Surrey History Centre

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130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND

Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey's past and present, so that they can tell the story of the County and its people to future generations. We can help you discover your family history learn about famous Surrey people, buildings, businesses and organisations trace the history of your house, street, town or community or research a school or university project. We are based in Woking, where you can consult original documents which date from the 12th century to the present day and refer to our collections of printed books, local newspapers, directories, maps, ephemera and illustrations. Throughout the year, we host lots of events and exhibitions details of which can be found on our website -

Further information

Opening Hours:

Normal opening hours: Monday - Closed Tuesday - 9.30am - 5pm Wednesday - 10.15am - 5pm Thursday - 9.30am - 5pm Friday - 9.30am - 5pm Saturday - 9.30am - 4pm Closed Mon Sun & bank holiday weekend Sat



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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Children's play area
  • Library with public access
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bicycle park


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Public access available to collections information

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