Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

Welcome to Dorking Museum
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Dorking Museum aims to preserve and present the heritage of Dorking and its surrounding villages and countryside by collecting, conserving, interpreting and displaying items of historic interest, and to provide facilities for study and research.

Venue Type:

Archive, Museum

Opening hours

Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

Admission charges

Entry Prices

Adult £2.00
Seniors & Under 18′s £1.00
Under 5′s Free
Family Ticket £4.50

Collection details

Agriculture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Social History, Toys and Hobbies

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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

The Museum will feature exhibits on writers and composers who lived in Dorking (George Meredith, Fanny Burney, Ralph Vaughan Williams), those who wrote whilst staying here (Benjamin Disraeli) and those who have set scenes from their novels here (Jane Austen's Emma, Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers)

Suitable for

  • Any age


Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Words and Music - a guided walk around Dorking

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

A walk around literary and musical Dorking in the footsteps of Vaughan Williams, Longfellow, Disraeli, Defoe, Dickens, Laurence Olivier and Jane Austen. Walk the settings of the Pickwick Papers, Jane Austen's The Watsons, and the best-selling 'Battle of Dorking'.

The walk will be lead by members of the Dorking Museum walks team.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre
The Old Foundry
62 West Street


General information and news of special exhibitions and events. Link to museum archive page.



01306 876591

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