Guildford Museum Blog

Whether you are a museum geek, historian, local explorer or just browsing the web - read our monthly blog and discover more about all things museum related. We'll be telling you all about what we get up to; from work behind the scenes to setting up exhibitions, meeting interesting people, highlighting amazing objects and keeping you up to date with our projects.

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Wrapped in History: Unveiling our textile collection

Posted by: Parul Obhrai, a Guildford Museum volunteer Posted on: 04 February 2019 15:19
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We have an extensive textile collection. This month we are diving into needlework from the 17th century up until the present day. The collection includes clothing, patchwork and a wide range of intricately stitched samplers. This blog post is the first of small series that will focus on unveiling the needlework in our care.

Exquisite embroidery: the Museum's needlework collection

Posted by: Emma Raymond, Curatorial Assistant at Guildford Museum. Posted on: 07 December 2018 11:42
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Now that our needlework inventory is all sewn up, thanks to the help of the collections team and volunteers, we thought we would let you know about some of the beautiful lace and embroidery treasures in this collection.

Can you help identify 'The Village Doctor'?

Posted by: Gemma Haigh, Curatorial Assistant at Guildford Museum Posted on: 01 November 2018 09:14
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Our Museum's Collections Team and art historian Neil Jeffares check up on an intriguing portrait from the Borough Collection.

Do you really know what you found?

Posted by: Simon Maslin Posted on: 27 September 2018 08:50
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A sneak peek into Simon Maslin's role as the new Surrey Finds Liaison Officer.

Keeping track of everything!

Posted by: Andrew Posted on: 03 September 2018 09:26
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Find out how it all works from our curatorial assistant...

Our History Our Identity project builds up speed

Posted by: Dajana Topczewski, Engagement Officer Posted on: 15 August 2018 13:26
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We wanted to tell you about the first couple of weeks of our exciting new project...

In conversation with our Lead Councillor for Skills, Arts and Tourism - Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith

Posted by: Guildford Museum Posted on: 01 August 2018 09:50
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Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith talks more about art, science and collecting! Read more about Nikki's interests and passion for innovative industries and have a glimpse in to her creative mind.

Behind the scenes: In our collection store with Catriona Wilson, Collections Manager

Posted by: Catriona Wilson Posted on: 02 July 2018 11:00
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Our collections team spends several days every week in the stores working alongside a trusty band of volunteers to carry out a full-scale inventory of the collection. This project has been running for a few years now, beginning with the archaeology collection (our largest collection) and moving onto Local History in 2016.

Celebrating Volunteers' Week

Posted by: Parul Posted on: 04 June 2018 09:05
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Guildford Museum is celebrating it's volunteers from Friday 1 to Thursday 7 June 2018.

Halow - building futures

Posted by: Guildford Museum Posted on: 06 March 2019 10:15
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Here at Heritage Services we are always looking for a new ways to work with different community groups.