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Farnham & District Museum Society



The Farnham & District Museum Society aims to support the Museum of Farnham and is concerned with the History, Archaeology, Natural History and other matters of interest in Farnham and the surrounding area.  

The Society presents a series of lectures through the winter and publishes a Quarterly Journal covering aspects of local interest, occasional publications and holds seminars at the museum.


If you require specific information about the history of Farnham and its people or the museum and its collections then please contact the museum directly through their website,  by email or by phone on 01252 715094.

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All Talks and Seminars have been cancelled until further notice.




Book Launch


The society is delighted to invite you to the launch of our forth-coming book, "Farnham in the Great War", by F&DMS member, Maurice Hewins.


This is an extraordinary book, the cover of which you will find in the latest copy of our journal. It deals with the run-up, duration and aftermath of the war, but from an unusual perspective, that of the people on the Home Front. It is liberally illustrated with postcard images, drawings and the many posters that gave the public notice of events and strictures as they were imposed. It gives a wonderful picture of life in our town at a notable time, but Farnham also stands for all the other towns and villages in a country at war.


The society is proud to publish this book in its Occasional Publications series.


The launch will be held at The Rural Life Living Museum, Tilford, on Saturday 19th September 2020 from 2 to 4pm in the new picnic shelter, so we will be outside, with cover if the weather is unkind.


The society will make a donation to the museum so that you will have free entry. We will be unable to supply the usual refreshments, but the cafe will be pleased to serve you. We are suggesting an extended period of time for the launch, so that we can provide the necessary distancing measures.  It would help us enormously if you could send a reply if you intend to come to the launch, with an approximate time if possible. The email for the Chairman is in the Contact Us page





Recent Updates:





14/09/2020 - Book details - Farnham in the Great War

03/09/2020 - Book Launch

01/08/2020 - Chairman's Letter

17/05/2020 - New Publication

28/04/2020 - Winter Talks programme for 2021 

18/03/2020 - All talks, Seminars and the AGM cancelled

02/03/2020 - Autumn Talks, programme for 2020

07/02/2020 - New Publication




Willmer House, West Street.
Now the Museum of Farnham.
Drawing by J.G Garratt 1965