Behind Closed Doors: 300 years of Willmer House

30th January – 22nd December 2018, Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm · free entry

A hop grower’s residence, a school for young ladies, a dentist’s surgery; Since Willmer House was built in 1718 it has been many different things to different people. In this special exhibition celebrating 300 years of Willmer House, visitors will be able to learn more about the history of the building through material specially selected by pupils from Potters Gate School.

Out of the Dolls House: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Fashion

6th February – 2nd June 2018, Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm · free entry

From corsets to bra-burning, fashion has been closely linked to women’s equality for well over 100 years. Join us this spring to discover how fashions have changed during the last 100 years, as the role of women in society has been radically altered since first getting the vote in February 1918.


Discovering Objects

Friday 26th January, Friday 23rd February, Friday 23rd March 2018, 2pm-4pm · free entry

From mammoths tusks to children’s games: The Museum of Farnham cares for hundreds of objects behind the scenes. Join us for a unique opportunity to handle some of these objects and learn more about them from our knowledgeable volunteers. Suitable for ages 5+. Please drop in any time between 2pm-4pm.

Fashion and Freedom – Women’s Emancipation and Dress

Thursday 26th April 2018, 7.30pm-8.30pm · free entry

Talk by Grace Evans, Keeper of Costume, Chertsey Museum. Grace will take you on a walk through the story of women’s emancipation and its connection to the history of dress. Starting in the 1840s and taking in the Suffragettes along the way, the talk will end with the fight for women’s lib and 1980s power dressing.

This talk complements an exhibition of women’s dress and a display of Suffragette memorabilia which can be seen at Chertsey Museum until early September 2018.