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16 January 2021
Historic High Streets: Elmbridge Museum Needs You!
Do you want to support your local high street? After what has been a tough year, our latest community project will help to support the brilliant work of a number of independent businesses which have been with us over the years. If this sounds like something you want to contribute to - or if you've simply always wanted to help curate an exhibition - then click here to find out how you can get involved!
Black History Month in Elmbridge
For Black History Month, we've compiled a list of four of Elmbridge's most notable black historic residents, which provide a great starting point for anyone learning about the black history of our borough. Read their fascinating stories and discover some brilliant further resources here.
A Summer of Virtual Learning
Elmbridge Museum spent the summer working with four students from the University of Leicester Museum Studies department to create learning resources inspired by local history. Read about their experience here.
Commemorating VJ Day: 75 Years On
To mark the anniversary of V.J Day, Councillor Vicki Macleod has written an account of the experiences of her father, Norman Edward Richardson - a Naval Air Gunner who served in the Pacific War against Japan. Click here to find out about Norman's remarkable Second World War career and listen to Elmbridge Museum's latest oral histories which recollect V.E Day, V.J Day, and the aftermath of the war.
Museum From Home: Seeing Everyday Objects Through New Eyes
In this blog the museum team celebrate the everyday by taking a fresh look at household objects which have taken on a new meaning during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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