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Museum of Farnham

38 West Street, Farnham GU9 7DX, England
+44 1252 715094
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Excellent Pub

We were actually booked into the King John at Tollard Royal but after a bad start there we were... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
A town centre Museum which could be better.

The Museum is based in an old house just off the centre of Farnham and has an attractive garden... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
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he Museum of Farnham is a local history museum, located in a beautiful Georgian town house with many original features and a delightful walled garden. Visit us to discover Farnham’s history, from its prehistoric roots to its hop growing boom and Georgian grandeur. Discover the tales of the illustrious William Cobbett, political agitator, and George Sturt local author and craftsperson, whilst marvelling at the inventions of engineer John Henry Knight, who created one of the first petrol driven cars! The museum is also home to an extensive art and craft collection thanks to the many artists and crafts people who have been drawn to Farnham over the years. The Museum of Farnham is part of Farnham Maltings Association, a creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage the most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible. The Museum works actively with the Farnham Maltings to reach these goals.
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38 West Street, Farnham GU9 7DX, England
+44 1252 715094
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were actually booked into the King John at Tollard Royal but after a bad start there we were re-directed to the Museum (a sister pub 2 miles away) and were so glad we stayed. We were welcomed by Monika who with her staff worked...More

Thank glostraveller2015
EmmaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Farnham, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Many thanks for your review. Unfortunately, it looks like you have confused The Museum of Farnham in Surrey with The Museum of Farnham Inn in Dorset.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Museum is based in an old house just off the centre of Farnham and has an attractive garden with a function or lecture room at the back. The information provided for the exhibits was limited and non-existent in a few cases. It could have...More

Thank ruralrider2015
EmmaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Farnham, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Many thanks for your review and useful comments. The staff at the Museum are aware that some galleries need more information. With this in mind, we are currently writing more interpretation for the objects as well as general text panels to help orientate visitors. We...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum to spend an hour or two looking around, could have done with a bit more of local history but very intresting. It is free entry but do have a donation box

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Situated in a pretty Georgian town house the museum offers a fascinating insight into aspects of Farnham's past, not least its tradition of hop growing and harvesting. It also has one or two interesting paintings, a delightful commemorative quilt which has all kinds of details,...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Free and easy to spend an hour or two looking around especially in the room containing local records - the fate of locals in WW1 for instance. Shame there is not more to show how the town and district has grown and changed in size...More

Thank Observer2908
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We attended a very civilised 18th Party on Saturday night at the lovely Garden Gallery, it is just perfect, the inside area was spacious and very well stocked with everything you may need but what makes this so special is the wonderful grounds/garden you can...More

Thank suec68
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great day looking back through local history with interactive tasks to keep the kids amused. Fantastic place to entertain the kids especially as it was a rainy day but the excitement of the museum didn't let the rain dampen our spirits. We nick-named...More

Thank GarryKSS
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Farnham museum offers a great deal to those interested in local history and is visited by the children of all the local schools. They are always holding events of interest and are geared up to making it interesting for children.

Thank joyceroderix
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I visited here on a day out in Farnham and was not disappointed. It's free and the volunteer staff are helpful and friendly. As somebody who visits local town museums regularly, it lacks a little focus, especially concerning the local history, but had an interesting...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Farnham and have an hour or two to spare. Very interesting and the staff are helpful.

Thank RonFleet_Hampshire
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