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Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

62 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS, England
+44 1306 876591
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The staff here, particularly one very helpful gentleman, proved very knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
obsSouthampton
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SOUTHAMPTON
Very interesting

There is something here for everyone. From palientology to war memorabilia to period costume pieces... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
mandzabout
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Adelaide, Australia
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“all ages” (2 reviews)
“artifacts” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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62 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS, England
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+44 1306 876591
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff here, particularly one very helpful gentleman, proved very knowledgeable about the history, geography and local celebrities of Dorking, and were able to supply plenty of detail to supplement their excellent range of exhibits, which cover everything from basic geology to suffragism and modern...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

There is something here for everyone. From palientology to war memorabilia to period costume pieces to try on. The people that work there are all volunteers and are very helpful and knowledgeable. With only a £2 entry cost, this museum is well worth visiting to...More

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DorkingMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for taking time to visit our Museum, and also to write such a lovely review. The Museum is very much a labour of love to all of the volunteers - so it's always brilliant to hear that their work is appreciated. Come back...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

£2 entry is worth it. It is a beautiful and small collection, well thought through, I loved the draws that include a woolly mammoth tooth and a woolly rhino tooth (didn't even know there was a woolly rhino). Take a little time to nose around...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday, a lovely modern museum with really friendly, knowledgeable staff. You get an introduction which is really informative, the exhibits are interesting and really explain the history of the town in a inspiring way. When we visited there was a temporary exhibition...More

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DorkingMuseum, Front Office Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. The Museum has fantastic volunteers - and they are always really happy to share their knowledge of the area. The pubs exhibition has been one of our most popular exhibitions - and we are sorry to see it...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went on the Heritage weekend guided walk on the Deepdene Trail on Friday September 8th at 2.30 p.m. I was the one who hadn't booked but was gratefully allowed to join it. I was so glad i had decided on the spur of the...More

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DorkingMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

We're glad that you were able to join the walk. Peter Sturge led the walk around the Deepdene, and we'll pass on your kind words to him. The Museum and the staff over at the Deepdene Trail are really proud of the work that has...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Went in for the first time for a historic talk about Dorking pubs - very interesting, great staff and an excellent evening! Will be coming back to learn more.More

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DorkingMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

We're glad that you came to one of our Gallery Talks, these are a really nice way of adding more information to our temporary exhibitions (we are such a small Museum that we always have far more information to show than we have room!) We'll...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Passing by and decided to pop into the Museum to see what I could learn. Full of interesting facts about the locality including a collection of bones and teeth from a mammoth. Lots of useful information about the locality with pictures showing life in earlier...More

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DorkingMuseum, Front Office Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you so much for popping in! It's always really interesting to hear what people enjoy most about the Museum. It is quite often our prehistoric animals. Dorking was, and still is, a very close community. However, the games that were once played in the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Child friendly, activities in the holidays. Clear presentations. Well supported by volunteers. Near coffee shops as well. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Dorking Museum on a very hot Saturday afternoon, it was a cool and tranquil place to wander and learn about the pubs of Dorking. Laid out very well with video presentations and interactive screen. Something to interest every member of the family.

Thank Jennie C
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

A lovely small museum recording the local history and heritage. The local artefacts and memorabilia were well presented and had something for all ages. Displays many interesting aspects of local history which I was unaware of. If you have a spare half hour, I recommend...More

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DorkingMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review. We are really proud of our little museum - and it is always nice to hear other people appreciating it as well. We hope to see you again soon.

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