'The Thames Mudlark'
September 2020 - July 2021
For the re-opening of the museum in September, the museum is pleased to host a display on mudlarking, featuring items from the collection of enthusiastic local retired mudlarker and author Graham du Heaume.
Discover a lost world of the everyday and the exotic, ranging from the Medieval to the Victorian. Knives, keys to the unknown, padlocks and horseshoes, a Georgian love token, a bearded bottle, a British Bulldog revolver, perhaps cast into the river after deeds unremembered... All were preserved, deep in the anaerobic mud - now they see the light of the modern day.
Read the story of the collection...
The 1,250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Peter's Church
A wooden church dedicated to St. Peter was granted a charter by the South Saxon King Osmund in 770 and subsequently ratified by King Offa after his subjugation of the Sussaxons.
This exhibition of photographs and other documents celebrates the long unbroken history of St. Peter's as the centre of the village since that date.