Discover the fascinating past of Epsom & Ewell at Bourne Hall Museum. Based in the futuristic building of Bourne Hall, our free museum allows you to come face to face with the local past.
With exhibits ranging from prehistoric times to the modern day, our permanent displays and regular exhibitions illustrate every aspect of local life and have something to interest all members of the family.
The Museum charts the Borough's history through its collections of document and picture archives, fine art, costume, archaeology and social history. Highlights of our collection include Lord Rosebery’s hansom cab, a 19th-century fire engine, extensive Derby memorabilia and significant Roman archaeology from local sites.
If you have any questions, or would like to look at items not on display, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.
For more information on local history please go to the Epsom & Ewell History Explorer website, and for more about archaeology, to the Epsom & Ewell History and Archaeology Society
We run a successful children’s club which meets on the second Saturday of each month. Each session is on a different theme and we regularly have visiting re-enactors, many of whom have been on TV, to bring these meetings to life.
For more details on the club and for information on future meetings please go to the Epsom & Ewell History Explorer website or contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.
The museum offers a wide range of popular, free educational services to both schools and home-educating groups within the Borough. These include loan boxes, talks and guided walks. For more information on any of these services please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page or see our brochure below.
Education resources leaflet (pdf - 476kb)
The museum shop offers a wide collection of local history books and pamphlets along with a range of souvenirs for our younger visitors.
How Can I Help
The museum is actively supported by both the Friends of Bourne Hall Museum and volunteers. If you are interested in joining us in any capacity, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.
We are always pleased to receive donated items of historical interest from the public that we can add to our collection. We are interested in seeing and copying any local photographs of people, places or events to add to our archives.
If you wish to send us images electronically please use this online form.
Form - uploading images for museum archive
We offer a finds and identification service and can liaise with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
The Museum is located in the first-floor gallery in Bourne Hall, Ewell. Full disabled access is available. Visitors to the Museum are also able to enjoy the full range of family-friendly facilities offered by Bourne Hall, including the café, library, regular art exhibitions and the park.
Car parking is available or there is easy access by bus or train.
Museum opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Jeremy Harte, Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Brooks, Museum Assistant, dbrooks@Epsom-Ewell.gov.uk
Bourne Hall Museum
Tel: 020 8394 1734