The county has a rich musical tradition including the folksong collector Lucy Broadwood, composers Dame Ethel Smyth and Ralph Vaughan Williams, performers Eric Clapton and Paul Weller as residents.
Polish literary and cabaret giant Marian Hemar lived in Coldharbour, find out more about his life and work in Surrey.
Discover more about Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears (1910-1986), tenor and partner of Sir Benjamin Britten, who was born in Farnham
Surrey History Centre collections include (click the links to see the collection catalogues)
For more information about Surrey’s musical heritage follow the links on the left hand side.