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Welcome to Earlswood Village Museum!

NEWS!

Earlswood Village Museum was badly affected by Storm Doris on 24th/25th February and has sustained flood damage to the floors and to some of the collection. Work is being carried out to clean up and restore/rescue some of the pieces affected. Request from Val Tonks (curator) is to please ring up and check it is open before travelling for 4th March opening on 01564703911. All future dates are unaffected.


Aims

The aims of the museum are to preserve the local history of the area and to provide the opportunity for young and old to learn about their heritage. School visits and youth groups are welcome by arrangement. We can offer Schools the opportunity to borrow artefacts, documents and photographs for history projects in line with the National Curriculum.

For those interested in Family history we have copies of Parish Registers for Tanworth and Earlswood in the museum. We also have a rare copy of the Census from 1821 for Tanworth and Earlswood. This gives the names, ages of every member of every family and the occupation of the head. This census also shows the families in receipt of Poor Relief or resident in the Workhouse.


Visit Us

NEW! Please visit the Events Page to see the 2016-17 special events, with special guest speakers!

The museum is open from March until October from 2.30-4.30pm on the first Saturday of the month (with some exceptions when we need to change the date). There is no charge for admission, but we do welcome donations to cover our costs in the work of developing the museum and in conserving and maintaining a suitable environment for the collection. Special visits for U3A, W.I. or Local History Groups can be arranged by contacting the Curator.

Special visits outside normal open days can be arranged by contacting Val Tonks 07791 584 029.

© Earlswood Museum 2014