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Museum of Farnham

Willmer House, 38 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX

The Museum of Farnham occupies one of Farnham's only two non-ecclesiastical Grade 1 Listed Buildings, built in 1718 by John Thorne, maltster, hop merchant and gentleman of Farnham. The initials J.T. and date 1718 can be seen on the drainpipe heads to the side of the building. The perfectly symmetrical frontage is one of the finest cut brick facades in the country, an outstanding example of craftsmanship, with skilfully cut and gauged bricks. Behind the house is a sheltered walled garden, with the modern Garden Gallery at the end, used for exhibitions and educational purposes.

The Museum will be open on all four days and in addition on Thursday and Friday, at 1100 and 1400 each day there will be a tour focusing on the history and architecture of the Grade I Listed Building.

In addition on Saturday and Sunday the Garden Gallery hosts an exhibition “Farnham’s Potted Past” on the history of Farnham’s pottery industries. The exhibition will feature material from a recently discovered Roman tile kiln in Dockenfield by the Surrey Archaeological Society and also finds from the 2016 Finding Farnham community dig. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the history of Farnham's pottery industries from Roman times to the present day.

This event took place in September 2016 and the entry is now archived.



Organised by

The Farnham Society & Farnham Town Council

Date last modified: 25th July 2016 at 14:29