109A High Street
Museum website hosted within Waverley Borough Council's website
At Godalming you will find a friendly, welcoming Museum in a listed medieval building dated to 1446. You can follow a trail to discover how the museum looked in medieval times and how it has changed over six centuries.
At this time of year our Shop is full of wonderful and unique items making the perfect Christmas gift. It also has many fun stocking fillers. We also sell Christmas Cards for Good Causes incorporating over 30 charities and 75 pence in every pound spent goes to the Charity.
Explore the history of Godalming and the surrounding villages through the displays, activities and computers. Uncover the story of a country town with a rich industrial past. Find out about the town's links to the Titanic, to Georgia, and the embarrassing episode of the rabbits!
Investigate the wealth of material in the local studies library. Here you will find an absorbing collection of photographs and papers documenting local characters, events, businesses, clubs and societies. We also offer street directories, census returns, registers of baptisms, marriages and burials and other detailed records to help you with your local family history.
Be inspired by the paintings, ceramics, embroidery and architectural designs in the Arts and Crafts gallery. A haven and inspiration for artists, South West Surrey was at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement. At the museum you can enjoy works by Helen Allingham, Gertrude Jekyll, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Hugh Thackeray Turner and Myles Birket Foster. Enjoy the work of contemporary artists and craft workers in the exhibition gallery.
Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 till 5 in summer, 10 till 4 in winter. The Local studies libary is open Tuesday to Saturday 1 - 4.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Entry is Free
The Libary can be opened at other times by appointment.
Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History
Heritage Open Days 2014: Godalming Museum
- 11 — 14 September 2014
Situated in a medieval building, this friendly museum can be found in the heart of town. Follow the story of Godalming and its surrounding area. Explore the work of Gertrude Jekyll and the South West Surrey Arts and Crafts movement and visit the fascinating local studies library. During the weekend there will be an exhibition of art by Studio 12, a well established group of local artists. There will also be the Poppy trail, highlighting First World War stories, experiences and objects throughout the Museum. Find out about the army camps on Witley Common, the experiences of Canadian Soldiers in Godalming and those of Godalming men and women overseas.
Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.