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Opening Times:

Shere Museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
1pm - 5pm. We are also open 10.00 until 3.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays April 3rd until October 30th
The archives are open by appointment.

Entry:

There is no entry charge but donations are welcome to assist in the further development of Shere Museum. The Museum is accessible by wheelchair to the ground floor on request.

Shop:

There is a range of books of local interest and other items for sale.

Support us:

Shere Museum is a charity run by volunteers. Donations of any kind are always welcome.

Shere Museum Collection

The extensive displays include objects of daily life - tools, toys, domestic items, wartime and leisure - mainly from Victorian times to the 1950s and some surprising finds from earlier periods. The collection covers all aspects of the history of the parish of Shere, which encompasses the villages of Shere, Gomshall, Peaslake, Holmbury St Mary and parts of Abinger. Visitors can browse the collection in a friendly and informal atmosphere; children are particularly welcome, volunteers are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We are very grateful to NADFAS for their work on cataloguing the collection and archives. The catalogue is available on the Museum's database, which is not currently online, although we hope to achieve this in the future.

The Archives
There is a collection of archival and reference material which includes old photographs, records, maps, society records, parish magazines - all of which are a rich resource for researching family and local history in the surrounding area. The archives have provided material for many exhibitions including the Parish Council Centenary exhibition, Shere Local History symposia, Shere School reunions, Red Cross and currently WI and Scouting exhibitions.

The archives are available for personal research by prior appointment. Alternatively, we welcome requests for information by email or post. A charge will be made for these services.

The Collection

The extensive displays include objects of daily life - tools, toys, domestic items, wartime and leisure - mainly from Victorian times to the 1950s and some surprising finds from earlier periods. The collection covers all aspects of the history of the parish of Shere, which encompasses the villages of Shere , Gomshall, Peaslake, Holmbury St Mary and parts of Abinger.

Archives and Reference Material