Museum of Farnham, 38 West Street

Closure Statement, Tuesday 17 March 2020*

Following the latest government advice we have, with regret, decided to temporarily close the Museum of Farnham and our public hire space known as the garden gallery.

The health and safety of our staff, visitors and volunteers is of the utmost importance and we will be exploring in the coming hours and days ways we can care for the community of Farnham.

The closure will last for at least until Easter from today.

This is a situation without precedence, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through how best we respond. Now is a time to be kind, support our most vulnerable and work together. We will contact all bookers and stakeholders as soon as possible and will let you know when we are able to reopen and look forward to welcoming you back.

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