|ABOUT THE FRIENDS
Hampton Cottage, where the Museum is located, and the Collection of artefacts some of which are displayed there, are owned by the Leatherhead & District Local History Society (L&DLHS).
The Society (Charity No.1175119) has no funding or support from
Local or Statutory Authorities.
In this the Friends of Leatherhead Museum has a special role: -
THE FRIENDS OF LEATHERHEAD MUSEUM
exists to provide support for the Museum and its curator in
meeting the Museumís objectives.
Some people join the Friends just to keep in touch and follow progress. Friendsí subscriptions help to maintain the high standards that the Museum aspires to achieve. Many L&DLHS members also subscribe to the Friends through the L&DLHS.
If you would like to simply join the Friends please click for our Membership Form.
If you would like to discuss volunteering as a Steward or part of the team that helps in the upkeep of the Museum please email us.
Key upcoming dates
Like all other museums Leatherhead Museum is currently closed until the COVID-19 precautions are lifted. Please contact us if you would like to support the Museum in any way.
We will be providing refresher training for the Museum Stewards ready for the eventual reopening at which we will be celebrating the contribution made by the late Linda Heath, former President of the L&DLHS, to the development and preservation of the Museum.
The canopied well head, designed and constructed by Mr Eddie Gosling on behalf of and largely funded by Dr Fred Meynen, will also be unveiled.
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF LEATHERHEAD MUSEUM
The following article appeared in the Leatherhead & District Local History Society's March 2020 Newsletter
DOWNSEND PUPILS' VISIT by Diana Rogers
Two classes of pupils from Downsend Pre-Prep School in Leatherhead toured the Museum on 30 September as part of a study of local history.
|There were four staff accompanying the first year children. The
weather was good so we were able to use the outside area. Lin
Hampson talked about the how the town developed on the River Mole
and how the name Leatherhead had changed over time.
We split into three groups which were rotated in three areas. I talked about the Hollis Room and how people lived at that time. The children particularly enjoyed the gramophone playing and looking at the typewriter.
Lin is shown on the right, explaining how a Victorian kitchen worked. The children enjoyed learning about the old fashioned way of doing the washing.
Robin Christian is shown above, talking about the outside area. The archaeological dig was very popular and the children asked many questions. They were very well behaved and interested and everyone had a very enjoyable morning.