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 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


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.


Mike Hawthorn:The Farnham Flyer

12th February 2019-25th May 2019, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm . free entry

During his short career Mike Hawthorn became one of Britain’s most famous racing drivers. In 1958 he became the first Formula One World Champion, but tragically he lost his life two months later. This commemorative exhibition celebrates his life and work.



Finding Farnham Festival – Saturday 3rd August 11am – 4pm

Join us in the garden as we celebrate the completion of Surrey Archaeological Society’s HLF funded Hidden Heritage project. A fun-filled day for all the family: try your hand at excavation, immerse yourself in living history, and explore a host of other archaeological activities.

Suitable for all ages

Free entry

The Secret Garden Cafe

Every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 24 July – 31 August

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