Surrey Heritage

A member of the Spelthorne, Godalming, Cranleigh, Haslemere, Farnham, Camberley, Surrey Heath, Runnymede, Guildford, Surrey and Woking communities

About Surrey Heritage

Surrey Heritage looks after the county's history. Our collection includes old newspapers, photographs, illustrations, family history records and even letters signed by Henry VIII. We use these items to bring history to life for all communities and ages from early years to adult learners. Anyone can use the archive at Surrey History Centre, just bring along a library card or some ID.

We hold lots of exciting events and exhibitions throughout the year, including our Annual Lecture and Heritage Showcase events.

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND

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Animal Antics - Free Half Term Activities!

Join us for February half term as we learn about the role of animals in Surrey's past and get creative with our free drop in family activities. Activities include; create a new species of animal, make your own animal mask, design the animals' circus outfits, solve the zebra's stripy puzzle, make a puppet farm and many more.

Parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their children.

Tuesday 14 February - Saturday 18 February during normal opening hours.
When
14 Feb 2017 at 9:30am
until 18 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
Where
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Roadq
Woking
GU21 6ND

*An absolute must for family historians!* 6 Week Family History Course

Run by professional genealogists and archivists this 6 week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research as well as providing many tips of the trade.

£60 – booked as a complete 6 week course.

Spring 2017 (10am–1pm):10 March, 17 March, 24 March, 31 March, 7 April, 21 April (2 week break for Easter).

Autumn 2017 (10am–1pm): 22 September, 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October.

At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND

Please book a place online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.

Full course information can be found on the website.
When
10 Mar 2017 at 10:00am
until 27 Oct 2017
Where
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Roadq
Woking
GU21 6ND

Researching Your Irish Family History

Saturday 20 May 2017, 10am - 12.30pm

  • A talk devoted to exploring sources and resources for Irish family history. During the morning we will cover most aspects of Irish genealogical research, including the recent publication of online Irish records, and there will be a Q&A session along with plenty of opportunities for discussion. There will also be a bibliography and list of useful websites to take away.
  • Please note this is expanded from a talk given in the Celtic Family History day from March 2016.
  • £12.50 includes refreshments.
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
  • When
    20 May 2017 at 10:00am
    until 20 May 2017 at 12:30pm
    Where
    Surrey History Centre
    130 Goldsworth Roadq
    Woking
    GU21 6ND

    Beginning Your Family History

    Saturday 6 May 2017, 10am - 12.30pm

    • This talk aims to take you step by step through the basics of family history, where to start, what to do and most important, how you can get help and advice on what is bound to prove an exciting project. It will also include lots of time (and money) saving tips and ideas, and outline some of the ways to store and present your research. This is Who Do You Think You Are for everyone!
    • Please note this talk is similar to week 1 on the 6 week Family History Course.
    • £12.50 includes refreshments.
    • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
    • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
    When
    06 May 2017 at 10:00am
    until 06 May 2017 at 12:30pm
    Where
    Surrey History Centre
    130 Goldsworth Roadq
    Woking
    GU21 6ND

    A Cup of LGBT History

    Come and meet members of Outline, Surrey’s LGBT support organisation and find out more about the Surrey History Centre. Enjoy coffee and cake with talks and a behind the scenes tours of Surrey History Centre which contains 6 miles of shelving full of documents, pictures and books dating back to the 13th Century. Free. No booking required. All welcome!
    When
    23 Feb 2017 at 6:30pm
    until 23 Feb 2017 at 9:00pm
    Where
    Surrey History Centre
    130 Goldsworth Roadq
    Woking
    GU21 6ND