The Rise and Fall of the English Switzerland

Hillside view from Gibbet Cross Hindhead

An opportunity to learn about the history of Hindhead from 1880 to 1910 at Haslemere Museum.

Don’t miss Haslemere Educational Museum’s new exhibition  
 
The Rise and Fall of the English Switzerland
 
Running from 2-23 April this entertaining exhibition describes a very colourful chapter in the history of Hindhead between 1880 and 1910, and includes the role played by Sir Robert Hunter, co- founder of the National Trust, in saving the best of its ‘alpine’ landscape for ever.
 
Based on original research by Dr Marion Dell, it illustrates: 
 
· how treacherous Hindhead was once considered
· why eminent physicist, Professor Tyndall, christened Hindhead the ‘English Switzerland’
· why Hindhead became fashionable and attracted writers, including Conan Doyle and Bernard Shaw
· how Hindhead’s popularity led to its demise. 
 
The museum can be found at 78 High Street Haslemere, GU27 2LA and the exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am -5pm. Entry is free.
 
There is also a preview and talk by Dr Marion Dell on 1 April at 7.30pm. Booking is advisable and tickets cost £5, including refreshments - Now SOLD OUT.  Additional date of 14 April at 2.30pm - tickets £3 to include refreshments - Booking advisable.
 
Please contact Haslemere Educational Museum on 01428 642112 or see their website www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk for further information.