3rd October – 20th January 2018, Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm · free entry

From gramophones to radios and violins to trumpets, we all experience sound in a variety of different ways. Featuring on special loan an Indian Narsinga from the Horniman Museum and Gardens, this hands-on exhibition explores the multitudinous world of sound.


Fun Palace

Saturday 7th October, 10am – 4pm · free entry

The Farnham Fun Palace is a pop-up people’s palace full of free, hands-on, community-led art, science and craft workshops all gathered together into two fun filled spaces: the museum and the library. Come and play, make, learn, build, imagine with us! All ages and skills welcome.

The Sound of the Night

Friday 27th October, 7pm-10pm · £6, over 18 only

Experience the Museum after hours as part of the nationwide festival of Museums at Night. Join in the fun with live music and performance artists, tour the Museum’s ‘Resonance’ exhibition and take part in imaginative craft activities. A specially stocked bar will provide all the refreshments you need.

For ages 18+. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 01252 715 094, email emma.sutcliffe@farnhammaltings.com or visit Eventbrite to book.

Confirmed so far:

Fred Clark
Fred Clark is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, Kent. He performs with incredible energy and writes with an emotive, vibrant style mixing pop, folk and surfy vibes to create a truly exciting sound.

Object Handling Sessions

Fridays 29th September, 27th October, 24th November 2pm-4pm · free entry

Discover more about the objects that are cared for behind the scenes at the museum. This will be a unique opportunity to handle material from the museum’s collection. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Suitable for all ages.

The Curators Cut – Resonance Evening Talk

Thursday 16th November · 7.30pm-8.30pm · free entry

Join us for a free evening talk with Margaret Birley, Keeper of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The theme of the evening will be collecting musical instruments in India for the Horniman.

Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact the Museum on 01252 715094 or by emailing museum@farnhammaltings.com.

Christmas Readings – Oh Yes it Is!

Thursday 14th December and Friday 15th December · 7pm-8.30pm · £7

Rosemary Wisbey, Caryl Griffith, Gordon Dearing and Christopher Reeks present ‘Oh Yes it Is!’, a miscellany of thoughts about Christmas entertainments. Tickets £7 to include a mince pie and a glass of wine. Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact the Museum on 01252 715094 or by emailing museum@farnhammaltings.com.