There are over forty museums in Surrey, covering various aspects of local history, social history and archaeology.

Click here to find the one nearest to you.

museum_iconThere are nearly 45,000 records of objects, documents and photographs on this site from a selection of Surrey’s museums.

Exploring Surrey’s Past makes available details of these items – where and how they were made, when, and who by. Some of the items are pictured. If you would like to find out more about an object, please use the links to contact a museum directly.

Museums currently involved in the project are:

  • Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell– the whole catalogue, featuring objects telling the story of two thousand years of Epsom and Ewell.

advanced_search_smallClick here to search for all Bourne Hall Museum items on this site

  • East Surrey Museum, Caterham – coin and postcard collections of the local history museum for the whole Tandridge District.

advanced_search_smallClick here to search for all East Surrey Museum items on this site

  • Godalming Museum – the archive collection.

advanced_search_smallClick here to search for all Godalming Museum items on this site

  • Rural Life Centre, Tilford – the entire catalogue of this museum of village and rural life.

advanced_search_smallClick here to search for all Rural Life Centre items on this site

  • The Lightbox, Woking – part of the catalogue of the Social History Collection of Woking’s new museum – many with images.

advanced_search_smallClick here to search for all Lightbox items on this site

In addition, images and information from a project to record Coins and tokens in Surrey Museums is available.

advanced_search_smallClick here to search for all Coins and Tokens on this site

SMCCCN_1The Surrey Museums website has full contact details for your local museum, and information on what they hold. Many museums hold events for all ages – please contact them directly for more information.

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