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 (in pounds sterling only) payable to Surrey County Council or by Visa/Mastercard/Debit card via our online shop. Please do not send cash. VAT at 20% 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.
|Type of certificate||Fee at SHC||Handling fee for posted orders|
|Certified copies of other documents||£15||£3.50|
* Certificate fees set by the Church of England Table of Fees 2021.
|Type of copy||Fee at SHC||Handling fee for posted orders|
| A4 photocopies|
|£1|| Minimum fee of £7 |
for first five copies then £1 for each further copy
|£1.50||Minimum fee of £9.50|
for first five copies then £1.50 for each further copy
|Removal of staples, pins etc from archive materials for photocopying|| £20|
Microform copies and computer print outs
|Type of copy||Fee at SHC||Handling fee for posted orders|
|Prints from microfilm or fiche, A4||£1||Minimum fee of £7 for the first five copies then £1 for each additional sheet|
|Prints from microfilm or fiche, A3||£1.50||Minimum fee of £9.50 for the first five copies then £1.50 for each additional sheet|
|Print outs from SHC lists or SHC databases only||25p per sheet||£3.50 per order|
| Print outs in foyer |
from public access
|25p per side (set by libraries)||N/A|
For visitors taking their own photographs with a camera or mobile phone with camera facilities. These passes are available in our foyer.
|Type of pass||Fee|
|Five days. Valid for one calendar year from date of purchase.||£42|
|Removal of staples, pins etc from archive materials for photography|| £20|
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 £75 plus travel expenses.
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 £75 for a group of up to 12 people. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Digital imaging service
|Type of service||Fee per image at SHC||Handling fee for posted orders|
|A4 basic paper||£13|
First 5 sheets £3.50 per order, £5 Europe, £7 rest of world. Six sheets or more will be weighed and priced on a case by case basis.
|A3 basic paper||£18||As above|
|Images on CD||£15 for first image and the CD, £13 for subsequent images|
£3.50 per order, £5 Europe, £7 rest of world
|Images sent by Egress or drop box||£13||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
Wills transcription service
|Type of will||Fee|
|English Will||First 10 lines £17.50 |
Each consecutive 10 lines £10.00
|Latin Will||First 10 lines £25.00 |
Each consecutive 10 lines £15.00
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 email@example.com for further information.
|Type of publication||Fee per image|
|Scholarly, non-profit making, publications with print runs less than 1000 copies||£15 per image plus copy of publication for library|
|Books with print runs above 1000 copies||£45 per image plus copy of publication for library|
|E-Books||£45 per image|
|Books and magazine COVERS||£65 per image|
|TV, film, video stills or moving image||£65 per image|
|Digital publication: Intranet only||£15 per image|
|Digital publication: Commercial use||£45 per image|
|Digital publication: non-profit CD-ROM||£15 per image plus copy of publication for library|
|Commercial interior design and decoration||£65 per image|
|Postcards, greetings cards, calendars, giftware, mugs, posters etc||£65 per image|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The basic rates are as follows:
No VAT on this.
|Type of room||Fee|
|Conference Room, full day||£360|
|Conference Room, half day||£180|
|Conference Room, 2 hour slots||£90|
|Seminar Room, full day||£200|
|Seminar Room, half day||£100|
|Seminar Room, 2 hour slots||£50|
|Events Room, full day||£200|
|Events Room, half day||£100|
|Events Room, 2 hour slots||£50|
Finds Processing Room Hire
Surrey County Archaeological Unit is based at Surrey History Centre in Woking. The purpose built Finds Processing Room forms part of the SCAU offices and is available for hire. Easily accessible by both car and public transport and with facilities for a variety of post-excavation work, the room is ideal for groups needing the space and equipment to carry out their own archaeological projects, research and meetings. Please see Finds Processing Room Hire page for full details.
|Type of service||Fee|
|Finds Room Hire full day||£150|
|Finds Room Hire half day||£75|
|Advice from archaeological specialist||£45 per hour|
Filming at Surrey History Centre
£250.00 per day. Please see our Filming Policy for further details.
Archive resource learning packs include over fifteen digitised items from our collections relating to the history of Surrey. Each pack contains background notes for teachers, teaching suggestions and a range of written and image sources suitable for KS2, 23 and 4.
|Topic packs: WW2 in Surrey, Transport in Surrey, Tudors in Surrey||£36 per memory stick|
|Local area research packs||£56 per memory stick|
|Other topic packs created from the archive||£56 per memory stick|
Get hands-on with Surrey's past with the help of the Surrey County Archaeological Unit loan boxes. We have a number of boxes available for two week hire:
|Prehistoric (choice of two boxes available), Roman, Medieval, First and Second World War, Woking Palace, MiniDigs - Be an archaeologist and excavate real finds||£30 per box|
Each box is packed with real artefacts excavated from archaeological sites around Surrey, and replica items to show you what they would have originally looked like. They also each come with a teacher's pack containing information about the artefacts, a summary of the period, case studies of Surrey sites and suggested activities.
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
- Surrey History Centre filming policy and request form (PDF)
Terms and conditions for filming at Surrey History Centre
- Surrey Heritage filming policy and request form - WORD (MS Word)
Terms and conditions for filming at Surrey History Centre (Word document version)