Exhibitions

Behind Closed Doors: 300 years of Willmer House

30th January – 22nd December 2018, Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm · free entry

A hop grower’s residence, a school for young ladies, a dentist’s surgery; Since Willmer House was built in 1718 it has been many different things to different people. In this special exhibition celebrating 300 years of Willmer House, visitors will be able to learn more about the history of the building through material specially selected by pupils from Potters Gate School.

Out of the Doll’s House

6th February – 2nd June 2018, Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm · free entry

From corsets to bra-burning, fashion has been closely linked to women’s equality for well over 100 years. Join us this spring to discover how fashions have changed during the last 100 years, as the role of women in society has been radically altered since first getting the vote in February 1918.

Farnham Beneath Your Feet

19th June – 22nd September 2018, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm · free entry

From Prehistoric roots, to Medieval expansion and Georgian grandeur, discover the archaeology of Farnham this summer. Featuring artefacts on loan from the Surrey Archaeological Society, as well as some very special objects from the Museum store, this exhibition is a chance to find out about the Farnham beneath your feet.

Events

300th Birthday Party

Saturday 9th June, 6pm-10pm · £16 per ticket

You are cordially invited to Willmer House’s 300th birthday celebrations and fundraiser. Please mark your calendar for Saturday 9th June, 6pm-10pm. With a vintage theme, BBQ, live music and cocktail bar provided by Four Marks’ based Gorilla Spirits, this will be a birthday party to remember. Every ticket sold will support the Museum in its efforts to purchase a locally found Bronze Age ring for its collection.

Booking essential, please contact the Museum or visit Eventbrite. The ticket price includes a BBQ dinner, drinks available separately.

Pop Up Cafe

Thursdays and Saturdays from 26th July – 25th August, 1pm-4pm

Join us this Summer for the return of our popular Pop-Up Café, where we will be a serving a selection of cake, as well as hot and cold drinks in our beautiful walled garden.

Finding Farnham Festival

Saturday 28th July, 11am-4pm · free entry

This July, join us and Surrey Archaeological Society in the Museum garden for the Finding Farnham Festival, as we celebrate a summer of Archaeology. With fun for all the family, you can try your hand at excavation, meet a Prehistoric man, and a host of other archaeological activities.

Suitable for all ages, please drop in any time between 11am-4pm.

Talks

Fashion and Freedom – Women’s Emancipation and Dress

Thursday 26th April 2018, 7.30pm-8.30pm · free entry

Talk by Grace Evans, Keeper of Costume, Chertsey Museum. Grace will take you on a walk through the story of women’s emancipation and its connection to the history of dress. Starting in the 1840s and taking in the Suffragettes along the way, the talk will end with the fight for women’s lib and 1980s power dressing.

This talk complements an exhibition of women’s dress and a display of Suffragette memorabilia which can be seen at Chertsey Museum until early September 2018.

Discovering Objects

Friday 25th May, Friday 29th June & Friday 27th July 2018, 2pm-4pm · free entry

From mammoths tusks to children’s games: The Museum of Farnham cares for hundreds of objects behind the scenes. Join us for a unique opportunity to handle some of these objects and learn more about them from our knowledgeable volunteers. Suitable for ages 5+. Please drop in any time between 2pm-4pm.

Evening Talk: The Archaeology of Farnham

Wednesday 27th June, 7pm-8pm · free entry

Join local archaeologist David Graham to hear more about the archaeology of Farnham. As part of the talk there will be an opportunity to handle archaeological artefacts from the Museum’s collection.

Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact the Museum on 01252 715094 or email museum@farnhammaltings.com. Suitable for all ages.