

There, for a decade, he created the cartoon strips that held the nation's schoolboys (and others!) enthralled,as they waited eagerly each week for the latest edition of Eagle to learn whether Dan Dare, the intrepid space explorer, had survived his most recent mission.
An exhibition about the life of the gifted illustrator will be put on display at Bourne Hall Museum from 4th December until 12 March 2019.The display will include original artwork which has been loaned by Peter Hampson, Frank’s son, including a front page of the Eagle – drawings of Treens, Therons and other alien characters from the comic – and covers drawn by Frank for the popular Ladybird books. Also on display will be the annuals which were such eagerly awaited Christmas presents, and comics which will bring back memories of trips to the newsagents to get a new copy, running back home to read the latest adventure.
Museum curator, Jeremy Harte, said:
‘There will be many people locally who remember, for example, the staged fights with ray guns outside Bayford Lodge, as Frank Hampson gathered material for the next instalment to go up on his drawing board’.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

Herald of Spring is always busy

Herald of Spring ‘Superheroes’ 2019

  • 9 March 2019 9:30am-5pm

There will be beautiful floral displays and a show garden from Ashtead Park Garden Centre along with the Mayday Flower Club, and shows by local countryside groups! You can visit the What’s On In Epsom Spring Market with arts, crafts and Jam or enjoy some tea and cake in the Coffee Shop.
Children can cheer on the Hobbledown Puppet Show and dancer’s, be amazed by Close Up Magic’s trickery and sleight of hand, marvel at the Bourne Hall Museum kids Club with heroic Viking saga’s and join in with the ‘feel-good’ kids’ activities from the Rainbow Centre in the Main Hall.
Take part in the Superhero fancy dress competition with prizes on the day!
It’s all FREE!
Fantastic fun for all the family 

Suitable for

  • Any age
Henry V111

An Audience with Henry VIII

  • 13 April 2019 11am-2:30pm

King Henry VIII became one of the most iconic of England’s monarchs. Enjoy an audience with the King and listen to his tales of court, politics, and his likes and loves. Discover the truth behind his six marriages and just how many people were executed in his reign.
Learn about daily life in Tudor times. Discover what they wore and what they ate and decide if you would like to be invited to attend a banquet. Hear about their popular pastimes and how football was outlawed.
11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost £5 per child 1 adult free per child both session are the same.

Cave paintings

Cave painting

  • 18 April 2019 11am-3:30pm

They left behind a vivid record of their way of life and some clues of what they believed in. Discover how and why these paintings were created. Then by flickering light try to create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’.
Cost £5 per child. Two identical sessions will be run, please book to reserve your place; maximum 16 children.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

11am-to 12.pm & 2pm-to 3.pm £5 per child

Cave Paintings

Cave Painting

  • 25 April 2019 11am-3:30pm

They left behind a vivid record of their way of life and some clues of what they believed in. Discover how and why these paintings were created. Then by flickering light try to create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’.
Cost £5 per child. Two identical sessions will be run, please book to reserve your place; maximum 16 children.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

11am-to 12.pm & 2pm-to 3.pm
£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

http://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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