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Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

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Delightful museum

We visited the museum specifically to see the Rob Walker exhibition (who ran an independent Formula... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Intrepidtravellers_8
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Very interesting from a historical perspective

A great monument to the history of Dorking, staffed by local volunteers and very professionally... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
IncredibleBee
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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62 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum specifically to see the Rob Walker exhibition (who ran an independent Formula 1 motor racing team). We were utterly charmed by the museum - the ladies at the entrance were charming and knowledgeable. Though relatively small the museum is packed with...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

A great monument to the history of Dorking, staffed by local volunteers and very professionally run. Keep up the good work.

Thank IncredibleBee
DorkingMuseum, Front Office Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always so pleased when people take time to review the Museum. I hope that you come back soon!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Thank obsSouthampton
DorkingMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. Our volunteer assistants will be so pleased to hear your comments. As you know - we are all volunteers - so Dorking Museum is a true labour of love. Come and visit us soon!

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

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

Thank Rich12900
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

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

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

Thank Jasmyn S
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

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

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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