List of museums in Surrey

This list of museums in Surrey, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Army Medical Services Museum Diorama at Army Medical Services Museum.jpg Mytchett Surrey Heath Medical Uniforms and insignia, medical, dental and veterinary equipment, ambulances, medals of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, Royal Army Veterinary Corps and the Royal Army Dental Corps
Ash Museum Ash Museum, Surrey 05.jpg Ash Guildford Local Local history[1]
Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre Mytchett Surrey Heath Transportation website, displays about the history of the Basingstoke Canal, an interactive lock model, video display and replica barge cabin
Bourne Hall Museum Ewell Epsom and Ewell Local Local history[2]
Brooklands Museum RazorBladeatBrooklands.jpg Weybridge Elmbridge Transportation History of Brooklands, a motor racing circuit and aerodrome, includes automobiles, racing cars, motorcycles, bicycles, aircraft; includes entry to the London Bus Museum
Chertsey Museum Chertsey Runnymede Local Local history, archaeology, story of Chertsey Abbey, fine and decorative art, costumes and textiles, social history[3]
Chobham Museum Chobham Surrey Heath Local Local history[4]
Clandon Park Clandon House.jpg West Clandon Guildford Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century Palladian mansion with collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles, gardens feature a Māori meeting house
Crafts Study Centre Crafts Study Centre @ UCCA Farnham web.jpg Farnham Waverley Art Contemporary crafts
Cranleigh Arts Centre Cranleigh Waverley Art website, arts centre with exhibit gallery
Dapdune Wharf DapduneWharf.JPG Guildford Guildford Maritime Operated by the National Trust, visitor centre exhibits about the Wey and Godalming Navigations and barges
Dorking Museum Dorking Mole Valley Local website, local history
East Surrey Museum Caterham Tandridge Local website, local history, social history, geology, archaeology
Egham Museum Egham Runnymede Local website, local history
Farnham Castle - Keep & Bishop's Palace Farnham Castle keep.jpg Farnham Waverley Historic house Tours of the medieval Bishop's Palace, and visits to the Keep
Gatwick Aviation Museum Percival Sea Prince WP308.jpg Charlwood Mole Valley Aviation Aircraft, aircraft engines and over 500 aircraft models
Godalming Museum Entrance to Godalming Museum in the High Street - - 1604100.jpg Godalming Waverley Multiple website, local history, culture, art, crafts
Guildford Castle Guildford.Tower.JPG Guildford Guildford Historic house
Guildford House Guildford Guildford Art 17th-century town house with art gallery
Guildford Museum Guildford Museum Castle Arch.jpg Guildford Guildford Multiple Housed in the gatehouse of Guildford Castle, exhibits include archaeology, local and social history, needlework
Haslemere Educational Museum Haslemere Waverley Multiple Natural history, geology, human history, ethnography
Hatchlands Park 2009-04-05-GreatBritain Guildford HatchlandsPark.jpg East Clandon Guildford Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century country house with nautical-style interiors by Robert Adam, home to the Cobbe Collection of historic keyboard instruments
Holmesdale Natural History Museum Reigate Reigate and Banstead Natural history website, natural history, archaeology, local history, operated by the Holmesdale Natural History Club
The Homewood Esher Elmbridge Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 20th century Modernist house and garden designed by architect Patrick Gwynne
Kempton Park Steam Engines Kempton Park Great Engine no 6.jpg Kempton Park Spelthorne Technology Two large triple-expansion steam engines
Leatherhead Museum of Local History Leatherhead Mole Valley Local website, local history
Lewis Elton Gallery Guildford Guildford Art Art gallery at the University of Surrey's Guildford campus, which hosts exhibitions, lectures and events including sculpture, paintings and photographs
The Lightbox Woking Woking Multiple Art, local history, exhibits of science and nature
London Bus Museum Cobham bus museum.JPG Weybridge Elmbridge Transportation Historic London buses and associated vehicles and memorabilia. Now situated in the grounds of Brooklands Museum so you get the Brooklands and the Bus museum for the one entry fee. Formerly the Cobham Bus Museum.
Loseley Park Loseley Park 03.jpg Compton Guildford Historic house 16th century manor house
Mercedes-Benz World Mercedes-Benz World 2007.jpg Weybridge Elmbridge Automotive Exhibits of cars, facility at the Brooklands motor racing circuit
Museum of Farnham Farnham Waverley Local website, local history, culture, artistic heritage, social history
Museum of the National Rifle Association Bisley Surrey Heath Sports website, rifles, sport trophies, operated by the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom
Oakhurst Cottage Hambledon Waverley Historic house Operated by the National Trust, restored and furnished labourer's dwelling reflecting four centuries of ownership, open by appointment only
Polesden Lacey Polesden lacey.jpg Great Bookham Mole Valley Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Edwardian period house with collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver, gardens and grounds
Reigate Priory Museum Reigate Reigate and Banstead Local website, local history, culture
Royal Holloway, University of London Picture Gallery and Art Collections Egham Runnymede Art Features world-class paintings,sculptures, prints, drawings and watercolours from a wide range of artists including William Powell Frith, John Everett Millais and Edward Burne-Jones
Royal Logistic Corps Museum Camberley Surrey Heath Military Regimental artifacts and memorabilia, including transport vehicles and items used to transport, feed and arm soldiers
Rural Life Centre Tilford Rural Life Centre 55.JPG Tilford Waverley Open air Rural life displays, including domestic, agriculture and trades
Send & Ripley Museum Ripley Guildford Local website, local history
Shalford Mill Shalford Guildford Mill Operated by the National Trust, 18th century watermill
Shere Museum Shere Guildford Local website, local history
Spelthorne Museum Staines-upon-Thames Spelthorne Local website, local history
Spike Heritage Centre Guildford Guildford Local website, history of the former workhouse site and area social history
Surrey Fire Museum Reigate Reigate and Banstead Firefighting website, open by appointment
Surrey Heath Museum Surrey Heath Surrey Heath Local website, local history, culture
Surrey Infantry Museum Clandon House 01.jpg West Clandon Guildford Military Regimental artifacts and memorabilia, located at Clandon Park
Surrey Police Museum Guildford Guildford Law enforcement website, open by appointment
Titsey Place Oxted Tandridge Historic house 19th century country house, garden and park
Watts Gallery Watts Gallery 1.jpg Compton Guildford Art Features work of Victorian era painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts

Defunct museumsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ash Museum". Ash and District Local History Museum Society. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Bourne Hall Museum". Epsom and Ewell on the Internet. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Official site". Chertsey Museum. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ Chobham Museum - Providing a focus for the Chobham community.