MUSEUM CALENDAR: July 2017

  • Church in Brightling, Sussex

    Exploring Sussex Churches (Ticketed)

    Tuesday 04 July 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    The talk Although Sussex was relatively late in converting to Christianity it has, uniquely amongst southern counties, retained a large proportion of its earliest church buildings. Subsequent wealth and influences have not destroyed all... (more info)
  • May Day Farm barn conservation

    The conservation of the Barn from May Day Farm, Tonbridge (Ticketed)

    Thursday 06 July 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    The talk Find out about one of the Museum’s latest building conservation projects in this illustrated talk. The Museum’s Carpenter will explain the dismantling and conservation of the late C18th/early C19 timber framed barn from May... (more info)
  • Wakehurst gardens.

    Silk Road Steppes, Gondwana Landscapes and Woodland of the World: the wild and designed at Wakehurst (Ticketed)

    Thursday 13 July 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    The talk Wakehurst is Kew’s wild botanic garden: 535 acres of woodland, meadows and water, complementing fine ornamental horticulture. The Great Storm of 1987 was a dramatic moment in our history, but one we turned to our advantage,... (more info)
  • The Royal Hospital for Seamen

    The Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich, and its place in the history of English Baroque (Ticketed)

    Thursday 20 July 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    ‘The noblest monument of wisdom and benevolence’ The talk The Royal Hospital at Greenwich was founded in 1694 by Queen Mary II to offer a safe harbour for injured, disabled or infirm seamen who had served in the Royal Navy.... (more info)
  • The Taming of the Shrew by Heartbreak Productions

    The Taming of the Shrew

    Friday 21 July 2017
    Gates open 6.30pm. Performance begins 7.00pm.
    You are invited to Heartbreak Productions’ 1928 Fete of Misrule to enjoy an open air performance of The Taming of the Shrew in a beautiful setting. Everyone wants to marry Bianca, Kate’s younger sister, but no suitor can be found for... (more info)
  • Festival of Archaeology: the Saxons

    Saturday 22 July to Sunday 23 July 2017
    Visit the Museum during the national Festival of Archaeology! Our 2017 day will focus on the Saxon period. Find out about the construction of the Saxon building, the research behind it, stories from Anglo-Saxon times and take part in some... (more info)
  • Surrey Run 2017

    Sunday 23 July 2017
    10.30am - 6.00pm
    The Museum is pleased to welcome The Epsom Area MGOC on Sunday 23rd July for their Surrey Run 2017 event. This charity fundraising event will start at Bocketts Farm, Fetcham near Leatherhead in Surrey. The scenic route will cover a... (more info)
  • The Weald & Downland Gridshell as the harmonic embodiment of Architecture, Structure and Craft (Ticketed)

    Monday 24 July 2017
    https://wealddownland.digitickets.co.uk/event/2083124?catID=4269
    The talk In 2002, the Weald and Downland Museum’s gridshell completion re-ignited architectural interest in gridshells world-wide. Especially with such structures, gridshell project success depends hugely on successful collaboration... (more info)