Taking inspiration from the hugely successful British Museum and BBC project ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’, these pages focus on objects from around the county that have played an important role in shaping Surrey’s fascinating history. These illustrate the key moments, discoveries, people, trades, arts and crafts that have influenced the people and places of Surrey, and many further afield.

Use the links to the left to explore the fascinating history of Surrey though a wide variety of objects.


Godalming Museum Paleolithic flint axe
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood


Chertsey Museum viking sword
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

Bourne Hall Museum,
Lord Rosebery’s hansom cab.
Copyright Image courtesy of Brian Wood

Cobham Bus Museum London Routemaster
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

See more photos from the ‘A History of Surrey in 50 Objects’ exhibition.
Read about other objects included in the ‘A History of Surrey in 50  Objects’ exhibition.

Contact details for museums in Surrey

Click on an image below to see a video about an item from the exhibition.














One Response to A History of Surrey in 50 Objects

  1. […] On Thursday 23 June, historian and biography Ainslie Hepburn’s lecture on ‘Herbert Sulzbach: The Man with a Big Heart’. Captain Herbert Sulzbach left an indelible impression on Anglo-German relations, earning the Iron Cross, the OBE and the Grand Cross of the German Federal Republic. Captain Sulzbach’s medal cluster, held in the museum, is one of the History of Surrey in 50 Objects. […]

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