A history of Surrey in 50 objects: Surrey Museums Month 2011

PUBLISHED: 12:51 25 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:15 20 February 2013

Photos: Brian Wood

Photos: Brian Wood

For Surrey Museums Month, a celebration of our county's heritage in April, our museums have delved into their collections to highlight some of their most special items. Photos: Brian Wood

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine April 2011

For Surrey Museums Month, a celebration of our countys heritage in April, our museums have delved into their collections to highlight some of their most special items. Surrey Life teamed up with the organisers to exclusively bring you this history of Surrey in 50 objects, via flints, sculpture, footballs and a host of other priceless artefacts and oddities, in April's Surrey Life magazine thanks to the photography of Brian Wood

Surrey Museums Month:
A history of Surrey in 50 objects

NEED TO KNOW: All the stories that accompany these fascinating objects can be discovered in full at www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk, along with video clips of curators talking about the items, and details of events taking place throughout April for Surrey Museums Month.


Surrey's museums

Army Medical Services Museum
Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD: 01252 868820

Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF: 0208 394 1734

Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN: 01932 857381

Byfleet Heritage Centre
Byfleet Library, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7QN: 01932 341084

Chertsey Museum
The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AT: 01932 565 764

Chobham Museum
Benham's Corner, Bagshot Road, Chobham, Surrey GU2 2JY: 01276 858322

Cobham Bus Museum
Redhill Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EF: 01932 868665

Museum of Croydon
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1ET: 020 8253 1022

Dorking Museum
The Old Foundry, 62 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BS: 01306 876591

East Surrey Museum
1 Stafford Rd Caterham Surrey CR3 6JG: 01883 340275

Elmbridge Museum
Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE: 01932 843573

Museum of Farnham
Willmer House, 38 West Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DX: 01252 715094

Godalming Museum
109a High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ: 01483 426 510

Guildford Museum
Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3SX: 01483 444 751

Holmesdale Natural History Club museum
14 Croydon Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0PG: 01737 247092

Haslemere Educational Museum
78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA: 01428 642112

Kingston Museum
Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2PS: 020 8547 6460

Leatherhead Museum
Hampton Cottage, 64 Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8DP: 01372 374093

The Lightbox
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA: 01483 737800

National Rifle Association Museum
Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU21 0PB: 01483 797777

Queens Royal Surrey Regimental Museum
Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7QR:01483 223419

Reigate Priory Museum
Reigate Priory School, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RL: 01737 222550

Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW9 1TP: 020 8332 1141

Rural Life Centre
Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL: 01252 795571

Send and Ripley Museum
Portsmouth Road, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6AF: 01483 224876

Shere Museum
The Malt House, Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9HS: 01483 203 245

Spelthorne Museum
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 4PM: 01784 461804

Surrey Heath Museum
Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3HD: 01276 707284

Watts Gallery
Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ: 01483 810235

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