Exhibitions

John Henry Knight 1847-1917

17th January – 22nd December, Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm · free entry

Inventor and engineer John Henry Knight was inspired by a visit to the Great Exhibition in 1851 and went on to create a wide range of mechanical devices, including his most famous petrol-driven car in 1895. The exhibition coincides with the anniversary of his death.

WH Allen: Continental Connections

14th February – 20th May, Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm · free entry

During his lifetime, W H Allen, headmaster of Farnham Art School, travelled widely to the continent. His works from these journeys range from carefully precise studies of architecture features in Italy to vivid depictions of continental life across the continent.

JHK: Through the Lens

6th June – 16th September, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm· free entry

As part of our centenary commemorations this exhibition explores the broad range of John Henry Knight’s photographic endeavours. Like many people today Knight was a prolific photographer and recorder of his own life, providing a social commentary on Edwardian everyday life. His subject matter varied from local street scenes and agriculture to holiday photographs at the beach and even astronomy.

Special Exhibition – Olive Edis, War Photographer

6th June – 26th August, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm· free entry

Olive Edis was one of the most important photographers of the early 20th century, and Britain’s first female war photographer. The Road to Ypres explores the unique collection of photographs taken by Edis during her month long tour of war-torn Europe in March 1919.

Events

Object Handling Sessions

Fridays 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August 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 – Gallery Tour

Want to learn more about the objects in our exhibition? Then join us on a 45 minute Curator led tour. These events take place as part of our exhibition series. Suitable for adults.

W H Allen: Continental Connections · 13th May · 2pm-3pm · free entry

Join us for a Curator led tour of the Museum’s temporary exhibition W H Allen: Continental Connections, a selection of paintings and architectural studies from France, Italy and Switzerland.

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

JHK: Through the Lens & Olive Edis, War Photographer · 8th July · 2pm-3pm · free entry

Join us for a Curator led tour of the Museum’s temporary exhibitions JHK: Through the Lens and Olive Edis, War Photographer. These two complimentary exhibitions explore the world of Edwardian photography.

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

Finding Farnham Festival – Gostrey Meadow

15th July · 11am-3pm · free entry

This July join us in Gostrey Meadow for our Finding Farnham Festival, part of our annual community dig, as we celebrate the national Festival of British 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.

Free entry, suitable for all ages. You can find more information on the Festival for British Archaeology website.