Museum of Farnham

Museum of Farnham Based in the Grade 1 Listed Wilmer House on West Street, the Museum of Farnham is home to everything you need to know (and more) about our lovely town.

Visit the Museum of Farnham to learn about the history of Farnham and the local area through permanent and temporary exhibitions. We regularly run events and activities for all ages, so keep an eye out for details of our upcoming programme. The museum is always free so why not come along to look at our exhibitions, admire the grade I listed building they are situated in or just relax in our beautiful walled garden. There really is something for everyone.

A big thank you to @Barclays for their volunteering day at the museum. They have done wonders in our garden, which is ve...
15/05/2019

A big thank you to @Barclays for their volunteering day at the museum. They have done wonders in our garden, which is very much appreciated. Just goes to show, give bankers a chance, they are not all bad :)

The Three Graces by Sir John Verney (1965) , is one of the more cheeky pieces of art in our collection! Three naked ladi...
15/05/2019

The Three Graces by Sir John Verney (1965) , is one of the more cheeky pieces of art in our collection! Three naked ladies play croquet on the lawn at Farnham Castle. #PlayMW #museums #museumbums #museumweek

It's #museumweek! 😀 To kick it off, here is a lovely piece of art by Ursula Vivian McCannell titled "We Don't Know". ...
13/05/2019

It's #museumweek! 😀 To kick it off, here is a lovely piece of art by Ursula Vivian McCannell titled "We Don't Know". Ursula was elected the youngest member of the Woman's International Arts Society, aged 16. #WomeninCulture #museu

Are you a green fingered wizard or do you just like being outside with nature? We looking to increase our garden volunte...
10/05/2019

Are you a green fingered wizard or do you just like being outside with nature? We looking to increase our garden volunteer team. Level of experience doesn't matter. Contact the museum for more informatio or email [email protected]

Dreweatts Auctioneers will be holding a free valuation day where their specialist team headed by Bargain Hunt's Jonathan...
29/04/2019

Dreweatts Auctioneers will be holding a free valuation day where their specialist team headed by Bargain Hunt's Jonathan Pratt will be covering fine art, jewellery, silver, watches & antiques. 10am-2pm in the Garden Gallery.
For more information visit:

https://www.dreweatts.com/museum-of-farnham-thursday-2-may/

Yummy yummy yummy I've got @mummymakesfudge in my tummy. Now sold in the museum shop.
26/04/2019

Yummy yummy yummy I've got @mummymakesfudge in my tummy. Now sold in the museum shop.

We are proud to start stocking @cupsmithdrinks delicious coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It's always tea o'clock at the m...
18/04/2019

We are proud to start stocking @cupsmithdrinks delicious coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It's always tea o'clock at the museum :)

Our phones aren't working today. Hopefully be resolved by tomorrow. If you need to contact the museum please email:museu...
16/04/2019

Our phones aren't working today. Hopefully be resolved by tomorrow. If you need to contact the museum please email:
[email protected]

Just putting the final touches to our pop up cafe this morning. Who doesn't want tea, cake and a relax, in Grade 1* list...
11/04/2019

Just putting the final touches to our pop up cafe this morning. Who doesn't want tea, cake and a relax, in Grade 1* listed surroundings?

Hi I'm Neve and I study history. This week I am doing a work placement and today I have looked at loads of images for th...
09/04/2019

Hi I'm Neve and I study history. This week I am doing a work placement and today I have looked at loads of images for the Farnham Maltings 50th aniversary! It was interesting to see how much Farnham has changed in 50 years. I even found a picture of Woolworths! #museum #farnham

With the days getting longer and warmer, our Secret Garden Cafe will be open this spring on Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th...
08/04/2019

With the days getting longer and warmer, our Secret Garden Cafe will be open this spring on Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th and Thursday 18th, 12:30-3:30pm. Come and relax in the most peaceful garden in Farnham, even if we do say so ourselves!

This week at the museum, we have Easter crafts on Wednesday and Thursday. 10:30 - 12:30pm and 1:30 -3:30pm. Ages 3-7. £...
08/04/2019

This week at the museum, we have Easter crafts on Wednesday and Thursday. 10:30 - 12:30pm and 1:30 -3:30pm. Ages 3-7. £3 per child. Drop in and get creative with 'all things Spring'.

Box hedging was re-introduced by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. But it is wasn't until the medieval and tudor knot g...
05/04/2019

Box hedging was re-introduced by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. But it is wasn't until the medieval and tudor knot gardens that Box become widely fashionable. We at the museum are always looking to stay up to date with fashions, even if a little late.

Last few spaces are available for the luxury Springtime Relax, Restore and Renew Yoga Retreat Day this Sunday 7th April ...
03/04/2019

Last few spaces are available for the luxury Springtime Relax, Restore and Renew Yoga Retreat Day this Sunday 7th April 10-3pm in the beautiful Garden Gallery. Run by @hollysbreathingspace this will include:
- Energising heart-opening Yoga
- Gong bath
- Chocolate meditation
- Vegetarian lunch
- Yin Yoga
- Your own Yoga Journal to take away and record your thoughts and practice in.
All welcome including beginners. Full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1270063706474902/

Getting wild today planting our new wildflower meadow in the museum's garden. Excited to see the results later this year...
26/03/2019

Getting wild today planting our new wildflower meadow in the museum's garden. Excited to see the results later this year. Doing our bit for nature. Farnham in Bloom #TuesdayThoughts

A big thank you to all the wonderful people enterprise19, for their great designs on our new range of mugs and cards. We...
21/03/2019

A big thank you to all the wonderful people enterprise19, for their great designs on our new range of mugs and cards. We look forward to using more of their fantastic designs in the future.

Just back from Mordor with this little chap. It doesn't grant invisibility but this middle Bronze Age lock ring is very ...
02/03/2019

Just back from Mordor with this little chap. It doesn't grant invisibility but this middle Bronze Age lock ring is very cool. They were used has decorative pieces, attached to hair, clothing or ears. It will be on display in the new History of Farnham exhibition, opening June.

Do you like knights? Do you like princesses? Do you like castles and dragons? If so, come to the  today for A Knight's T...
21/02/2019

Do you like knights? Do you like princesses? Do you like castles and dragons? If so, come to the today for A Knight's Tale craft event. Drop in between 10:30-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm. £3 per child and children must be accompanied by an adult

Do you like knights? Do you like princesses? Do you like castles and dragons? If so, come to the museum this Wednesday a...
18/02/2019

Do you like knights? Do you like princesses? Do you like castles and dragons? If so, come to the museum this Wednesday and Thursday for A Knight's Tale craft event. Drop in between 10:30-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm. £3 per child and children must be accompanied by an adult.

14/02/2019

Josh will be talking on BBC Surrey . Turn on from 8:00-8:30pm to hear an in-depth history of people power in Farnham. Be there or be square.

The first glimpses of spring at the museum
12/02/2019

The first glimpses of spring at the museum

Great first Young Archaeology Club of this term!  Kicked off our 'Arty Ancestors' topic by looking at the fabulous ceram...
26/01/2019

Great first Young Archaeology Club of this term! Kicked off our 'Arty Ancestors' topic by looking at the fabulous ceramic collection at the Allen Gallery and tried our hand at some pattern-related activities.

Just having tea and a chat with a celebrity. Susan, from The Malting's Miracle on 31st Street, is going to be starring i...
21/01/2019

Just having tea and a chat with a celebrity. Susan, from The Malting's Miracle on 31st Street, is going to be starring in our year long Malting's exhibition, opening 29th January. You're never too old to play!

Taking down the fantastic exhibition Potters Gate Primary  curated about the museum building's 300th birthday. Now getti...
10/01/2019

Taking down the fantastic exhibition Potters Gate Primary curated about the museum building's 300th birthday. Now getting ready for the new history of the Farnham Maltings, which opens on the 29th January.

Merry Christmas from the all the team at the museum.
25/12/2018

Merry Christmas from the all the team at the museum.

The museum will be closed on Saturday 22nd December. But not to worry, we will be back open on Wednesday 2nd January 201...
21/12/2018

The museum will be closed on Saturday 22nd December. But not to worry, we will be back open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!

All set for the first night of our Christmas readings. There are still tickets available for tomorrow. Enquire at the mu...
13/12/2018

All set for the first night of our Christmas readings. There are still tickets available for tomorrow. Enquire at the museum for further details.

Our cheeky elf, Cosmo has taken all of our Christmas presents from under the tree and hidden them around the museum. Why...
04/12/2018

Our cheeky elf, Cosmo has taken all of our Christmas presents from under the tree and hidden them around the museum. Why not come in and help us find them!

It's starting to look a ot like Christmas !
01/12/2018

It's starting to look a ot like Christmas !

Christmas and winter have come to the museum. Frosty mornings and Christmas decorations.
22/11/2018

Christmas and winter have come to the museum. Frosty mornings and Christmas decorations.

Looking forward to welcoming pupils from Highfield South Farnham School today.
22/11/2018

Looking forward to welcoming pupils from Highfield South Farnham School today.

The Christmas reading tickets are now available. Tickets cost £7.00 each. To book a ticket, either phone or pop in. The...
23/10/2018

The Christmas reading tickets are now available. Tickets cost £7.00 each. To book a ticket, either phone or pop in. They are going quicker then freshly baked mince pies.

Preparations are well underway for our half term craft days on the 24th and 25th October. Drop in between 10.30am-12.30p...
17/10/2018

Preparations are well underway for our half term craft days on the 24th and 25th October. Drop in between 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm to try out crafts from some of the other Farnhams around the world.

The seasons are a changing, and so are our exhibitions. We are currently taking down our summer Archaeological display a...
02/10/2018

The seasons are a changing, and so are our exhibitions. We are currently taking down our summer Archaeological display and installing the shiny new Farnham Connects exhibition which opens this Saturday the 6th.

We are currently looking for new garden volunteers to join our museum. If you have a passion for green fingered activiti...
22/09/2018

We are currently looking for new garden volunteers to join our museum. If you have a passion for green fingered activities or just enjoy spending time in peaceful surroundings. Let us know. Feel free to pop into the museum for a chat or email [email protected]

We are now selling Little Green Bees unbeelievably delicious Farnham honey.
21/09/2018

We are now selling Little Green Bees unbeelievably delicious Farnham honey.

Photos from Museum of Farnham's post
15/09/2018

Photos from Museum of Farnham's post

Our garden fete and pop-up cafe is now open! Come on down before 4pm to snap up some of the lovely produce, plants and c...
15/09/2018

Our garden fete and pop-up cafe is now open! Come on down before 4pm to snap up some of the lovely produce, plants and crafts, coffee, tea and homemade cake before it's all gone!

Our new range of jams, curds and chutneys are now available in the shop.
14/09/2018

Our new range of jams, curds and chutneys are now available in the shop.

Saturday 15th September the museum will be holding a garden fete from 11 until 4. There will be various stalls including...
24/08/2018

Saturday 15th September the museum will be holding a garden fete from 11 until 4. There will be various stalls including Bells Piece and the Farnham Beekeepers.
There will also be our Pop-Up café serving delicious cakes and hot/cold drinks from 1 until 4.

For the Heritage Open Days the museum will be doing house tours on the 13th and 14th of September. There will be two per...
18/08/2018

For the Heritage Open Days the museum will be doing house tours on the 13th and 14th of September. There will be two per day, starting at 11am and 2pm. These will last around 40 minutes.

If you would like book onto a tour, please telephone 01252 715094 or email [email protected].

Farnham Maltings
26/07/2018
Farnham Maltings

Farnham Maltings

Museum of Farnham's Pop-Up Cafe re-opens its doors today at 1pm for the summer. Pop in for a selection of cake, as well as hot and cold drinks in our beautiful walled garden. Thursdays and Saturdays from 26 July – 25 August 2018.

Excited about our Teddy Bear's Picnic today, hope you can come and join us. Due to the weather forecast for this afterno...
31/05/2018

Excited about our Teddy Bear's Picnic today, hope you can come and join us. Due to the weather forecast for this afternoon we are moving the picnic into our Garden Gallery, where you can camp out from the rain, enjoy some cake in our pop-up cafe and have a go at our teddy themed crafts. We also have a teddy bear trail in the museum, and the chance to win yourself a little bear of your own! The picnic is from 12pm to 2pm, is free to join and you are welcome to bring your own picnic.

Join us for our half-term Toy bonanza this week, with toy themed craft activities tomorrow, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30...
29/05/2018
Museum’s half-term toy bonanza

Join us for our half-term Toy bonanza this week, with toy themed craft activities tomorrow, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, and on Thursday a teddy bear's picnic. Bring your own picnic, have a go at our teddy trail, or relax in our pop-up cafe in the garden from 12pm-3pm.

http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cfm?id=127032&headline=Museum%E2%80%99s%20half%2Dterm%20toy%20bonanza§ionIs=news&searchyear=2018

This half term, the Museum of Farnham embarks on an exploration of all things toys! Children aged three to seven are invited to take part in a fun-filled art and craft session inspired by toys, old and new.

This Thurs 26th April at 7.30pm, the Museum will be welcoming Grace Evans, Keeper of Costume Chertsey Museum to give a t...
24/04/2018

This Thurs 26th April at 7.30pm, the Museum will be welcoming Grace Evans, Keeper of Costume Chertsey Museum to give a talk on 'Fashion and Freedom – Women’s Emancipation and Dress.' All welcome, please contact [email protected] or 01252 715094 to confirm your place.

Address

38 West Street
Farnham
GU97DX

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

01252715094

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