As an independent group of people, the Friends support the running of Elmbridge Museum through membership and fund-raising events.

The Friends was launched at a public meeting held in Weybridge Library Hall in October 1998, attended by the Mayor of Elmbridge, the Museum Manager and Assistant Manager, and over 70 members of the public.

A steering committee had looked at a model constitution suggested by the British Association of Friends of Museums, and put a slightly amended version of this to the meeting. After some discussion the constitution was accepted and elections for a committee were held.

The Friends aim to help the Museum by:

  • Publicising the Museum
  • Working with the Museum to raise interest in the history of the area
  • Undertaking voluntary work at the Museum
  • Arranging lectures and events
  • Sponsoring events to raise funds for special projects

As a member of the Friends of Elmbridge Museum you will:

  • Receive the "Friends" newsletter
  • Be able to attend events held at the Museum and private views
  • Be able to participate in local Museum projects
  • Broaden your knowledge of the history of Elmbridge

New members are always welcome and needed if the Friends are to achieve their aims.

Membership subscriptions are as follows:

  • Individuals: £5 per year
  • Youth: £3 per year
  • Families : £10 per year
  • Lifetime: £50

If you'd like to become a member of the Friends, please complete the membership form (PDF).

Visit the Elmbridge Museum website to browse the collection or to view details of upcoming exhibitions and events.