Elmbridge Museum will launch its World Without Walls service at Esher Civic Centre this month.

As part of an ongoing period of change for the museum, the new services will include the preservation of more than 40,000 objects and archives, a revitalised outreach programme for schools and community groups, a new website and an online shop.

The museum’s entire collection will be available via an online database in a few months, allowing residents to peruse a wealth of information and images relating to the borough’s historical artefacts.

The museum will also expand its temporary exhibition programme at key public locations throughout the year, making learning services available via various workshops, seminars and family fun activities.

Councillor Jan Fuller, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “The role of the museum is changing as it seeks to fully engage with the community. Its new services will help residents to develop a deeper understanding of their local heritage while using the Museum resources to create their own experience of the past.”

For more information, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/museum, call 01932 843573 or email ebcmuseum@elmbridge.gov.uk.