Museum of Farnham, 38 West Street

Update, Wed 01 July 2020*

Following the recent government announcement, allowing certain businesses to reopen as of Sat 04 July (including museums), the Museum of Farnham will remain closed.

However, the museum team will return to work on Mon 03 August and will be working hard to get the museum safe, in line with government guidelines, to reopen our doors to the public on Tue 01 September.

Staff will be available 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday as of Mon 03 August to help with any enquiries.

We hope to see you soon!

The museum team

Things to see

The Museum of Farnham is a local history museum, located in a beautiful Georgian town house with many original features and a delightful walled garden.

Visit us to discover Farnham’s history, from its prehistoric roots to its hop growing boom and Georgian grandeur. Discover the tales of the illustrious William Cobbett, political agitator, and George Sturt local author and craftsperson, whilst marvelling at the inventions of engineer John Henry Knight, who created one of the first petrol driven cars!

The Museum is also home to an extensive art and craft collection thanks to the many artists and crafts people who have been drawn to Farnham over the years.

The Museum of Farnham is part of Farnham Maltings Association, a creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage the most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible. The Museum works actively with the Farnham Maltings to reach these goals.

Normal opening hours (please see above*)

Tuesday to Saturday

10am to 5pm

Closed on Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period

Free Entry


The Museum of Farnham is located at the Alton end of West Street in the centre of the town.

Our nearest car park is in the Lower Hart (next to Waitrose). There is two hour parking outside the Museum, although availability is sometimes limited.

Coaches can drop off and pick up outside the Museum, and there are coach spaces in The Hart next to the public toilets.

Farnham Station is a 15 minute walk away.

How to find us


The Museum of Farnham Access Statement is available here.

Please contact us if you have an questions about access to or within the Museum.

A short text Visual Story* is available here.

An extended text Visual Story* is available here.

*This pack aims to support children, young people and adults with Autistic Spectrum conditions, communication difficulties, other learning disabilities and those with English as a second language. It can be used to help them access and understand their experience in the building. Makaton™ symbols are used to help communicate information.

Contact Us

The Museum of Farnham
Willmer House
38 West Street

t: 01252 715094