More about the exhibitions

The society runs a regular series of exhibitions which focus on a particular topic of the two villages. These have been very successful over the years as the enable the society to display a wide range of information and artefacts from a bygone time which sometimes older residents may remember. It’s also a useful way to include younger members of our villages or indeed new residents some of the history of the villages.

The exhibitions can be viewed at the Ripley museum – click here for details about the museum

See more information about previous exhibitions we have run – click here


The Society is committed to helping local schools in researching and learning about the history of Send and Ripley. The Society offer Loan Boxes to local schools to provide material for local history projects.

For loan boxes please contact Clare McCann using this form – click here.

We also can arrange visits to the museum and may be able to display school’s work in the museum.

If you are a school or an educational establishment and feel we may be able to help you then please contact us by email click here, opens in new window).

Guest Speakers

The Society may also be able to arrange speakers. Please contact us to discuss your requirements or contact Clare McCann using this form – click here.

Loan Boxes (ideal for schools and learning projects)

The Society has many different Loan Boxes which are available on loan for an agreed time period.
These include:

  • Toys – the box contains old and reproduction toys as well as information sheets on the history of different types of toys. There is also a mystery item to be explored with a reproduction for hands on play.
  • A walk around Ripley – old photos, old maps and information on the history of the village with ideas for walks.
  • A walk around Send – looking at wrought iron work made in the village smithy.
  • World War II memories – this box contains some replica documents and some original uniforms.
  • Transport – particularly looking at the role of the Wey Navigation


Please contact the Society if you are interested in borrowing any Loan Boxes or click here to send an email.