Surrey

Properties and events in Surrey

Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries for last-minute changes.

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3 Church Street

Nye Saunders Ltd Chartered Architects, 3 Church Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of 16th Century timber framed building.

A Call to Arms: The History of the Surrey Yeomanry at Fetcham Park

Fetcham Park House, Lower Road, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9HD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Fetcham Park is hosting 'A Call to Arms: The History of the Surrey Yeomanry' an exhibition featuring historic panels on loan from Dorking Museum. Visit the exhibition and explore the Grade II* listed building, Laguerre murals and private grounds.

A Stitch in Time

Rowhurst Forge, Fire & Iron Gallery, Oxshott Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0EN
In person
Pre-booking not required

See inside one of Surrey’s oldest private homes and its adjacent working forge, with textile exhibits exploring this year’s theme of ‘Routes – Networks – Connections’.

A Walk on the Ancient Ermyn Way connecting Leatherhead to Stane Street and London

Ermyn Way - opposite entrance to ExxonMobil site. OS Grid Ref: TQ(51)/185.566, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8UX
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk of the ancient Ermyn Way in Ashtead that will explore its historical features, both archaeological and industrial, and explore the biodiversity of the ancient boundary hedges.

Abbot's Hospital

Abbots Hospital, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Grade 1 listed building. Jacobean almshouse, still in use for its original purpose.

Albury Pigeon House

1 Weston Yard, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover inside the unusual octagonal Albury Pigeon house, built in the 16th century when pigeons were used for food, and their droppings for gunpowder. Enter and see the potence (the rotatable access ladder) and the 649 pigeon holes.

All Saints' Church, Banstead

High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2NN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Charming Grade II* medieval church restored in 1861 by G. E. Street. Displays, stained-glass, monuments, historic books, plus an illustrated talk on the church's history and a bell-ringing demonstration. Churchyard walking tour in the afternoon.

All Saints' Church, Little Bookham

All Saints Church, Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this ancient, Grade II* church in a beautiful setting with a 1,300 year old yew tree and see probably the finest set of hatchments in Surrey displayed in the church.

Andrew Windsor Almshouses

Andrew Windsor Almshouses, 53 - 56 Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7LN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Almshouses in 17th century Grade II* listed building with courtyard garden

Ash Museum

Cemetery Chapel, Ash Cemetery, Ash Church Road, Ash, Surrey, GU12 6LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Ash Museum is small and friendly, housed in a former chapel which is Grade II listed and has some beautiful stained glass windows.

Ashtead Common

Ashtead Common Estate Office, Woodfield Road, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided walk over Ashtead Common led by Shaun Waddell, lead ranger.

Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands

1 Fairholme Crescent, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2HN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Rye Meadows is a special wetland site in Ashtead, which is the result of a 12 year programme to enhance the nature conservation value of the Rye Brook and its floodplain and to encourage and protect wildlife.

Bagshot Chapel

Bagshot Cemetery, Chapel Lane, The Council Offices, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5BP
In person
Pre-booking not required

This unusual chapel building has huge historical significance for the residents of Bagshot and is an important part of Bagshot Cemetery.

Barrow Hills School

Barrow Hills School, Roke Lane, Witley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5NY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Barrow Hills School on this tour of the house and gardens.

Behind-the-scenes tour: World Cultures

Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2LA
In person
Pre-booking required

A behind-the-scenes tour, offering an opportunity to explore areas not open to the public and view fascinating items hidden away in the museum stores. Our knowledgeable Collections Team will lead an exclusive look at the World Cultures collection.

Bell Ringing at Church of St Peter and St Paul Godalming

Church Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EW
In person
Pre-booking required

The bell tower of SS Peter & Paul will be open for a bell-ringing demonstration.

Betchworth Castle guided walk

Betchworth Castle, Reigate Road, Opposite Hilliers Garden Centre, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1NY
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided tour of Betchworth Castle with a Museum guide, including access to the Castle enclosure.

Bourne Green to Waverley Abbey and back

Meet on the Bourne Green, at the cricket pavillion, Old Frensham Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3PR
In person
Pre-booking required

Walk led by Clinton Bradshaw to Waverley Abbey

Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street Ewell Surrey KT17 1UF

Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Ghost writers. Meet four writers connected to Epsom and Ewell Mrs Beeton, Robert Fabian,Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens

British Plant Hunters

Barley Room, Farnham Maltings, Red Lion Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Collectors who travelled the world in search of new plants.

British Railways Woking Electrical Control Room

107-109 York Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7XW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

British Railways Electrical Control Room. In operation between 1936 and 1997. Contain several Art Deco features.

Buckinghill Farm Tour

Buckinghill Farm, Beare Green Road, Beare Green, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4PY
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of a listed medieval hall house, dated 1415, under a Horsham stone roof with early 17th Century three storey parlour wing. The house is located alongside a private section of the ancient Roman road, Stane Street.

Buckland Windmill

Yewdells, Dungates Lane, Buckland, Betchworth, Surrey, RH3 7BD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the only surviving wind-powered sawmill in the UK, a tiny windmill designed to support the on-site sawmill and woodyard. In the garden of Yewdells, a listed timber-framed cottage built in 1713 (not open).

Bush Hotel

The Borough, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Bush Hotel

Caffé Piccolo

Caffé Piccolo, 84 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7EN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore Caffé Piccolo, an independent family run restaurant on the site of a 17th century or earlier building.

Castle and Connections

Barley Room, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
In person
Pre-booking not required

A history of Farnham Castle, by Roy Waight

Chapel Chats

Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

As part of our Heritage open days, The Watts Gallery's knowledgeable guides are available in the Watts Chapel to explain Mary’s amazing designs and inspiration.

Chapel of Rest, West Street Cemetery

57 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7AP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Chapel is now a studio occupied by sculptor Ian Bishop, who will be present during opening times to welcome visitors, explain his work and processes, and show you around the building.

Charlwood - Lowfield Heath Windmill

Lowfield Heath Windmill, Russ Hill, Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 0EQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit a complete eighteenth century windmill and enjoy a self-guided tour and small exhibition about the restoration. Visitors are free to enjoy the grounds, TEAS & CAKES/bring a picnic. Toilet facilities are available. Guides on hand for questions

Charterhouse

Brooke Hall, Hurtmore Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided tours include the historic South African Cloister, Memorial Chapel, the Main Hall, the Library and Scholars’ Court.

Charting the Changes

Junction Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3HB
In person
Pre-booking required

From the earliest times to the present day, maps have depicted developments in the Mole Valley area. In this talk, we'll show a selection of such maps, looking particularly at the evolution of ‘Routes, Networks and Connections’.

Church of the Wisdom of God

Buckland Road, Lower Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church of the Wisdom of God is unique in England: it is built like a Roman basilica and is filled with treasures from ancient Rome and Byzantium.

Churchyard Connections with Nature

St. Michael and All Angels Church, Old London Road, Mickleham, Surrey, RH5 6DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us to explore the churchyard at St. Michael and All Angels Mickleham and see what has been done to encourage local flora and fauna to thrive. Inside you can explore the ancient church and enjoy delicious home-made cakes and refreshments.

Clandon Park House

Clandon Park House, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Clandon Park is unlike any other historic house you’ll ever visit. The fire at Clandon Park was the worst in the National Trust’s history. Discover the Trust’s plans for the house, which offer a unique X-ray view of how great houses were made.

Claremont Fan Court School - Claremont Mansion

Claremont Fan Court School, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9HZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore the 18th Century Palladian Mansion and 100 acre grounds, a former royal residence and Grade I listed building in Elmbridge. You can book yourself on a tour with our resident historian or have a self-guided tour around Claremont mansion!

Claremont Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover this grade I listed garden created by the great landscape designers of the 18th century which charts the evolution of the English Landscape Garden

Cleaves Almshouses

49-71 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6ND, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Grade II Listed Cleaves Almshouses is the oldest building on Old London Road, built in 17th Century. Back in 1665, William Cleave, in his legacy, created housing provision for older, poor people of Kingston. Today that legacy lives on.

College of St. Barnabas

Blackberry Lane, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6NJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tours, new woodland walk, talks, traction engine rides, craft stalls, vintage cycle display, local history stand, refreshments

Combat Stress Open Day

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0BX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Combat Stress is the UK's leading veterans' mental health charity, based in Leatherhead. We’re opening the doors at our South Hub for guests to have a tour of our treatment centre on Friday 6 September.

Courtyards and Passages of Farnham

Meet outside Farnham Maltings, Red Lion Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour led by Roger Jude of some courtyards and passages of Farnham.

Crafts Study Centre

Crafts Study Centre, The University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided tour of the Crafts Study Centre

Creating with Clay the Roman Way, on Ashtead Common with Leatherhead Museum and City Rangers

Ashtead Common Estate Office, Woodfield Road, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2DU
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit the historic Roman Villa site at Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve to learn hands-on about how the local clay was used to make quality clay tiles and box flues which were distributed around the South East.

Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Wine Estate, Bradley Lane, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A self-guided tour across the Denbies Wine Estate, taking in the views and exploring all areas of the vineyard.

Discovering the Wood-Wide Web

Entrance to The Nower, Coldharbour Lane - junction with Harrow Road West, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3BN
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk in search of the Wood-Wide Web, an underground network of fungal threads connecting trees and exchanging nutrients. We will search for these and other fungi on The Nower Local Nature Reserve, Dorking.

Dorking Brewery

Aldhurst Farm, Temple Lane, Capel, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5HJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the ins and outs of Dorking Brewery and its exceptional artisanal beer. Explore the who, what, when, where, and why behind this renowned brewery.

Dorking United Reformed Church: 'Walking the Way' display

53 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Dorking United Reformed Church are pleased to be opening up our buildings and gardens for a chance to view the various displays that have built up over the 'Walking the Way' theme the church has been following for the last few months.

Dorking's Famous Caves

Caves entrance, beside the war memorial, opposite Waitrose, 33 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2JZ
In person
Pre-booking required

4 tour of the caves in South Street can be booked on Saturday 14th September. A tour is a 45 min exploration of underground Dorking with expert guides.

Downs Solicitors

156 High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for Heritage Open Days at our law firm! Explore our enchanting secret garden space within our historic listed building. Discover the beauty and serenity of this hidden gem while celebrating our rich heritage.

Effingham Golf Club

Effingham Golf Club, Guildford Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5PZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Experience the history of this magnificent building from Georgian times through to being the clubhouse to one of England's top 100 golf courses.

Effingham Methodist Chapel

Effingham Methodist Chapel, Chapel Hill, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5NB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us at Effingham Methodist Chapel for a Church & village history exhibition. Some local dinosaurs, fossils and meteorites. Crafts and quiz for children. RSPB display.

Elmbridge’s Early History: From Caesar to 1066 [Free Talk]

Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Tim Hazell - Founder of the Generic History Videos Channel - to explore the early history of Elmbridge, beginning with the arrival of Caesar and the Romans, and ending with the Norman Conquest.

Explore Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Royal Holloway, University of London, welcomes you to explore our spectacular Grade I Listed Founder's Building, Picture Gallery, Chapel and extensive grounds. Join us for a day of free talks and tours including fun activities for children.

Farnham Masonic Centre

42 Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7JB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Farnham Masonic Centre.

Farnham Pottery

The Farnham Pottery, Quennells Hill, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4QJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Tours lasting 45 minutes will be available on both weekends. The Pottery is open every day 9am to 4pm, the cafe will be open serving home cooked food.

Four Hundred Years of Striking Bells with Hammers

St. Andrews Church, Upper Church Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A talk by Roy Attwood

Gatton Park

Gatton Park, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Rocky Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TW
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided tour of Gatton Park's 'Capability' Brown-designed landscape and Edwardian gardens, including the Japanese Garden which is celebrating 25 years since its restoration.

Godalming Masonic Hall

Ockford Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Hall including the Temple will be open. Local freemasons will be on hand to talk with visitors and explain the significance of various items in the temple, and of course, to respond to guests' questions.

Godalming Minister - St Peter's Church, Hambledon

St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4DS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Church mostly rebuilt in the mid 19th Century from local stone and with a mainly chalk interior

Godalming Minster Church Street - St Peter and St Paul's Church Godalming

Church Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1ES
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and walk through history at Godalming’s Grade I Listed parish church.

Godalming Minster St Mark's Church Franklyn Road, Godalming

Franklyn Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2LD
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Mark’s Church is a relatively small modern building situated in Franklyn Road, in the Ockford Ridge and Aaron’s Hill area.

Godalming Minster, Brighton Road -St John the Baptist Church Busbridge

Brighton Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1XA
In person
Pre-booking not required

This special little Victorian Gothic Revival church is a treasure trove of designs by the grand designers of the day.

Godalming Museum

109a Godalming High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us at Godalming Museum and explore the local history of our delightful town.

Godalming Town History Walk with Graham Kimber and Pam Talbot

The Pepperpot, High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy a guided walk around Godalming.

Godalming Town Walk with Hazel Morris and John Bennett

1 Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy a guided walk around Godalming.

Guided historic Dorking pub walk

Dorking Museum, The Old Foundry, 62 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 IBS
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided walk with a museum guide to the pubs past and present of Dorking many of which grew up around transport networks and hubs

Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7UP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The Cathedral will have bookable free of charge Tours to visitors to help them learn more about the site.

Guildford Design Award Exhibition

131 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exhibition of the winning projects of the 2023 Guildford Design Awards celebrating good design in the borough.

Guildford Quaker Meeting House (The Religious Society of Friends)

Religious Society of Friends, Friends Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Meeting House is a Grade II Listed place of worship, opened well over 200 years ago, in 1806. The building, replaces the earlier place of worship and burying ground across the other side of North Street on the land now called 'Quakers Acre'.

Guitar Village

80-82 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7EN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Guitar Village in one of Farnham's oldest buildings.

Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, Hatchlands, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Set in a tranquil parkland, explore this Georgian country house with its unusual collection of pianos including some owned by Chopin, Bizet and Elgar. Families will love the natural adventure area in the woodland with its treehouse and bug burrow.

Heath Church Reigate

Heath Church, Flanchford Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Heath Church, Flanchford Road, Reigate, Daughter church of St Mary Magdalene, Reigate, erected in 1907.

Heavy Traffic

Barley Room, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Roads from the earliest times, by Noel Moss

High Mill

High Mill, Moor Park Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1NS
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of High Mill, a watermill mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Historic Vehicle Display

Tunnel Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9AY
In person
Pre-booking not required

A display of historic vehicles by Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society

Hone's Yard

Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Hone's Yard off Downing Street, the site of an old farm.

Jack and Alice

4-5 Town Hall Buildings, The Borough, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Jack and Alice restaurant is located in Town Hall Buildings. Never used as a town hall, this range of buildings was remodelled in the 1930s to form a focal point of Farnham's town centre.

Jewels of the tower

St Andrew's Church, Middle Church Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Roy Attwood talks about what can be seen in the church tower.

Keymer Handmade Clay Roof Tiles & Wienerberger Factory Tour

Wienerberger Ltd, Ewhurst Works, Horsham Road, Walliswood, Ewhurst, Surrey, RH5 5QH
In person
Pre-booking required

Our visitors will be able to look around our beautiful showroom, participate in a full factory tour, and will also get the opportunity to make your very own Keymer tile!

King Edwards School

King Edwards School, Petworth Road, Wormley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5SG
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover King Edwards School on this Guided tour.

Kingston guided tour

Kingston Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JP
In person
Pre-booking required

Come and join us for a historic walking tour around Kingston. You will hear about Kingston's rich history from Anglo-Saxons to the present day. We will show you the coronation stone, Kingston bridge and much more.

Kingston Guildhall

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a tour of the Grade II listed Guildhall's main rooms and the former magistrate's court. See archive materials relating to the building of the Guildhall

Kingston Museum, Art Gallery and Library

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2PS
In person
Pre-booking required

Kingston Museum, Art Gallery and Library are Grade II listed Carnegie buildings. The Museum tells the story of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames from its ancient origins to the current day, while the Library is a well used community hub.

Ladywell Convent & The Franciscan Centre Ladywell

Ladywell Convent, Ashstead Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1ST
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided tour of the house, chapel and grounds

Leatherhead Art Club - ‘Inspired by Mole Valley’

The Leatherhead Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8SE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A display of artwork by Leatherhead Art Club

Leatherhead Library

70 Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Leatherhead Library, which is housed in The Mansion, a Grade II listed building.

Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill Lane, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6LY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Step inside Leith Hill Place, a welcoming home from home nestled in the Surrey Hills. Childhood home of one of England’s greatest composers Ralph Vaughan Williams, Leith Hill is a place of creativity and inspiration.

Lion and Lamb House, Harris and Hoole

Harris and Hoole, Lion & Lamb House, 113 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7HH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Harris and Hoole coffee shop in the 16th century Lion and Lamb House

Lisa Allen Dance & Arts

Leatherhead Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Lisa Allen Dance & Arts would like to invite you to join us for our day of performing arts on Saturday 14th September 2024 at The Leatherhead Institute. Please email [email protected] to sign up or visit our website at www.ladancearts.co.uk

Lovelace Mausoleum

St Martin's Church, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6RL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Lovelace Mausoleum at St Martin's Church, East Horsley

M25 – Friend or Foe?

Leatherhead Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Chris Rea may have sung about “The Road to Hell” but what would life be like without the M25? Find out about its history and construction and at the end of the talk, we might just have a vote on the question: ‘M25 – Friend or Foe?”

Maiastra perform Ravel, Britten & Mozart Quartets

Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF
In person
Pre-booking required

Maiastra welcomes multi-award winner and Maiastra Course Director Akiko Ono, who will be joined by three talented young musicians. Together they will perform three quartets by Ravel, Britten and Mozart.

Manor House School Heritage

Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4EN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit our beautiful Manor House, see displays from the archives and explore the grounds.

Medieval Undercroft

Westcroft, 16 West Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9BS
In person
Pre-booking not required

An amazing opportunity to discover this medieval Undercroft between West Street and Slipshoe Street, Reigate.

Moor Park House

Moor Park House, Moor Park Way, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1FE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided tour around Moor Park House led by Fred Wilkinson.

Mullins House/Coffee Shop

58 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BS
In person
Pre-booking not required

You can see the shop where Mullins used to make the shoes, the original stairs to the flat above (not accessible), original fireplace and wall.

Museum of Farnham

Willmer House, 38 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us on Saturday 14th to explore the story of Farnham hops and their connection to the brewing industry.

Nature's Highways: The Hedgerows of Norbury Park

Young Street Car Park, Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9DS
In person
Pre-booking required

Hedgerows are often regarded as “nature’s highways” and for very good reasons. Join Steph Boore of the Surrey Wildlife Trust on a guided walk to learn about the many benefits hedgerows bring to nature.

Old St George's Church Esher

Esher Park Avenue, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this charming Tudor gem, the only Grade 1 listed public building in Esher, with its unique Vanbrugh-designed private pew.

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Designed in the early English Saxon style and faced in flint, the church was consecrated by the Catholic Bishop of Southwark on 8 October 1913.

OVER HERE: The lives and legacy of the wartime Canadians in Surrey

Green Room Theatre, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
In person
Pre-booking required

During the Second World War, 330,000 Canadians passed through Aldershot Camp, training there before taking up the defence of the UK while most of the British soldiers were away. This talk will focus on the Canadians stationed in Surrey.

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey House, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD
In person
Pre-booking not required

With glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, stunning gardens and acres of countryside to explore, Polesden Lacey house and estate is the perfect place to enjoy a day out with family and friends.

Prior's Field School

Priorsfield Road, Hurtmore, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Self-guided tour around Prior's Field School with access to areas not available to the public. We celebrate the school's heritage, including the main Arts & Crafts house, designed by C F A Voysey with a chance to see items from the school's archive.

Quaker Meeting House

The Mint, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Godalming Quaker will be on hand to explain the history of Quakerism in Godalming, the history of the buildings and the site.

Reigate Beaumont - Barchester Healthcare

Reigate Beaumont Care Home, Colley Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9JB
In person
Pre-booking required

Reigate Beaumont Care Home welcomes you to a tour of their beautiful grounds and the history surrounding the home.

Romans at Leatherhead Museum

64 Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Leatherhead Museum will be celebrating our fascinating collection of artefacts from the Ashtead Roman Villa.

Routes - Networks - Connections Model-making Extravaganza

Dorking Museum, The Old Foundry, 62 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Family transport-themed model-making extravaganza featuring wings & wheels, rails and sails from Dorking's past.

Royal Grammar School Guildford

High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3BB
In person
Book on day

The Royal Grammar School: Grade I listed building dating from the late 16th century with later additions. The Chained Library and Tudor schoolroom are open. Information relating to the history of the School is on display in the schoolroom.

Sampsons Almshouses

Sampsons Almshouses, West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7AW
In person
Pre-booking required

Almshouses designed by Farnham architect Harold Falkner.

Sing and Sign Baby & Toddler Taster class

Leatherhead Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Free 35 minute taster session suitable for babies aged 6 weeks to 2 years Sing and Sign draws on our rich cultural musical heritage of traditional nursery rhymes, action songs and familiar melodies to help stimulate language development in babies.

Skillway Workshop, Farncombe

The Old Chapel, Deanery Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2PG
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Pre-booking not required

At Nightingale Road Cemetery, in addition to seeing the work of the charity, within the chapel buildings, a copy of the cemetery records will be available for reference and the new memorial garden opened in November 2018 can be seen.

Slyfield House

Slyfield House, Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QE
In person
Pre-booking required

Slyfield House is a Grade I listed Jacobean house with a rich history.

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church, Middle Church Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PW
In person
Pre-booking not required

The life of St Andrew's Church - past, present and future

St Andrew's Church, Kingswood

St Andrew's Church, Kingswood, Brighton Road, Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 6QE
In person
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Discover St Andrew's; its distinctive steeple is a landmark for miles.

St Andrews Church, Grafham, Bramley

St Andrew’s Church, Horsham Road, Grafham, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0LH
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A ‘Love Letter in Stone’. St Andrew’s Church is of national architectural & historic importance. The country churchyard is a place of tranquility & ecological importance. Discover its story, significant features & enjoy delicious refreshments.

St Giles' Church in Ashtead

St Giles' Church, Park Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1EJ
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Come to our wonderful 12th century St Giles’ Church in Ashtead and enjoy a fantastic variety of activities for all ages and interests.

St John the Baptist Church and Wonersh Village Walk, Wonersh

St John the Baptist Church, The Street, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0PG
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Why not make Wonersh, Surrey your destination on Saturday 14th September. You can combine a visit to the Grade II listed Church of St John the Baptist with a 45 minute self-guided walk “Exploring Historic Wonersh”

St John the Evangelist Church, Farncombe

St John's Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3EH
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Victorian Parish Church on the Jack Phillips trail

St John's School, Leatherhead

Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8SP
In person
Pre-booking required

See displays on the history and heritage of St John's in the Old Chapel and discover how the School came to be established in Leatherhead over 150 years ago with a guided tour of the School grounds (Tours at 1000; 1200)

St Lawrence Church, Effingham

St. Lawrence Church, Church Street, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this Grade II* listed church, with origins in the 12th century. Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the “bouncing bomb” for the 'Dambusters Raid', is buried in the churchyard.

St Martin's Church

St Martin's Church, Church Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1DW
In person
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St Martin's is a handsome Victorian church by Henry Woodyer celebrating its 150 anniversary. For Heritage Open Days the church will be exploring its connections with the creative arts and networks within the community.

St Mary and All Saints Church, Dunsfold

Church Lane, Dunsfold, Surrey, GU8 4LT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Tours and talks, local history display and demonstration of bell ringing, with a live video link of the bells in action.

St Mary's Church, Fetcham

10A The Ridgeway, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9AZ
In person
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Come and take a look at our 11th Century Grade II listed church, particularly the newly conserved 1660 painting of the Charles II Royal Coat of Arms.

St Mary's Church, Horsell, Woking

St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Horsell, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4QQ
In person
Pre-booking required

We are open from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 14th September. Refreshments will be served from 10:30 to 15:30 (we are famous for our cakes)! Craft activities for younger children will be available . A visitors guide will be available.

St Michael's Barn Church, Farley Green

Shophouse Lane, Farley Green, Rose Cottage, Hurtwood Lane,, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9JP
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Nineteenth century barn consecrated as a church in 1930.

St Nicolas Church & Tower and Loseley Chapel

St Nicolas' Church, Bury Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4AW
In person
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Grade II* listed building. Chapel is the burial chapel of the More Molyneux family of Loseley Park. Talks throughout the day and refreshments available.

St Nicolas Church, Great Bookham

St Nicolas Church, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 3PA
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Our Grade I listed church dating from the 11th century, with its various additions and alterations, will be open for visiting throughout Heritage Week

St Peter and St Paul 'new' church Albury

Albury Parish Church, Church Lane, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9AJ
In person
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Get an insight into the history and records of Albury Parish Church.

St Peter and St Paul Albury Old Saxon Church

St Peter and St Paul Albury, Old Parish Church, Albury Park, New Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9BB
In person
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Visit this Grade I listed ancient Saxon church, which has over 1,000 years of history and stands in the peaceful grounds of Albury Park, within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

St Peter's Church, Chertsey

St Peter's Church, Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8AT
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Explore the history of Chertsey through our eight bells in the medieval tower and how the mark of Henry VIII can still be felt and judge for yourself if the myth of the Curfew Bell, linked to one of Chertsey's statues, could really be true.

St Peter's Church, Hascombe

St Peter's Church, Church Road, Hascombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4JD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Short talk and guided tour of St Peter's Church, Hascombe on Saturday at 1500

St Tarcisius Catholic War Memorial Church

227 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3EY
In person
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Centenary Celebrations!! Guided Tours, Displays, unusual access to non-public areas of the church & Gardens, a bit of history thrown in for good measure and much more. Discover our connections to Lady Southwell, Frederick Walters and Paul Woodroffe.

St. Lawrence Church, Morden

London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5QT
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Grade I listed church. The internal structure dates from the mid 14th century with a brick outer cladding around the middle of the 17th century. Rare 17th Century glass was restored in 2020. Church and churchyard trails.

St. Mary's Parish Church. West Horsley. Surrey: A Pilgrimage through the Centuries...

St. Mary's Parish Church, Epsom Road, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6AP
In person
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Our village church was built in 1030 AD. Come and explore the eventful journey.

St. Matthews Church & Redhill - Town, Church and Railway

71 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1DL
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A chance to explore our Victorian church and the connection between, church, town and the railway.

St. Michael's Church, Betchworth

St. Michael's Church, Church Street, Betchworth, Tadworth, Surrey, RH3 7DH
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Michaels is a beautiful church, set in the picturesque village of Betchworth, between Dorking and Reigate. Film enthusiasts may recognise it as the first church in the 90s blockbuster, '4 Weddings & A Funeral'.

St.Mary's Church, Pixham, Dorking

St. Mary's Church, Pixham Lane, Pixham, Dorking, Surrey, RH41PT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore an unusual church designed by the celebrated Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and enjoy a local history display.

Stane Street: the Roman Highway in Mole Valley

Green Room Theatre, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
In person
Pre-booking required

Stane Street was the Roman road from Chichester to London. This talk by Dr David Bird will consider why it was built, who used it and how, its history, and its impact on the surrounding area.

Stoke Park Railway

London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1TU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guildford Model Engineering Society - home of Stoke Park Railway. Public Open Day

Surbiton guided tour

Surbiton station, Railway Station, Victoria Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT6 4PE
In person
Pre-booking required

Surbiton is known as the 'Queen of the Suburbs'. Come on our guided tour to find out why. You will learn about prosperity, ruin, railway and cycle racing from our knowledgeable guides.

Surrey Archaeological Society Research Centre

Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer, Surrey, RH5 6SE
In person
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The Surrey Archaeological Society will open its Research Centre to all visitors.

Surrey Figurative Artists - Connecting Lines

Leatherhead Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8AH
In person
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An exciting art exhibition in the unique setting of the Leatherhead Institute members' lending library

Susie Lidstone paints the Historic Farnham

Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS
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Acclaimed British artist Susie Lidstone will be working on a new painting portraying the Georgian architecture of Farnham at the New Ashgate Gallery, located in the 17th-century Grade II building in the centre of historic Farnham.

Talk on the history of local gardening clubs and shows: Caterham and District Horticultural Society

1 Stafford Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6JG
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Pre-booking not required

Debbie Fox will talk about the long history of the Society, some of the amazing Society artefacts on display in the Museum this year, and the activities of the Society today. Plenty of local interest and broader comment on the history of local garden

The A24: Mickleham's Old London Road and the Mickleham Bypass

St Michael and All Angels Church, Old London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

For centuries travellers from London to Dorking and beyond passed through Mickleham in the Mole Gap. This display features photographs and maps of the route before and after the building of the Mickleham Bypass in 1937.

The Architecture of Castle Street

Barley Room, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
In person
Pre-booking not required

A talk on the architecture of Castle Street Farnham by Michael Blower MBE.

The Birth, Life & Death of the River Mole

53 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BS
In person
Pre-booking required

The Mole Valley Geological Society presents a talk, field trip picnic & virtual field trip showing how geology and climate have shaped the valley of the River Mole.

The Church on the North Downs Way - Or is it The Pilgrim's Way?

Ranmore Common Road, Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our Grade II* Victorian church will be open to HOD visitors.

The Cranston Library

St. Mary Magdalene, Chart Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover a tiny, exquisite parish library founded in the early 18th century, a forerunner of today’s public libraries. Find out about its history, and the story of its remarkable founder, Andrew Cranston.

The Great Barn of Wanborough

The Great Barn, Wanborough, Wanborough, Surrey, GU3 2JR
In person
Book on day

Marvel at the amazing wooden structure still standing 630 years after having been built by the Monks from Waverley Abbey, and be fascinated by the exhibition showcasing 10,000 years of Wanborough history from prehistoric man to the SOE during WWII.

The Green Room Theatre

The Green Room Theatre, R/O Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a backstage tour of this hidden gem of a theatre sited in a set of WWII Army barracks

The Kiln / Badshot Lea Village Hall

St. Georges Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9LY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit The Kiln / Badshot Lea Village Hall, tours throughout the day

The Kitty Milroy Murals at St Marks, Hale

St Mark's Church, Upper Hale, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0JG
In person
Pre-booking required

Find out more about Historic England listed St. Mark’s Church with its unique murals painted by Kitty Milroy.

The last survivor of its kind: Semaphore Tower Open Days

Semaphore Tower, Chatley Heath, Pointers Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1PH
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Semaphore Tower is a unique remnant from the Napoleonic era, the Grade II* listed brick structure is the only surviving semaphore tower in Britain, join us to learn more about its restoration.

The Lion and Lamb

St. Thomas on the Bourne, Frensham Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Architect Max Lyons talks about his design of the much loved Lion and Lamb retail area.

The Old Cottage

The Old Cottage, 11 Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of one of the oldest domestic buildings in Farnham.

The origin of Roads and Tracks in Newdigate

Kingsland, Newdigate, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5DA
In person
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Learn about the roads and tracks and the origin of their names.

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Old Malden

Church Road, Worcester Park, Old Malden, Surrey, KT4 7RY
In person
Pre-booking not required

This ancient Parish church is a hidden gem in London’s suburbia. Mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086. History boards showing timeline from Early Iron Age.

The Pepperpot

High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AQ
In person
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Enjoy the view of the High Street and Church Street buildings from a different perspective

The Rise and Fall of Waverley Abbey

Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8EP
In person
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A guided tour of the ruins of Waverley Abbey with guides Roger Jude and Roy Waight

The village between two ancient routeways: Exploring the history of Little Bookham

Manor Farm Tithe Barn, Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4EW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the history of Little Bookham - a tiny village between two ancient routeways which form its western and eastern boundaries - via illustrated displays and audio visual presentations at the impressive 15th Century Grade II listed Tithe Barn.

Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve

Tice Meadow Nature Reserve, Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9NB
In person
Pre-booking required

Tice’s Meadow: from farm to quarry, to community nature reserve, a tour led by Mark Elsoffer with volunteers from the Tice’s Meadow Bird Group

Town Crying yesterday and today

Council Chamber, Town Hall, South Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7RN
In person
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Farnham Town Crier Michael Stephens lifts the lid on life as a Town Crier

Tracing The Threads Of Our Historic Connections

The Grange, Rectory Lane, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4DZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us at The Grange Centre, with tours throughout the day, tracing the threads of our historic connections, with those who shaped the history of our site and our charity.

University for the Creative Arts

Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS
In person
Pre-booking required

A one hour tour of the UCA Campus

Victoria Garden

Brightwells Road, off South Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7RN
In person
Pre-booking required

A talk by Alison Gordon and a walk around the garden

Walton-on-Thames Heritage Festival St Mary's Church

Church Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

The historic Parish Church St Mary's will be open to the public on Walton-on-Thames Heritage Day, so that visitors can look at the registers of births, deaths & marriages. There will be opportunities to tour the church and learn its history.

Walton-on-Thames Heritage Festival The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse Theatre

Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1AU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Love Walton and the Trustees of The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse Theatre welcome our community and visitors to visit this 100 year old theatre, which was part of the Nettlefold Film Studios, for tours and to see film and museum pieces.

Walton-on-Thames Heritage Festival The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre

Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF
In person
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We welcome local community groups and businesses to create a heritage market in the car park of The Riverhouse Barn. There will be live music and entertainment both inside and outside the Barn. The event will be compered by Radio Wey (Hospital Radio)

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore the unique history of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Enjoy free entry and site tours to discover the heritage of the Arts & Crafts gem.

William Cobbett and Rural Rides

St. Thomas on the Bourne, Frensham Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8HA
In person
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Richard Thomas, of the William Cobbett Society, talks about Farnham's most famous son and his publication 'Rural Rides'

Winkworth Arboretum

Winkworth Arboretum, Visitor Centre, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

An arboretum with twisting paths leading to secret glades and hidden views. The dramatic hillside location provides the perfect canvas for a collection of plants and trees that paint a picture.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX
In person
Pre-booking not required

A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at this Grade II listed venue, which has hosted an amazing list of stars since it opened in 1965.