Go behind the scenes of the Surrey History Centre at this unique event where we will be showcasing some of our fascinating collection. We'll also highlight the important and varied work we do to celebrate and preserve the history of Surrey, and there will be chances to go on tours of the building where you will discover we have 6 miles of shelving in our strongrooms, housing documents dating back to the 12th Century!
Did you know we look after treasures such as papers of author Lewis Carroll and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, Tudor letters of the More-Molyneaux family of Loseley, letters signed by Henry VIII and Lady Jane Grey, hundreds of postcards of Surrey, records of the Surrey infantry regiments, archives of the piano makers, Broadwood and specialist vehicle manufacturers, Dennis… and more!
For children there will be chances to become a young archaeologist for the day with our mini digs and plenty of arts and craft fun.
Bring along any documents (photos, letters, maps, diaries, newspapers etc.) to show our staff who will be available to help identify and discuss them with you. Our Surrey in the Great War project would also be delighted to see any First World War documents.
Saturday 13 May, 11am - 3.30pm.
Tours at: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm (no need to book). Family activities will also be provided and there will be a book sale.
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
In support of Woking & Sam Beare Hospice
. Free entry but donations are appreciated.
13 May 2017 at 11:00am
until 13 May 2017 at 3:30pm
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road