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 Archaeological Unit are based onsite and offer opportunities 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.

Opening Times

Restrictions apply. Please see our website for details.


Location details

Surrey History Centre,
130 Goldsworth Road,
GU21 6ND

01483 518737


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