Surrey History Centre in Woking collects and preserves the records of Surrey's past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the 12th century to the 21st century. Visiting the centre to use our collections is free, staff are always happy to offer advice, and we have a busy programme of exhibitions, talks and events.

Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre opening times

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to Surrey History Centre for pre-booked access to our unique collections. We are now open 4 days a week (Tuesday to Friday), with both morning and afternoon sessions. We are also opening on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Please note that the searchroom is closed to the public at lunchtime (12.45pm to 1.45pm on weekdays; 1pm to 1.45pm on Saturdays).

We are continuing to take precautions to protect you, other visitors, and our staff, and ask for your support in this. You must wear a face covering when you visit Surrey History Centre unless you are exempt.

We're still open online, sharing information about our collections, online talks, activities and other resources via our e-newsletter and on our social media channels.

Opening times

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 9.30am to 12.45pm and 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 12.45pm and 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am to 12.45pm and 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Friday: 9.30am to 12.45pm and 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Saturday: Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 9.30am to 1pm and 1.45pm to 4.15pm
  • Sunday: closed

Before you visit

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Where are we?

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

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Contact the History Centre

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Information and services

Surrey records online

    Discover how to access online records, indexes and resources

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    Archives and books at Surrey History Centre

      How to find our records, indexes, catalogues, books and pamphlets

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      Heritage events

        Take a look at our programme of heritage events and activities

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        Our online shop

          Purchase from a selection of gifts and resources that celebrate Surrey's heritage.

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          Surrey Heritage needs your help

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          Stay in touch with Surrey History Centre