Temporary Exhibitions

Every Object Tells A Story

Until 31 January 2020

This exhibition showcases some of the newest acquisitions to the Museum’s local history collections over the past two years.

The vast majority of the objects that come into the Museum are donated by local residents keen on preserving a little piece of Borough history.  It is the Museum’s job to keep the objects safe for future generations, and use them to tell the story of the people who live here.

This exhibition gives an idea of the breadth of artefacts donated and explores some of the stories they tell.

 

Home Improvements

The development of the English Country House

13 July to 14 March 2020

Mention “country houses” to most people in this country and the chances are they will imagine something along the lines of Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs or Brideshead Revisited - the Victorian and Edwardian golden age of shooting parties and croquet on the lawn. However, the country house was more than a place of entertainment; it was a symbol of power which has its origins in medieval baronial allegiances.

 

This new exhibition looks at a few of the changes to the English country house over the past seven centuries and details the history of some of the local power houses in the Borough of Runnymede.