East Surrey Museum

East Surrey Museum
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The museum began in 1980 and opened to the public in 1981. It was started by the archaelogical section of the Bourne Society with Lesley Ketteringham as its first Hon Curator; there are still close links with the Bourne Society whose members provide many of the volunteers to staff the museum.

It is situated on the ground floor of a flint and brick house, built about the turn of the 19th century. Within living memory the house has been an estate agent's, a dentist's, and temporary council accomodation. The council appointed Mr Long as architect; he produced an excellent conversion with the museum downstairs and an entirely separate flat upstairs.

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Opening hours

10am-5pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Admission charges

Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War

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

East Surrey Museum local archaeology festival

  • 11 July 2015 10am-5pm
  • 15 — 16 July 2015 10am-5pm
  • 18 July 2015 10am-5pm
  • 22 — 23 July 2015 10am-5pm
  • 25 July 2015 10am-5pm

Visit our local archaeology gallery with exhibits of local archaeology from the Palaeolithic to the medieval, with talks on the artefacts by the curator.



East Surrey Museum
1 Stafford Road






01883 340275

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