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The Great Surrey Heritage Show

Saturday 20 October, 10.30am – 3.30pm

  • Free drop in event for all the family.
  • Go behind the scenes of Surrey History Centre at this unique event where we will be showcasing 70 items from our collection specially chosen to celebrate our 70th anniversary. From maps, to photographs, letters and pottery there will be a whole array of Surrey gems on show together for the first time.
  • Surrey Heritage staff will be on hand to give family history advice and help with dating old photographs. There will be opportunities to find out more about our Heritage Lottery Funded projects ‘Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers’ and ‘March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’. You’ll also be able to discover more about Surrey’s 43 museums and galleries.
  • Local groups and partners we have worked with will also be joining us with stands and displays from: Surrey Gardens Trust, Woking History Society, Surrey Archaeological Society, East Surrey Family History Society, West Surrey Family History Society, Friends of Woking Palace, Soroptimist International of Woking & District, Outline, The Shah Jahan Mosque and Freewheelers Theatre Company.
  • There will also be fun family activities where children can have a go at making their own letter seal, discover real artefacts in our mini archaeological digs and make Henry VIII masks.
  • Behind the scenes tours take place at the following times: 11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm. All tours require pre-booking online apart from the last tour at 2.45pm which will be first come, first served on the day and will fill quickly.The pre-booked tours are now fully booked – due to health and safety reasons we are unable to increase the tour group size to more than 14 per tour. However, as mentioned above there is a tour at 2.45pm which will be filled on a first come, first served basis on the day. If you are unable to go on a tour, there’s still plenty to see, including behind the scenes access to our archaeology department.
  • Our address: Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.


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