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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Specimen of Baryte (Woodstone variety) polished by hand, from Derbyshire © Royston Williamson

Lord Ashcombe's Minerals : The Gentlemen collectors and the advance of science

  • 31 January — 11 May 2019 *on now

In an age of amateur science, the gentlemen collectors played an important role in the development of the study of geology and palaeontology and the scientific understanding of the earth's history.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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


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.
Lest We Forget Poster

Lest We Forget Collection Day

  • 4 May 2019 12-4pm

Lest We Forget is a nationwide initiative, led by the University of Oxford and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which aims to recognise and record those stories, objects, and memories from the First World War that survive – not in museum collections or history books – but in the hearts and homes of the very people and families affected.

Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the war to Dorking Museum on Saturday 4th May 12pm – 4pm to be recorded and added to the freely-available, online archive.

Our volunteers will welcome you and help record your story and photograph your objects. Subject experts from the Western Front Association will be on hand to help identify objects and shed light on family stories.

If you have a large collection of items, please mail us at and we can arrange to see you on a day of your choice.

Please do not bring any weapons or potentially dangerous objects to the Digital Collection Day.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free of charge


Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre
The Old Foundry
62 West Street

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014


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



01306 876591

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