About the Museum

Discover the fascinating past of Epsom & Ewell at Bourne Hall Museum.  Based in the futuristic building of Bourne Hall, our free museum allows you to come face to face with the local past.

With exhibits ranging from prehistoric times to the modern day, our permanent displays and regular exhibitions illustrate every aspect of local life and have something to interest all members of the family.

The Museum charts the Borough's history through its collections of document and picture archives, fine art, costume, archaeology and social history.  Highlights of our collection include Lord Rosebery’s hansom cab, a 19th century fire engine, extensive Derby memorabilia and significant Roman archaeology from local sites.

The museum shop offers a wide collection of local history books and pamphlets along with a range of souvenirs for our younger visitors.

The museum offers a wide range of popular, free educational services to both schools and home-educating groups within the Borough.  These include loan boxes, talks and guided walks.  For more information on any of these services please see our brochure below.

Education resources leaflet (pdf - 476kb)

For more information on local history please go to the Epsom & Ewell History Explorer website, and for more about archaeology, to the Epsom & Ewell History and Archaeology Society

If you have any questions, or would like to look at items not on display, please  contact us.