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.

Venue Type:

Archive, Library

Opening hours

Tues Wed Fri 0930-1700
Thurs 0930-1930
Sat 0930-1600

Closed Mon Sun & bank holiday weekend Sat

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Thursley goes to War

Thursley Goes To War

  • 2 September — 3 October 2015

This exhibition was prepared by members of the Thursley History Society to commemorate the start of the Great War. It was displayed in the Parish Church throughout August 2014 and the village also marked 100 years by planting poppies throughout the village.

106 young men from the village left to serve and their names are still remembered on a board in the Village Hall. A quarter of those who went did not return. This exhibition commemorates all who went and also showcases village life in Thursley in 1914.


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.
Roobarb and Custard Poster

Roobarb and Custard - Free Summer Holiday Drop In Activities!

  • 4 — 28 August 2015 *on now

Tuesday 4th August - Friday 28th August 2015

Come along to the Surrey History Centre for our free drop in activities based on the popular cartoon - Roobarb and Custard. Enjoy fun crafts like creating your own story board, quizzes, colouring in, mask making and much more!

We are open on.....
Mondays Closed, 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 Closed

Telephone: 01483 518737 Email:

Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children

Roobarb & Custard courtesy of A+Btv, Grange Calveley & Bob Godfrey Family

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND - Free parking onsite

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13



Surrey Heritage Showcase 2015

  • 3 October 2015 12-4pm

Discover history right on your doorstep

Saturday 3rd October 2015
Venue: Shere Village Hall, Gomshall lane, Shere, Guildford, GU5 9HF
12 - 4pm
Free Entry

The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! This year’s event will take place on Saturday 3rd October at Shere Village Hall from 12pm – 4pm. The event will focus on Shere, Gomshall, Peaslake and Albury.

This will be our fourth Heritage Showcase in the county which is a unique event that brings together not only the experts and amazing resources held at Surrey History Centre, but also local organisations and societies to showcase the heritage of the area.

Keep an eye on this page for further updates..

Suitable for

  • Any age


Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND




01483 518737

01483 518737


01483 518738

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