Past Events

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Some of our previous displays and events

2022

  • Open Sunday 3rd April 2022 - The Stuart Family purchased the Tempsford Estate in 1824 and today their Descendants, the Wynne Family still own the estate to this day. Sadly, on the 2nd April 1922, William Dugald Stuart, the last male Lord of the Manor of Tempsford, died at Tempsford Hall. His son and only child, Esme Stuart was Killed In Action in the First World War, thus leaving only his wife Millicent Stuart to live on at Tempsford Hall until her death in 1933. Our Exhibition on 3rd April will be “A Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Death of William Dugald Stuart of Tempsford Hall” and to tell the story of his Illustrious Family, with Photographs, Ephemera, and Family items on display in our main museum display room.

2021

  • Sunday 1st August - Old Tempsford Families. New photographs donated over the past few months. Some never seen before. Refreshments Available.

  • Sunday 5th September - Old Tempsford Families. New photographs donated over the past few months. Some never seen before. Refreshments Available.

  • Sunday 3rd October open for an extra hour from 2pm till 5pm. The exhibition will be "OLD NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES " with a selection of newspaper cuttings from our museum newspaper archive, relating to Tempsford Village with articles spanning the past century and more. Also on display will be other permanent and temporary display boards associated with Tempsford Village and RAF Tempsford.

2020

  • Open Sunday 1st March 2020 - 2 - 4pm. 'Tempsford Weddings' - On show will be a selection of photographs showing Tempsford Weddings through the years. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 2nd February 2020 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'Familiar Faces' - On show will be a selection of photographs showing old Tempsford characters. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

2019

  • Open Sunday 1st December 2019 - 2 - 4pm. The Stuart Family of Tempsford Hall - On show will be a wealth of 19th & 20th Century photographs, papers & ephemera relating to this once old Bedfordshire aristocratic family. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 3rd November 2019 - 2 - 4pm. The Stuart Family of Tempsford Hall - On show will be a wealth of 19th & 20th Century photographs, papers & ephemera relating to this once old Bedfordshire aristocratic family. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 6th October 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'In Business & Industry' - This month we will be displaying a selection of old photographs & documents showing Tempsford Business & Industry. To include Tempsford Mill, Sawfords Garage, Zwetsloots Nurseries, Railway Goods Yard, Pubs & Village Shops. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 1st September 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'In Business & Industry' - This month we will be displaying a selection of old photographs & documents showing Tempsford Business & Industry. To include Tempsford Mill, Sawfords Garage, Zwetsloots Nurseries, Railway Goods Yard, Pubs & Village Shops. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 4th August 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'Sports Clubs' - This month we will be displaying a selection of old photographs showing Tempsford Sports Clubs, past & present. To include Tempsford Football Club, Cricket Club, Darts, Bowls etc. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 7th July 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'Sports Clubs' - This month we will be displaying a selection of old photographs showing Tempsford Sports Clubs, past & present. To include Tempsford Football Club, Cricket Club, Darts, Bowls etc. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Home baked refreshments will be available.

  • Open Sunday 3rd June 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'Out & About' - This month we will be displaying a selection of old photographs showing local towns & villages around Tempsford. These will include St Neots, Duloe, Staploe, Wyboston, Little Barford, Roxton, Blunham, Great Barford, Chicksands, Ickwell, Bedford & Sandy. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford Village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Refreshments available.

  • Open Sunday 5th May 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford 'Out & About' - This month we will be displaying a selection of old photographs showing local towns & villages around Tempsford. These will include St Neots, Duloe, Staploe, Wyboston, Little Barford, Roxton, Blunham, Great Barford, Chicksands, Ickwell, Bedford & Sandy. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford Village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Refreshments available.

  • Open Sunday 7th April 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford Views Around The Village. We will be displaying photographs targeting various aspects of Tempsford such as Tempsford Bridge, Church, Tempsford Hall, Village Hall, Chantry House etc. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford Village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Refreshments available.

  • Open Sunday 3rd March 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford Views Around The Village. We will be displaying photographs targeting various aspects of Tempsford such as Tempsford Bridge, Church, Tempsford Hall, Village Hall, Chantry House etc. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford Village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Refreshments available.

  • Open Sunday 3rd February 2019 - 2 - 4pm. Tempsford Street Scenes. We will be displaying photographs of Tempsford Village through the years, many of which have not been displayed before. Other permanent exhibits associated with Tempsford Village & RAF Tempsford will also be on display. Refreshments available.

2018

  • Open Sunday 2nd December 2018 - 2 - 4pm - 'We Will Remember Them' An Exhibition of Photographs, Ephemera, Papers, Battlefield Artifacts, Medals & much more on display to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Also to Honour the Fifteen Men from Tempsford Village who lost their lives in Battle and to Celebrate the lives of those who returned to a much different village than the one they left. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 4th November 2018 - 2 - 4pm - 'We Will Remember Them' An Exhibition of Photographs, Ephemera, Papers, Battlefield Artifacts, Medals & much more on display to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Also to Honour the Fifteen Men from Tempsford Village who lost their lives in Battle and to Celebrate the lives of those who returned to a much different village than the one they left. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 7th October 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Railway Station' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford Railway Station, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Railway Station' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford Railway Station, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 5th August 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Familiar Faces' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford residents past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 1st July 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Familiar Faces' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford residents past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 3rd June 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'RAF Tempsford' - We will be displaying a selection of old photographs, plans & ephemera associated with RAF Tempsford. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 6th May 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'RAF Tempsford' - We will be displaying a selection of old photographs, plans & ephemera associated with RAF Tempsford. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 1st April 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Out & About' - We will be displaying a selection of old photographs showing local towns and villages including St Neots, Sandy, Old Warden, Blunham, Dunton, Chicksands, Potton, Cardington, Roxton, Shefford & Bedford. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 4th March 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Out & About' - We will be displaying a selection of old photographs showing local towns and villages including St Neots, Sandy, Old Warden, Blunham, Dunton, Chicksands, Potton, Cardington, Roxton, Shefford & Bedford. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 4th February 2018 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Photos & Ephemera' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs & ephemera associated with Tempsford village past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

2017

  • Open Sunday 3rd December 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Weddings' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford Weddings past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 5th November 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Weddings' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford Weddings past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 1st October 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Familiar Faces' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford residents past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Aerial Photo Exhibition - Saturday 16th September 2017 10am - 4pm

    Tempsford Museum & Archive Presents an Exhibition of Aerial Photographs of Tempsford Village taken at roughly Ten Year intervals between 1945 and 2016. Saturday 16th September 2017 in the Stuart Memorial Hall. The photographs span the whole of Church End and Station Road, together with the Great North Road and various outlying properties. Refreshments available with Home Baked Cakes. Entry £3.00 (Members Half Price). Come along and see how much your house and the village has changed over the past 70 years.

  • Open Sunday 3rd September 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Familiar Faces' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing Tempsford residents past & present, many of which have not been displayed before. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 6th August 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Pubs' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing the pubs in Tempsford, past & present. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Pubs' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs showing the pubs in Tempsford, past & present. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 4th June 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - Highways & Byways' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs, showing the Highways & Byways through Tempsford. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 7th May 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - Highways & Byways' - We will be displaying a selection of photographs, showing the Highways & Byways through Tempsford. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 2nd April 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford 'Out & About' - A selection of old photographs, showing local towns and villages including Roxton, Blunham, Great Barford, Sandy and Biggleswade. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 5th March 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford 'Out & About' - A selection of old photographs, showing local towns and villages including Roxton, Blunham, Great Barford, Sandy and Biggleswade. Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 5th February 2017 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford ' Past & Present' - Refreshments available

2016

  • Open Sunday 4th December 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford ' Past & Present' - Refreshments available


  • Open Sunday 2nd October 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford ' New Acquisitions' -  2pm - 4pm - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 4th September 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford ' New Acquisitions' -  2pm - 4pm - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 7th August 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Remembers' -  2pm - 4pm - Refreshments available


  • Open Sunday 3rd July 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - 'Tempsford Remembers' -  2pm - 4pm - Refreshments available

  • Sunday 5th June 2016 - 2pm - 4pm- Life at Tempsford School from the 1890's until its closure in 1983 - Refreshments Available

  • Sunday 1st May 2016 - 2pm - 4pm- Life at Tempsford School from the 1890's until its closure in 1983 - Refreshments Available

*** SPECIAL EXHIBITION - ART OF TEMPSFORD ***
An exhibition of paintings of Tempsford by various artists - Saturday 9th April 2016 - 2pm - 5pm - Refreshments Available

  • Museum Open Sunday 3rd April 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Celebrations - Coronations, Jubilees, Unveiling's, Openings, Centenaries and Bi-Centenaries in the village - Refreshments available

  • Museum Open Sunday 6th March 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Celebrations - Coronations, Jubilees, Unveiling's, Openings, Centenaries and Bi-Centenaries in the village - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 7th February 2016 - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Clubs & Organisations -  2pm - 4pm - Refreshments available

2015

  • Open Sunday 6th December - 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Clubs & Organisations -  2pm - 4pm - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 1st November -  2pm - 4pm - Old Tempsford Families - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 4th October -  2pm - 4pm - Old Tempsford Families - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 6th September -  2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Families & Familiar Faces From The Past - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 2nd August -  2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Families & Familiar Faces From The Past - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 5th July 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Railway Station - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 7th June 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Railway Station - Refreshments available

*** SPECIAL EVENT ***
Now It Can Be Told - 2015
Friday 15th - Sunday 17th May 2015

40th & 70th Anniversary Commemorations in recognition of the Allied Special Duties Squadrons and everyone they carried and supported by way of their Top Secret Operations from airfields in Britain and overseas

For more information, please CLICK HERE

  • Open Sunday 5th April 2pm - 4pm - History of Tempsford Methodist Church - Refreshments available

  • EASTER SUNDAY 5th April - at 15:00hrs, the undercarriage of the Lockheed Hudson III, T9463 MA-L crashed in Brisy, Belgium, on the 27th November 1944, will be donated to the Tempsford Museum by Mr. Frank Wilkinson, brother of the deceased pilot - All are welcome

  • Open Sunday 1st March 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Agriculture Exhibition - Refreshments available

  • Open Sunday 1st February 2pm - 4pm - Tempsford Agriculture Exhibition - Refreshments available


2014

  • Open Sunday 7th December 2pm - 4pm - RAF Tempsford & Special Operations Executive (SOE).

  • Sunday 2nd November 2pm - 4pm - Old Tempsford Postcards - Refreshments available

  • Saturday 8th November 1pm - 7pm - "Now It Can Be Told" - An afternoon featuring Exhibits, Special Talks and a Cinema

Please CLICK here to view more information on the Now It Can Be Told event

  • Sunday 5th October 2pm - 4 pm - Old Tempsford Postcards

  • Sunday 7th September 2pm - 4 pm - Photographs & Ephemeral items of Tempsford and a Collection of local metal detector finds

  • Sunday 6th July - Museum open 2 - 4pm -  More Tempsford Weddings Through The Years -  Museum Tea Room also open

  • Sunday 1st June - Museum open 2 - 4pm - Tempsford Weddings Through The Years -  Museum Tea Room also open

  • Sunday 3rd May - Museum open 2 - 4pm - Tempsford Village and the First World War Display -  Museum Tea Room also open

  • Friday 30th May 2014 19:30hrs - 21:30hrs - Stuart Memorial Hall Tempsford - Archaeology of Tempsford with speaker Matt Edgeworth - Find out about Tempsford from the ice-age right up to modern times! Refreshments will be available afterwards