November and December 2017
Surrey Heath Museum has existed since the 1930s and covers the history of the area from Stone Age times through to the modern day. Our collection is diverse with many hidden treasures. The museum usually runs four to five exhibitions a year based on the collections and has an active programme of events. Since the summer, Surrey Heath Borough Council has been asking local residents what they want from the service and how the museum can continue to meet the community’s needs in preparation for proposed changes in spring 2018.
The consultation comes to an end at the end of December. To encourage more participation, museum staff are staging an exhibition called ‘Storetastic’ which features a plethora of items from the museum’s stores; anything and everything people have created, read, worn, developed or used for over 1000 years is on display. The Storetastic exhibition reveals the museum’s strengths and provides an insight into the history of our area. The exhibition runs until Friday 22 December. We welcome anyone to pop in during our opening hours and have a chat about our local heritage.
2018 Surrey Heath Museum Calendar is now available
The 2018 Surrey Heath Museum calendar features architectural drawings from the Poulter brothers (local practising architects from the 1900s). Many of the drawings are the origins of the buildings we see around us today. The drawings are beautiful images in their own right; however, each month of the calendar is set alongside images of the building today (if it still exists) and historical photographs. Over 230 architectural drawings are in the collection, many have only recently been catalogued with volunteer help; all are now publicly accessible. The calendar costs £6 and is available at Surrey Heath Museum or at the Heritage Gallery, Obelisk Way, Camberley.
Surrey Heath Museum, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD Tel: (01276) 707284.
Open 11 to 5, Wed to Saturday. Admission Free. www.surreyheath.gov.uk/leisure