About us

The Museum of Farnham is housed in Willmer House, a Grade I listed building with many original features and a delightful walled garden.

Here you can discover the tales of William Cobbett and George Sturt whilst marveling at the inventions of John Henry Knight. Over the years Farnham has been home to many artists and craftsmen and the Museum has a fine collection by local artists including Stephen Elmer, WH Allen, Harold Falkner and Sir John Verney, as well as Farnham Greenware.

Our local studies library is a treasure trove of information on Farnham which cannot be found anywhere else. We have maps, census data, parish records, electoral rolls, street directories, newspapers, a photographic archive and more.

The walled garden is a hidden treasure of Farnham, with a tranquil and serene feel year round. Our Garden Gallery is a popular venue and available for hire for parties, exhibitions, talks and much more.

The Farnham and District Museum Society has been in existence for well over 40 years and during this time has provided support for the Museum of Farnham as well as providing information for the local community.  A major part of the activities of the Society is the series of talks run twice monthly through the winter months. In addition, members enjoy three or four visits to places of interest during the year. The Society also runs series of seminars on local subjects which are held at Farnham Museum. For more information please visit their website www.farnhammuseumsociety.org.uk