Surrey Heath Museum

Surrey Heath Museum Surrey Heath Museum is a local museum telling the stories of the area's past through permanent displ We also offer an education service to schools.
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It opened in the 1930s and the original collections were donated by the first curator George Poulter; since that date they have grown and now cover both the areas unique past and the modern history of Surrey Heath. General information
We are open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm and entrance is FREE. We have a changing exhibitions and an exciting activities programme. Please see our we

bsite or our facebook events page for further details on these. We have a lovely gift shop where you can purchase some unique gifts and cards. You can also come in and use our local history research facilities - to do this please contact us to book an appointment. Please contact us for more information.

Looking forward to the Free French forces blue plaque unveiling this Saturday 11th Nov  - we hope you can make it.
06/11/2023

Looking forward to the Free French forces blue plaque unveiling this Saturday 11th Nov - we hope you can make it.

We have an 'explosive' Toddle Tuesday planned for next week.  Come and visit us for fun, stories, craft and play - this ...
01/11/2023

We have an 'explosive' Toddle Tuesday planned for next week. Come and visit us for fun, stories, craft and play - this months theme 'Fireworks'.

Tuesday 7th November 11am/12pm - 50p donation

28/10/2023

Two Weeks Today!

24/10/2023

🇫🇷 Celebrating and remembering the Free French Forces camp, Old Dean, Camberley

Blue plaques unveiling ceremony Saturday 11 November at 12:30pm

Two blue plaques will be unveiled on the Old Dean estate in Camberley on Saturday 11 November by the French Attache from the French Embassy. The plaques mark the Free French forces camp that was situated on Old Dean Common (1940 to 1944).

This historic event has been organised by Surrey Heath Museum in partnership with the local community. The plaques have been kindly funded by the Surrey Councillor Community Fund and Le Souvenir Français UK.

The plaques will be placed on Beacon Church and Lorraine School – both buildings are on the site where the camp once stood. Lorraine school adopted the name of the Lorraine Cross, the symbol of the Free French during the Second World War.

The plaque unveiling ceremony at the Beacon Church will be attended by UK and French dignitaries and local community groups including; The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder, Councillor Shaun Macdonald, Leader, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Councillor Trefor Hogg, Surrey County Council, Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath and representatives from Le Souvenir Français UK.

All are welcome to watch the unveiling ceremony at The Beacon Church at 12:30pm

Councillor Shaun Macdonald, Leader Surrey Heath Borough Council said ; "Camberley, and the wider Surrey Heath area, has a rich military history and this camp was often visited by Charles de Gaulle, and also Winston Churchill, which shows the significance of this site. It is very important that we remember our connection to the Free French soldiers based here, their personal stories and many sacrifices fighting for “Honneur et Patrie” (honour and country) to achieve a free France and democratic Europe, something we have seen recently from Ukraine can never be taken for granted.”

Councillor Trefor Hogg, Councillor, Surrey County Council said; “I am extremely pleased that we have this opportunity to remember all those extraordinarily brave people who trained at the Centre D’Instruction Old Dean, taking up arms to continue the fight for Fraternity, Equality and Liberty in partnership with us, as France and the United Kingdom continue to work together in partnership today.”

Read more on our website - https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/news/2023/celebrating-and-remembering-free-french-forces-camp-old-dean-camberley-0

23/10/2023

Announcing a very exciting event for the Museum. Two blue plaques remembering the Free French Forces on Old Dean Common (1940-1944).

23/10/2023
We are busy beavering away getting ready for half term holidays.   Join the 'Dog Squad' and draw Camberley Kate a new st...
04/10/2023

We are busy beavering away getting ready for half term holidays.
Join the 'Dog Squad' and draw Camberley Kate a new stray dog for her kart!
Drop in session, all week commencing 23rd October. Suggested donation of 50p. Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. 33 Obelisk Way, The Square, Camberley, GU15 3SG.

28/09/2023

5,4,3,2,1... get ready for numbers on Tuesday for our toddlers session! Craft, stories and play at the museum! From 11am to midday.

What a great launch we had for our new Art Exhibition!  Please pop in to the museum and meet Luciano, the collector of t...
27/09/2023

What a great launch we had for our new Art Exhibition! Please pop in to the museum and meet Luciano, the collector of these amazing paintings.

Our new exhibition features the work on Italian artist, Paolo Gheri - art work collected by Luciano Cassaro. The work is...
27/09/2023

Our new exhibition features the work on Italian artist, Paolo Gheri - art work collected by Luciano Cassaro. The work is vibrant, mystical and enticing - each telling a story and drawing you in. When passing by 33 Obelisk Way in The Square, please pop in.

Lyndhurst pupil and our photography winner Sofia Khan was presented with her certificate and prize by the Mayor of Surre...
14/09/2023

Lyndhurst pupil and our photography winner Sofia Khan was presented with her certificate and prize by the Mayor of Surrey Heath yesterday. Congratulations Sofia for an amazing piece of work.

09/09/2023

WINNER! Part of our Climate Change exhibition earlier this year we asked as many young people as possible to celebrate nature on their own doorstep through photography and filmmaking.

The competition was inspired by Surrey Heath's habitats and the plants and animals that live in them. We asked children to investigate the local area and investigate and document their what they find.

Sofia Khan was our Winner. This is her film.

https://youtu.be/nyfcKvdg1E4

Only one more day until Heritage Open Days start.  Chobham walk is already sold out, so please book your place now, befo...
07/09/2023

Only one more day until Heritage Open Days start. Chobham walk is already sold out, so please book your place now, before you miss out. Tel: 01276 23771 or email: [email protected].

Paintings by local artist, Richard Savill, son of Rosette Savill, supporter of the Free French Forces, opens this weeken...
06/09/2023

Paintings by local artist, Richard Savill, son of Rosette Savill, supporter of the Free French Forces, opens this weekend, 9th September 2023.

Only 2 days to the start of Heritage Open days.  Please call the museum to book on to one of the events. Tel: 01276 2377...
06/09/2023

Only 2 days to the start of Heritage Open days. Please call the museum to book on to one of the events. Tel: 01276 23771 or email: [email protected]

Only 3 days to go until Heritage Open days starts!  Remember to book your place on one of our super events.  Contact the...
05/09/2023

Only 3 days to go until Heritage Open days starts! Remember to book your place on one of our super events. Contact the museum on [email protected] or call 01276 23771

Calling all 'Super' Toddlers!!  Craft, Play and Stories all about Super Hero's this Tuesday at the Museum (5th September...
02/09/2023

Calling all 'Super' Toddlers!! Craft, Play and Stories all about Super Hero's this Tuesday at the Museum (5th September at 11am to 12pm)

02/09/2023
6 days to go until the start of Heritage Open Days.  Book you place on one of our events today!
02/09/2023

6 days to go until the start of Heritage Open Days. Book you place on one of our events today!

8 days until Heritage Open Day starts...
31/08/2023

8 days until Heritage Open Day starts...

Heritage Open Days start in 9 days time.....
30/08/2023

Heritage Open Days start in 9 days time.....

22/08/2023

This years Heritage Open Days programme for Surrey Heath. If you wish to book on anything or need further information - please get in touch - [email protected] or telephone 01276 23771.

We still have a couple of places for our Flag Making Workshop on 16th August at 11:30am.  We will be looking at differen...
09/08/2023

We still have a couple of places for our Flag Making Workshop on 16th August at 11:30am. We will be looking at different flags of the world, the importance of flags and you can make your own flag!
Please contact the museum for booking. (Booking essential: please call 01276 23771)

Lilly Loo has been busy looking at the new Nepalese connections in Surrey Heath.
27/07/2023

Lilly Loo has been busy looking at the new Nepalese connections in Surrey Heath.

Lilly Loo takes a look at Surrey Heaths relationship with the local Nepalese community.

Todays dinosaur workshop started our summer holiday program with a bang!
26/07/2023

Todays dinosaur workshop started our summer holiday program with a bang!

Our new volunteer, Debbie Payne, found a photograph of West End Cricket Team in 1950s.  If anyone recognises the faces, ...
05/07/2023

Our new volunteer, Debbie Payne, found a photograph of West End Cricket Team in 1950s. If anyone recognises the faces, we would love to hear from you.

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33 Obelisk Way
Camberley

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 4:30pm
Thursday 11am - 4:30pm
Friday 11am - 4:30pm
Saturday 11am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+44127623771

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It opened in the 1930s and the original collections were donated by the first curator George Poulter; since that date they have grown and now cover both the areas unique past and the modern history of Surrey Heath. General information We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00am to 4.30pm and entrance is FREE. We have a changing exhibitions and an exciting activities programme. Please see our website or our facebook events page for further details on these. We have a lovely gift shop where you can purchase some unique gifts and cards. You can also come in and use our local history research facilities - to do this please contact us to book an appointment. We also offer an education service to schools. Please contact us for more information.


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Thank you to Surrey Heath Museum for hosting Reception class on their outing last week.

We arrived and were given a wonderful tour of the museum. The children were all really interested in all of the artefacts and displays and asked a lot of questions! Later on, we enjoyed a workshop about old toys – and very exciting that they got to play with some.

They had lots of fun and also enjoyed a nice walk there and back to school.
Great new statue of former Frimley Green resident Dame Ethel Smyth unveiled in Woking yesterday 👍

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Interesting look at the life of former Surrey Heath resident Dame Ethel Smyth, who lived in Frimley Green for many years ⬇️


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As part of our 20th birthday celebrations, throughout the year we're taking a stroll down memory lane and sharing images of the business from years gone by.

This image is one of our first vehicles taken in c.2002
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Can you help Surrey Heath Museum identify this mystery lady?
The Arts Council England 'Let’s Create Jubilee Fund' will support voluntary and community groups to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. ⭐

Grants up to £10,000 are available for voluntary or community organisations to develop cultural or creative activities as part of the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in June 2022.

The Fund is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims. However, the application itself has to be focused on creative and cultural activity. Applicants must partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation to help deliver their project.

Funded projects must:
- Focus on creative and cultural activity
- Engage with at least one of the art forms that ACE supports
- Be high-quality and inclusive in their approach
- Culminate in June 2022

Artforms included in Arts Council definition of 'culture' and 'creativity’
- Music
- Theatre
- Dance
- Visual arts
- Literature
- Combined arts – including festivals and carnivals
- Museum and library activities

Find out more and apply on this link, The portal for applications will close on Monday 28th February 2022. We recommend submitting applications as soon as you are able.
- https://lnkd.in/dmzPtRUi

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It’s Toddler Tuesday!

Today we will be making some ghosts using paint as our Halloween craft! Pop down between 10:30 and 12:30 to get involved for free!👻🎃🦇 Surrey Heath Museum

It's Toddler Tuesday!

We've had a bit of a change of plan and instead of Autumn Art this week we will be doing our Bird Feeders!🦅

Join us before 12:30 to make yours and get all of the birds coming to your garden!🌳 Surrey Heath Museum

Facebook is back! All just in time for us to remind you of our Toddler Tuesdays and this week we will be making…

LEAF HEDGEHOGS🦔🍂

Pop over to Squish between 10:30 - 12:30 to make these with us and the Surrey Heath Museum

Join us until 12.30 for free crafts by our friends at Surrey Heath Museum Surrey Heath The Square Camberley
Join us tomorrow for FREE arts and crafts. It’s Camberley Elephant themed and it’s going to be heaps of fun! Surrey Heath Museum The Square Camberley
Tomorrow we are making Pasta Butterflies! Join us for FREE crafts from 10.30am! https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/toddler-tuesday-surrey-heath-museum
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