Emsworth Museum June Events

June is often the busiest month in the Emsworth Museum calendar and 2017 is no exception with 2 exhibitions, a local history walk, the annual Treasure Hunt and a talk.

Continuing until 11th June  “The Emsworth Show: Then and Now”

This colourful and informative exhibition by members of the Emsworth Horticultural Society

records the history of the Emsworth Show from the early days until the present time with

pictures of the prize-winning marquee displays as well as the exciting, and sometimes

unusual, arena activities.

June 17th – July 9th   “A Brief History of Local Football 1900 – 1960”

Using pictures from his own collection as well as from Emsworth Museum’s archive Steve Miller explains the history of some of the teams that represented various local Clubs, Schools and Organisations and also village teams from the first half of the 20th century. Extracts from the school magazine “The Emsworthian” provide amusing accounts about the Emsworth County Primary School football teams from 1951 until 1953 under the guidance of Monty Reed. Narratives, newspaper reports of scores and scorers for the 1958 – 1962 season illustrate the progress of the Emsworth Youth Club football team from the Lads League to men’s football in the Portsmouth League. Alan Knight, ex Pompey goalkeeper, has agreed to open the exhibition on June 17th.

Guided Local History Walk

Dr Margaret Rogers is repeating her local history walk on 14th June. During the last few years many new people have come to live in Emsworth and the surrounding area and these walks are a good way of getting to know the history of the town. Even people who have lived here for many years often find that they hear new and interesting facts. Starting from outside Emsworth Museum at 6.00pm the walk, taken at a comfortable pace, will last for about 2 hours – but you can finish at any time. Booking is not necessary – up to a maximum of 25 walkers is ideal and dogs on leads can come too.

Cost £3.00 per person to be paid on the evening.


June 21st   Annual Treasure Hunt

This popular walking event starts from inside Emsworth Museum at 7.00pm, lasts for about an hour, and finishes back at the museum. The winners of this year’s treasure hunt will be invited to set the route and questions for 2018. With new people involved each year the challenge is always different.

The charge is £2.00 per person (with concessions for organised groups of young people) and this includes a much deserved cup of tea, coffee or squash and biscuits whilst all answers are checked. There is no need to book – just turn up on the night.



Thursday 22nd June  “The Battle of Jutland: A Local Perspective”

Previously given in February, this illustrated talk by popular local historian Philip Robinson is being held in the Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD at 7.30pm.  It is being repeated by request. The talk is in commemoration of the 29 local men (including 11 from Emsworth) who died when the Battle Cruiser Queen Mary sank on Wednesday 31st May 1916. Tickets available at the door or can be purchased in advance at Emsworth Museum during normal opening times: Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday May 29th 10.30am – 4.30pm and on Sundays 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  A maximum of 90 people can be seated. Members of Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust – £2.00  non members – £3.00.

For more information www.emsworthmuseum.org.uk email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.