East Surrey Museum is a small but attractive museum dedicated to the preservation and display of artefacts and documents relating to the social history, archaeology and geology of East Surrey from the earliest times to the more recent past.
Found in the heart of Caterham Valley, a minute’s walk from the train station, the museum is manned entirely by volunteers, many of whom have local knowledge, and is supported largely by donations and a utilities grant from Tandridge District Council.
East Surrey Museum has a large collection, focusing on the East Surrey area. Only a small part can be displayed at any one time, but genuine students and researchers can be granted access to material in storage by arrangement.
Caterham Valley history
There is a small shop where you can buy souvenirs and a wide range of Bourne Society and other books on Surrey history.
You and your children will receive a warm welcome from our curator and our stewards, who will be happy to show you around, leave you to browse, or help with any particular enquiries you might have regarding local history.
Groups are welcome, and the museum is pleased to offer a service for a wide range of visitors. Visits can be arranged either during normal opening hours or at other times.
Admission is free but donations are welcomed. East Surrey Museum is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2020.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 5pm; Saturdays, 10.30am to 4pm.
East Surrey Museum
1 Stafford Road