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Surrey Heritage fees and charges

Details of fees and charges for goods and services provided by Surrey Heritage at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND.

Payment can be made by cheque/postal order/money order (in pounds sterling only) payable to Surrey County Council or by Visa/Mastercard/Debit card. Please do not send cash. VAT is included for UK and EU customers. EU business customers who are registered with the VAT Office are zero-rated. Customers from the rest of the world are zero-rated but handling fees will be charged for postal orders.

Certified copies

Type of certificate Fee at SHC Handling fee for posted orders
Baptism certificates £28* £2.50
Marriage certificates £10* £2.50
Certified copies of other documents £15 £2.50

* Certificate fees set by the Church of England Table of Fees 2017.


Type of copy Fee at SHC Handling fee for posted orders
A4 and A3 photocopies
per sheet
£1 Minimum fee of £7
for first five copies then £1 for each further copy
A0 copies of 25" OS maps out of copyright

80gm paper £12

Ordered and paid for at Surrey History Centre but collected by the customer from Repropoint

Usually £3.50 but large orders will be weighed and priced on a case by case basis
Removal of staples, pins etc from archive materials for photocopying £20
per document

Microform copies and computer print outs

Type of copy Fee at SHC Handling fee for posted orders
Prints from microfilm or fiche, A3 or A4 £1 Minimum fee of £7 for the first five copies then £1 for each additional sheet
Print outs from SHC lists or SHC databases only No fee for first 20 sheets. 25p per sheet after that. £3.50 per order
Print outs in foyer
from public access
internet terminals,
25p per sheet (set by libraries) N/A

Photography permits

For visitors taking their own photographs with a camera or mobile phone with camera facilities. These passes are available in our foyer.

Type of passFee
One day £13
Five days. Valid for one calendar year from date of purchase. £39
Removal of staples, pins etc from archive materials for photography £20
per document

Outside talks

Please see our talks list for the range of talks that we currently offer. For further information or to book a talk, please contact the History Centre Manager on 01483 518737 or contact Surrey History Centre online.

A talk by a member of staff to outside groups within Surrey costs £70.

Tour behind the scenes at Surrey History Centre

Join us on a tour behind the scenes, exploring our archive rescue, cleaning and sorting areas, the conservation laboratory, packaging room, strongroom and Surrey County Archaeological Unit. Tours take an hour and a half and cost £65 for a group of up to 12 people. Contact Sally Jenkinson to book on 01483 518737 or

Digital imaging service

See Digitisation of archive and library material

Type of service Fee per image at SHC Handling fee for posted orders
A4 basic paper £12

£3.50 per order
£4 Europe
£5 rest of world

A3 basic paper £17 As above
Images on CD £14 for first image and the CD, £12 for subsequent images As above
Images sent by Egress or drop box £12 N/A

The cost of postage of books from our foyer shop is usually £3.50 per order but large orders will be weighed and priced on a case by case basis.

Paid research service

See Research service

½ hour £20
1 hour £40
1½ hours £60
2 hours £80
2½ hours £100
3 hours £120

One to one surgeries

Although staff are always on hand to help when you visit our searchroom, there may be occasions when you may need expert advice in a particular research topic. We can now offer 'One to One Surgeries' with our own experts in particular aspects of our collections. These sessions must be booked in advance and will cost £40 for one hour. Please contact us on 01483 518737 or for further information.

Publication fees

Type of publication Fee per image
Scholarly, non-profit making, publications with print runs less than 1000 copies £12 per image plus copy of publication for library
Books with print runs above 1000 copies £42 per image plus copy of publication for library
E-Books £42 per image
Books and magazine COVERS £62 per image
TV, film, video stills or moving image £62 per image
Digital publication: Intranet only £12 per image
Digital publication: Commercial use £42 per image
Digital publication: non-profit CD-ROM £10 per image plus copy of publication for library
Commercial interior design and decoration £62 per image
Postcards, greetings cards, calendars, giftware, mugs, posters etc £62 per image
Filming£250 per day

Room hire

Rooms at Surrey History Centre are available for hire by outside groups and organisations. These comprise a large Conference Room seating 70 people that can be divided into two smaller rooms, a Seminar Room and an Events Room, each seating about 20 people. For further details of their facilities and availability please see the leaflet below or contact The basic rates are as follows:

Type of roomFee
Conference Room, full day £350
Conference Room, half day £180
Seminar Room, full day £180
Seminar Room, half day £100
Events room, full day £180
Events room, half day £100

Use of the library computer terminals in our foyer

Members of Surrey Libraries can use the computers free for the first 120 minutes, then pay £2.50 for up to 120 additional minutes. If you are not a member of Surrey Libraries, the guest login costs £2.50 for 120 minutes.

A printable version of this table of fees is available below..

Files available to download