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Surrey History Centre opening hours

Coronavirus - update: Surrey History Centre closing from 5pm on Friday 20 March

Based on current Government advice on Coronavirus/Covid-19, we regret to inform you that Surrey History Centre will be closed to the public from 5pm on Friday 20 March until further notice. All Surrey Heritage events have also been cancelled until further notice.

Please check the Surrey History Centre website for further information and updates.

Keeping connected during our temporary closure

Although our front doors will be closed, we plan to stay open in other ways. Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing information about our collections, activities and other resources via our e-newsletter and on our social media channels.

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Please continue to contact us. We will be checking our public email daily and will reply to any enquiries as best we can.

Our concern is for the well-being of staff and users, and we will also be ensuring the safety and security of our unique collections during the period of closure.

Wishing all our friends and users the very best. Take care of yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.

Normal opening hours (when we reopen)

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10.15am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm

The Centre is closed on Sundays and Bank Holiday weekends (including Saturdays).

You will need a Surrey County libraries ticket or a County Archive Research Network (CARN) card to use our collections. If you do not have either of these, you will need to bring something official as proof of ID and address, such as a driving licence or bank statement.

Amendment to Saturday opening times and document orders

Due to a reduction in our public services team, the search room now closes for lunch between 12.30pm and 1pm on Saturdays. The foyer, foyer computers and public refreshment area will remain open.

Please note that from 6 July 2019, items required on a Saturday from our strongrooms (archives and local studies material) will need to be pre-ordered. Saturday orders should reach us by 12 noon on Fridays. We apologise for any inconvenience that this change in our public service will cause.

Easter 2020 opening hours

  • Good Friday (10 April) to Easter Monday (13 April): Closed
  • We reopen Tuesday 14 April at 9.30am

Contact us

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND

  • Telephone: 01483 518737
  • Email: