East Surrey Museum’s 40th Birthday

It’s East Surrey Museum’s  40th birthday!! A museum serving the East Surrey area had been proposed since the early 1970’s – but it was not until 1977 that serious discussions started with Tandridge District Council.  With the support of many volunteers, The Bourne Society and Tandridge District Council,  East Surrey Museum finally opened on 10th May 1980 in a Victorian cottage at 1, Stafford Road where it remains to this day. Right from the start the Museum proved very popular with a wide mix of displays, exhibitions and activities, both in the Museum and in the community.  Since then the Museum has gone from strength to strength, and although currently closed due to Coronavirus,  is marking its birthday throughout June by posting pictures from the past 40 years on Facebook and Instagram, followed by an exciting competition!!  The Museum hopes to  reopen soon, welcoming visitors old and new with a major exhibition to mark 100 years of St Lawrence’s Hospital.

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