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Surrey museums, galleries and partners have been paying their respects through messages of condolence and personal tributes following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The following are just a few examples:

The Hockey Museum remembers the important role of Her Majesty in their sport as she was patron of All England Women’s Hockey Association from 1979, and their tribute includes a lovely image of Her Majesty at Wembley

RHS Wisley pays tribute to the role Her Majesty played in the RHS with a wonderful message on its website. An exhibition featuring images of Her Majesty will be in the garden at Wisley and there is a small, personal display in the herbarium window.  There are books of condolence for the public to sign at the entrances of all of RHS gardens. All the gardens will be closed to the public on 19th September.

Here are the links:

At Rural Life Living Museum, the museum’s Manager, Ed Fagan, led a short service of thanksgiving on Sunday morning outside the Eashing Chapel on the site. Flags were flown at full mast during the proclamation of King Charles III (from 10am on Saturday, to 1pm on Sunday) at which point they were lowered to half-mast again and will remain so until the day after the funeral.

Haslemere Educational Museum is one of three places in Haslemere holding a condolence book for the town and has an official framed photograph of the Queen on display.

Spelthorne Museum has responded to the sad news with a small display highlighting some of the occasions when the Queen visited their area.

The Museum of Military Medicine has asked its members to share their memories of Queen Elizabeth. On Heritage Open Day visitors were also sharing their memories in person.

Watts Gallery: Artists’ Village has a book of condolence available for staff, visitors and volunteers to sign.

Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre has been sharing many images of the Queen on visits to Dorking in the past.

Please note that museums and galleries will be closed on Monday 19th September as a mark of respect on the day of the funeral.

Guildford Cathedral has a Memorial Book open at for any members of the community who would like to add their name in thanksgiving for the life of the Queen.

Surrey County Council Flags at council buildings are being flown at half-mast as a tribute until the day after the funeral. In line with national protocol, Union flags on council buildings were raised to full mast during the proclamation of the new monarch, King Charles III, and then lowered back to half-mast for the remainder of the mourning period.

Surrey County Council will continue to update details on its external website: Her Majesty The Queen – Surrey County Council ( regarding national protocol and how Surrey will be commemorating Her Majesty The Queen as these are confirmed.

Other links

An online book of condolence has been opened on the Royal website where people can pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen: The Royal Family. Letters to the King sending condolences should be sent to: FAO The King’s Private Secretary, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA.

Further official information can be found on the Royal website: The Royal Family

On the Museums Association article (you can also find out how museums, galleries and heritage sites in other areas of the country have been paying tribute following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.