Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre
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Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey's past and present, so that they can tell the story of the County and its people to future generations. We can help you discover your family history
learn about famous Surrey people, buildings, businesses and organisations
trace the history of your house, street, town or community
or research a school or university project. We are based in Woking, where you can consult original documents which date from the 12th century to the present day and refer to our collections of printed books, local newspapers, directories, maps, ephemera and illustrations.
Throughout the year, we host lots of events and exhibitions details of which can be found on our website - www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Venue Type:

Archive, Library

Opening hours

Normal opening hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10.15am - 5pm
Thursday - 9.30am - 5pm
Friday - 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday - 9.30am - 4pm

Closed Mon Sun & bank holiday weekend Sat

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
RC Sherriff

To Journeys End and Beyond: The Life and Legacy of RC Sherriff

  • 1 — 29 April 2016

Surrey writer Robert Cedric Sherriff (1896-1975) is famous throughout the world for Journey’s End, the greatest play in the English language to explore the experience of serving on the Western Front. This display marks the final phase of Surrey Heritage's First World War commemoration project to celebrate his life and career.

Discover more about Sherriff's early life, his wartime experiences with the East Surrey Regiment, his literary career, and how his success with films such as Goodbye, Mr Chips and The Dam Busters made him the highest paid English scriptwriter in Hollywood.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with support from Surrey History Trust, Kingston Grammar School, The RC Sherriff Trust, and Curtis Brown.

On display at: Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA Tel: 01306 887509
www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/libraries/surrey-performing-arts-library

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Outline, Surrey’s LGBT support organisation.

Drop-in LGBT coffee morning at Surrey History Centre with Outline

  • 6 February 2016 10am-12:30pm

LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

Come and meet members of Outline, Surrey’s LGBT support organisation. Help us put LGBT History on the map in Surrey with the Historic England ‘Pride of Place’ mapping project. Enjoy coffee and cake and a behind the scenes tour (11.00am) of Surrey History Centre. Free. No booking required. All welcome!

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Super Sports

Super Sports - Free half term drop in activities!

  • 16 — 20 February 2016

Come along to the Surrey History Centre and take part in our history of Super Sports free family drop in activities. Enjoy fun crafts like making your own racing car, designing your own team kit, creating a horse ready for the Derby and making your own winners medal, plus more!

Tuesday 16th February - Saturday 20th February

We are open on.....
Tuesdays 9.30 - 5.00, Wednesdays 10.15 - 5.00, Thursdays 9.30 - 5.00, Fridays 9.30 - 5.00, Saturdays 9.30 - 4.00, Sundays and Mondays Closed.

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Free but Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Family Photos

Celtic Family History Day

  • 12 March 2016 9:45am-3pm

A day of exciting and informative talks on Welsh, Irish and Scottish family history as well as opportunities to ask the experts with specific family history advice.

The day will also cover:

Historical background and the differences between researching in England and Wales/Scotland/Ireland

Geographical implications discussed

Sources - what there is and where to find them

Any problems and tips on overcoming them

Myth busting! Dispelling a few myths - particularly about Irish and Welsh family history

The Family Search team will explain the resources they hold (copies of church records, indexes, etc) and how and where these can be accessed after each talk.

£10 includes tea and coffee. Refreshments will be available throughout the day but please bring your own lunch.

Representatives from The London Family History Centre (Family Search Library), and East Surrey Family History Society will also be available on the day.

Please book online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Admission

£10 includes tea and coffee. Refreshments will be available throughout the day but please bring your own lunch. Please book online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Storage

Storage and Packaging Workshop

  • 17 March 2016 10am-1pm

Join Surrey Heritage’s Senior Document Assistant for an informative and practical workshop aimed at anyone wishing to learn more about caring for their archive.

The workshop will include basic solutions and techniques which anyone will be able to tailor to their own collection. It will also cover: storage, handling, cleaning and packaging.

Please also bring a paperback book with you to use during the workshop.

£30 includes refreshments

Please book online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Admission

£30 includes refreshments

Please book online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Family Wedding Photo

Family History Course - Research made easy!

  • 22 March 2016 10am-1pm
  • 29 March 2016 10am-1pm
  • 5 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 12 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 19 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 26 April 2016 10am-1pm

Surrey History Centre’s very successful Family History Course is back for 2016! Run by professional genealogists and archivists this 6 week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research as well as providing many tips of the trade.

Six consecutive Tuesday mornings (10am - 1pm): 22 March, 29 March, 5 April, 12 April, 19 April and 26 April 2016.

1) An introduction to Family History
2) Crofts, Castles, Trades and Professions
3) Schools and Workhouses
4) Fighting Talk: An Introduction to Military Records
5) Mad, Bad and Sometimes Sad
6) Moving On: Immigration, Emigration & Transportation

For more information about each session and to book visit:
www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Tel: 01483 518737 Email: shs@surreycc.gov.uk

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6N

Admission

£60 (can only be booked as complete 6 week course)

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6ND
England

Website

www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyhistorycentre

E-mail

shs@surreycc.gov.uk

shs@surreycc.gov.uk

Telephone

01483 518737

01483 518737

Fax

01483 518738

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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