Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre is so much more than a county record office and local studies centre. With six miles of shelving and thousands of documents, we can help you trace your Surrey ancestors and guide you through our amazing collections of records. From medieval manuscripts to modern newspapers, from watercolours to digital photographs, our holdings document the story of the county and its people from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Our collection contains treasures such as papers of author Lewis Carroll and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, Tudor letters of the More-Molyneux family of Loseley, records of the Surrey infantry regiments, archives of the piano makers, Broadwood and specialist vehicle manufacturers, Dennis…and more. As well as the archive, Surrey County Archeaological Unit are based onsite and offer opportunties to get involved with community digs. Visiting the centre to use the collections is free, staff are always happy to offer advice, and with events and exhibitions held throughout the year not just at Surrey History Centre but across the County, there are plenty of ways to discover Surrey’s extraordinary past.

COVID-19 NOTICE: Our site is currently closed. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 

Opening Times

Monday – closed
Tuesday – 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday – 10.15am to 5pm
Thursday – 9.30am to 5pm
Friday – 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday – 9.30am to 12.30 and 1pm to 4pm

The Centre is closed on Sundays and Bank Holiday weekends (including Saturdays).


Location details

Surrey History Centre,
130 Goldsworth Road,
GU21 6ND

01483 518737


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