The Trustees of Haslemere Museum are delighted to announce that in line with government guidelines, all being well we will be able to reopen our doors to the public from May 17th. It has been a long wait and we are so pleased to soon be able to welcome you all back to our wonderful haven. ‘The world on your high street’ will be available once more.
We begin on Monday 17th May, supporting the Haslemere Festival by hosting a variety of talks and lectures. Some of these will be delivered remotely, some in person in our freshly decorated Lecture Hall. For the in-person events, all necessary Covid safety measures will be adhered to, please bring a face covering to wear in the building. The full programme of festival talks and lectures taking place at the Museum can be found on our website. www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk
For information on the entire Haslemere Festival, which contains evening concerts and family events as well as topical talks, you can visit www.haslemerefestival.org.uk
On offer during May, in the Haslemere Room, we are happy to welcome The British Tapestry Groups South East and London to present an exhibition of new woven tapestry works. Over 50 works by 30 artist weavers in “Window on Weaving” illustrate how contemporary tapestry draws on traditional techniques and develops these to bring in new ways of weaving.
In the Terrace Room visitors can immerse themselves in “Murder of the Sailor at Hindhead” an exhibition inspired by a gruesome, infamous local event showcasing five emotive paintings that we are lucky enough to have in our Museum collections. Adding to the haunting atmosphere, visitors will be able to hear a new recording of a traditional folk song of the story – The Hindhead Murder by Steve Redshaw.
On re-opening, our wonderful Museum shop will be having a sale. Plenty of work is going on behind the scenes to revitalise the shop, bringing you great value gifts and branded souvenirs as well as wonderful local arts and crafts. In order to fully re-stock our shelves we will be having an end of lines sale, you won’t want to miss out on filling up your gift drawer or treating yourself to a liberation present or two!
We are over the moon that the volunteers have been working flat out to get the Plant Sale ready for our first Saturday back! On Saturday 22nd May from 11am – 1pm, you will be able to choose from a wide range of colourful plants at low prices. The Museum will take every care to ensure that the event is Covid-safe. Please check the website and social media for more details, and don’t forget to bring your own bag for your goodies.