9 Museums to explore in Surrey
Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, a very short border with East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.
Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an vast collection of civilian and military aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.
The Gatwick Aviation Museum is located in the village of Charlwood, in Surrey, on the boundary of Gatwick Airport. Some of the aircraft are capable of running their engines on event days, and it is intended to get as many aircraft as possible restored and into working order. The museum has a varied collection of aircraft, aircraft engines and over 500 aircraft models. The museum also has displays and artefacts related to local aviation history particularly Gatwick Airport. Aircraft may run thei
Guildford Museum is the main museum is in the town of Guildford, Surrey, England. It was housed in beautiful, historic buildings next to the Castle Grounds. The exhibitions are free to visit and include a variety of changing exhibitions, plus a permanent collection of objects dating from prehistoric times. It cares for over 75,000 objects, dating from c.500,000 BC to the modern day. The Museum's collection contains objects either from, or in some way related to, Guildford, and to a lesser exten
Haslemere Educational Museum was founded in 1888 by the eminent surgeon Sir Jonathan Hutchinson to display his growing collection of natural history specimens. The museum holds diverse collections relating to Geology, Natural History and Human History, as well as being a resource of local history. It has three permanent galleries, education room, two temporary exhibition rooms, library, archive, lecture hall and garden and so more.
The London Bus Museum is a purpose-built transport museum, open daily to the public and located at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey It houses a remarkable collection of around 35 buses and coaches, the largest collection of working historic London buses in the world. The vehicles are all of London origin and date from about 1875 to 1979 and are arranged in a timeline from the early horse bus to more modern buses similar to those on London’s streets today.
The Museum of Farnham is a Grade I listed Georgian town house with a beautiful walled garden. The museum was founded in 1961 to provide the Farnham community with a collection dedicated to the history of the local area. The museum has a fine collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century British work and houses a collection of objects, fine art and archive material relating to the history of Farnham.
A beautiful museum, set in 10 acres of Tilford, Farnham heathland, is home to 30 buildings housing displays of rural crafts and has the largest collection of countryside artifacts in the south of England. It plays host to many living history and family friendly events throughout the year. It offers extensive learning facilities for groups and schools with a fully accessible site and refreshments are available from the onsite Old Kiln Café.
The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking is one of the most exciting cultural spaces in the South East. Located in the centre of Woking on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal, The Lightbox was built to provide arts and heritage services to the local region and beyond. Three stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly. The building is also home to Woking’s Story, a free interactive museum about the town’s history.
The Museum of Military Medicine, formerly the Army Medical Services Museum (AMS Museum), is located in Keogh Barracks, on Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey, England. The museum tells the story of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the current day. The collections on display include uniforms and insignia, medical, dental and veterinary equipment, ambulances and much more besides