We are currently operating a restricted service. Please click on the Covid-19 visits button to find out how to book for the exhibition Godalming’s Secret Cemetery (Mon & Fri only) or email museum.curator@godalming-tc.gov.uk for all other enquiries

 

VIRTUAL MUSEUM

In addition to this website, the museum has a virtual museum, powered by Facebook (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see it). This contains many annotated images and 100 short videos. These last 3-5 minutes and are very varied in content. They tell you about selected parts of the history of Godalming and what can be found about that history in the Museum. For a list of the videos or visit the site, click the button below.

Button to list of videos    Button to Facebook page

A new exhibition, "Godalming's Secret Cemetery" will be open Mondays and Fridays from Monday 7th September. Find out about Godalming's first inhabitants through the discoveries made on an extraordinary archaeological site, excavated in  2014. Pre-booking essential. Click on "Covid-19 Visits" to find out more. To book ring 01483 426510 Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm.

 

New in the museum

 

Godalming Capriccio

A large oil painting in the Resources Room showing the main buildings of Godalming in the 19th Century in an imaginative and fantastical way.

 

The Clive Downes Archive 

37 museum boxes holding over 5400 pages providing an archive for Farncombe. This is the work of local historian Clive Downes. It is available in the Museum Library.

 

New on the website

 
Images of events in Godalming from 1881 to 2012

Now available

 

Godalming Photograhic Club Annual Exhibition 

Each year the club mounts a superb exhibition of photographs at the museum.  As this is not possible this year, the club has provided an online version. To see it, CLICK HERE
 

Coming soon

  

Saxon Life and Death - A Unique Cemetery in Godalming 

by Rob Poulton, Senior Archaeologist at the Surrey County Council Archaeological Unit
 
THIS LECTURE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. We will be contacting ticket holders and will publicise the re-arranged date as soon as possible

 

Click here for more details of forthcoming exhibitions and talks

Uncover some surprising connections: with the Titanic; with Georgia: with Sir Winston Churchill and with public electricity.

Discover the art, architecture and gardens of Gertrude Jekyll, Sir Edwin Lutyens and the South West Surrey Arts and Crafts.

Delve into the wealth of information in the Local Studies Library.

Enjoy exhibitions featuring the work of local artists and craft workers.

Look for a special gift in the museum's shop?

Godalming Museum Garden

Relax with friends in the peaceful garden.

Godalming Museum Coffee Shop

Enjoy refreshments in the coffee shop.

Godalming Museum caring for the environment

The museum was founded in 1921 and is administered by the Godalming Museum Trust, supported by Waverley Borough Council and Godalming Town Council.

Godalming Museum Trust is a Registered Charity (Charity no. 2921550)