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Use our online booking tool to reserve a place on one of our workshops and prepare to discover the weird and wonderful history of your local area!


Museum Explorers

Our Museum Explorers programme brings the history of Elmbridge to life through fun and creative workshops. Uncover the fascinating (and often surprising) history of your local area and get involved in exciting activities such as handling museum artefacts, playing historic games and getting creative with history themed crafts! Our sessions are aimed at families with children aged 5-13 years old and are designed to be enjoyed by both children and their parents or carers. 

Museum Explorers workshops take place once a month and are held at various location across the borough. The workshops cost £5 per child (accompanying adults are free).

Spaces are limited at these workshops so booking is essential.


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Monday 17 February 

Workshop 1: 10am to 11.30am

Workshop 2: 12pm to 1.30pm

Venue: King George's Hall, High Street, Esher, KT10 9RA

Ages: Children aged 5 to 13 years

Back by popular demand! Find out what life was like in Elmbridge during the Second World War by discovering where bombs fell and handling real WW2 artefacts. Take part in an air raid drill and learn how to create your own gas mask!

Children should be accompanied by a parent or carer, who will be able to enjoy a talk from our Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer about the creation of the Elmbridge at War: The Blitz in our Borough exhibition. The exhibition is due to open in January 2020 at the Civic Centre. 

How to book

Places on the Elmbridge at War workshops can be reserved using our online booking system

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!   

Why not make a day of it and come along to our free SHOUT! DROP-IN SESSION as well?

Shout! will also be at King George's Hall on Monday 17 February to host a free drop-in session to run alongside the Museum Explorers workshops. Pop by a bit earlier, or later, depending on the workshop you choose, and spend some time with Shout!

Date: Monday 17 February

Time: 10am to 2pm 

Venue: King George's Hall, High Street, Esher, KT10 9RA

Ages: Children aged 5 to 13 years

For further information about the Shout! Drop-In Session please visit the Shout! website.

Museum Explorers wearing their homemade gas masks
Museum Explorers wearing their homemade gas masks