A Brief History of Farnham

Chapter 1 – The ground beneath your feet opens 4 June 2019

Chapter 2 – A Georgian at 38 West St opens 6 August 2019

Chapter 3 – God Save the Queens opens 7 October 2019

This summer we go back to our roots and take our visitors on a journey through the history of Farnham, in an exhibition titled “a brief history of Farnham”.

Chapter 1 of the exhibition The Ground Beneath our Feet explores prehistoric Farnham, through to the Civil War using archaeological finds.

Chapter 2  – A Georgian at 38 West St, telling the story of Georgian Farnham using a set dressed room in the museum. Learn more about the house itself and the people of the town.

Chapter 3 – God Save the Queens takes you from the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign through to today’s times under Queen Elizabeth II.

Your Farnham Maltings: 50 years in the Community

29th January -21st December 2019, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. free entry

Discover the story of the Maltings, as we celebrate 50 years of its existence in its current form. This exhibition will chart its past from a collection of maltings buildings for the beer trade, to a rescued space for community use and now an internationally recognised theatre company.


Finding Farnham Festival

Saturday 3rd August, 11am – 4pm

An annual event ran by Surrey Archaeology in the museum garden. Join us and get involved with a live dig, meet the Roman legionaries and see the summer archaeology exhibit featuring some of the choicest artefacts from the region!

Art & Design Workshop

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th August 10am – 4pm

A fun and creative two day workshop, suitable for anyone studying GCSE or A ‘Level Art or Textiles.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside professional practicing designers Rowena Bristow and Lesley O’Hara of Rowena Studios. Come and be inspired and motivated to explore new skills and experiment with a variety of printing and drawing techniques, using professional materials and expertise.

Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact amanda.pettey@farnhammaltings.com or 01252 715 094.

£160 for both sessions. Suitable for ages 14-18

Suitable for all ages. Free entry.

Make or Make do! 80 Years since the start of World War 2

Saturday 21 September, 10am – 4pm

Join us for an event which celebrates the power of people on the home front during World War II.  There will be stallholders, live demonstrations and our black market café.  This event is part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days.

Suitable for all ages. Free entry.

The Secret Garden Cafe

Every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. 24 July – 31 August, 12pm-4pm

With the days getting longer and warmer, why not pop-in and enjoy tea, coffee and cake in our beautiful 18th century walled garden.

Christmas Readings at the Museum of Farnham

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 December, 7pm.

To welcome in the Christmas season, The Museum of Farnham is once again hosting an evening of Christmas readings. See the Museum decorated and lit in all its glory, and listen to a fascinating miscellany of readings by your favourite group of local actors.

£7 per person. Booking essential. To confirm your place museum@farnhammaltings.com or call 01252 715094.