Released on 09 October 2012
From 6 October - 22 December 2012 Surrey Heath Museum will be displaying its latest exhibition Ghosts and Ghouls. Using past newspaper cuttings, local stories and well known ghostly apparitions, the museum has discovered 17 local ghosts, which are featured in the displays. Using museum objects and past archival material the museum brings historical relevance to the apparitions.
On display is a skeleton of a human hand, found in the museum store, natural history material, and historic costume relating to two ghostly sightings, 'Old Ostler', a 1700s man seen at the White Hart, Frimley and Mary Ann Watt's ghost, a local girl who drowned herself, seen in a housing estate near Tomlin's Pond.
A phantom coach being chased by Highwaymen has been seen several times on Portsmouth Road, Diamond Ridge and College Ride echoing back to the days of stagecoach travel and the Highwaymen which roamed the area. Ghosts and Ghouls features a cut out of the coach which visitors can pretend to be travelling in plus a special display by the local Bat group on ghosts. The exhibition is interactive, informative and fun for all ages.
A number of events have been organised to complement the exhibition:
To find out more see www.surreyheath.gov.uk Opens in a new window or call the museum on 01276 707284