Everyone loves a good story, and every object has a story to tell. Almost transcending time, they reveal something of the people who used them, the places they came from and the worlds they belonged to. As objects change hands through families, friends, explorers, worshippers and traders. Every step of their journey leaves an imprint that becomes part of their story, these objects offer us a tangible link with the past.

Oatlands Palace sandstone headA History of Surrey in 50 Objects shares intriguing stories from across the county through a selection of museum artefacts. Among the 50 chosen are tales of invaders and settlers, kings and queens, industrial and political revolution, trades, inventions and creations.

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Ancient bottle