Surrey History centre - opening hours and how to get there

Our opening hours

We are now pleased to welcome visitors back to Surrey History Centre for pre-booked access to our unique collections. Please email us to reserve your place.

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.

Normal opening hours

  • 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

Annual stocktaking 2022

We will be closed for annual stocktaking from Monday 21 November to Monday 5 December inclusive and will reopen on Tuesday 6 December at 9.30am.

Christmas and New Year opening times

  • Friday 23 December: 9.30am to 12.45pm; 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 28 December: 10am to 12.45pm; 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Thursday 29 December: 9.30am to 12.45pm; 1.45pm to 5pm
  • Friday 30 December: 9.30am to 12.45pm; 1.45pm to 5pm

How to find us

Our address and contact details

  • Address: Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Telephone: 01483 518737
  • Email:


Surrey History Centre map

Road closures

As part of the redevelopment of Woking town centre a number of road closures will be taking place. Please see Woking integrated transport project on Woking Borough Council website for details.

By car

Please note our postcode for Satnav users is GU21 6NU.

From the north (Chertsey A320)

  • Turn right into Church Street West which becomes Goldsworth Road. Go across the Morrisons roundabout, and after the zebra crossing turn left into Kingsway for the car park entrance.

From the south (Guildford A320)

  • Go under the railway bridge and turn immediate left into Goldsworth Road. Turn left into Kingsway for the car park entrance.

From St. John's, Horsell and Dorking

  • At the west end of Goldsworth Road, turn off at the roundabout into Kingsway. Towards the end of the road, turn left into the Surrey History Centre car park.


  • Parking is available at the side of the building.
  • There is reserved parking for visitors with disabilities closest to the front entrance, but spaces should be booked in advance.
  • From 7 February 2022, there will be a restricted number of parking spaces in the car park due to building work.

By train

Fast trains from London Waterloo take around half an hour to get to Woking. Taxis are available outside the station.

We are 15 minutes walk from Woking railway station. Leave the station by platform one. Turn left out of the station, and walk along the High Street and across the pedestrianised area in front of Boots. Cross at the pelican crossing, continue past the market, and cross at the double pelican crossing. Walk along Goldsworth Road, turning left at the T junction, and continue past the Morrisons roundabout until you see the History Centre on your left.

By bicycle

Four bicycle parking hoops are provided.