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 Programme:

sprout ideas

Improvisation group “Sprout Ideas” were founded in 1998 and their unscripted performances have varied from “Whose Line Is It Anyway” style shows to improvised plays to performance art.

Join four of the performers for “unfolding theatre” a continuous montage of scenes and narratives inspired by written suggestions from the audience. There will be 3 performances starting at 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm. You can dip in for a few minutes or stay and see a whole progression of ideas.

music from fred clark

Fred Clark, an acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, who will perform two live sets. Fred performs with incredible energy and writes with an emotive, vibrant style mixing pop, folk and surfy vibes to create a truly exciting sound.

resonance tours

As part of the event, hear more about the Resonance exhibition from its Curator, everything from gramophones to radios, violins to trumpets and how sound has featured in Farnham’s recent history.

musical mayhem

During the evening visitors will be able in in the fun and help us make an orchestra of makeshift musical instruments. Serenade your friends with panpipes, shake your maracas and kazoo your way home: help us make some noise!

music from UCA

Students from The University of the Creative Arts BA/BSc in Music Composition and Technology will perform original music on the theme of sound and technology

drinks and nibbles

Throughout the evening visitors will be able to enjoy specially selected drinks and nibbles from the Museums reasonably priced bar.

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.