What's On at the Museum 

Due to the coronavirus epidemic the museum has been forced to close its doors until further notice. The events listed below are therefore subject to cancellation or postponement.

In the meantime, why not try our special Museum Jigsaw Puzzle

The following was in preparation when the pandemic struck:

And the following had been planned:

Sometime in May or June: Celebrating 40 Years of the East Surrey Museum

Thursday, 11th June, 1.00 pm: Lunch-time talk by Peter Connelly: History of Recorded Sound

Thursday, 9th July, 1.00 pm: Lunch-time talk by Helena Shore: Art Treasures at the Museum

Friday, 10th July, 10.30 am: Annual General Meeting
Postponed until later this year

Thursday, 10th September, Lunch-time talk by Beverley Connolly: Garland Soper & the Soper Hall

Current exhibitions:

The Victorian Kitchen

A display of Victorian cookery utensils and other quaint and curious artefacts

Victorian Lace

A display of exquisite examples of Victorian lace will be found in Room 1.


Cartes de Visite

In the Victorian Room there is new exhibition of cartes de visite photographs kindly lent by Roger Packham and arranged by Ingrid King. These small albumen prints mounted on cards, largely depicting couples or individuals posed in a studio, were exceptionally popular during the early 19th century as they allowed relatives and friends, for the first time, to exchange portraits by post.

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