WINNERS! The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2012. Museums & Heritage Readers' Award 2012
Celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2013, Haslemere Educational Museum is one of the largest Natural History Museums in central southern England, with over 240,000 specimens and more than 140,000 Human History artefacts from around the World.
As well as being the ‘custodians in perpetuity’ for the UK’s first-ever hand-woven and rug-knotted Coat of Arms Weaving, created by Anas and Sandre at The Oriental Rug Gallery (see: http://www.theorientalruggallery.co.uk/haslemere-coat-of-arms-weaving), this comprehensive Museum also houses three large permanent galleries of Geology, Natural History and Human History artefacts, as well as a library, an education room, and a galleried, arch-beamed lecture hall, while its expansive grounds contain a large pond, an observation beehive and a tree trail.
The Museum has also been long-listed twice in as many years for the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award – the biggest museum award in Britain. The Oriental Rug Gallery is proud to be a Corporate Patron in supporting the Museum’s aims and ventures.The Museum is independent and relies entirely on the financial support of its visitors and members, so please support this worthwhile cause and safeguard the Museum’s treasured heritage for everyone to continue to enjoy!