The following information is a guideline to the artefacts available for loan from museums throughout the county of Surrey.

If you have any immediate enquiries, please contact staff at the individual museums. Most museums provide their own detailed list of artefacts for loan, prices and terms for this service. 

In addition, the museums and galleries offer a wide range of quality workshops and practical sessions which are delivered either on your site or in their own unique setting.

Chronological list

Related artefacts for the following periods are available at the following museums:

Prehistory

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services
  • Surrey County Archaeology Unit (SCAU) based at Surrey History Centre
  • Surrey Heath Museum

Egyptian

  • Haslemere Educational Museum
  • Museum of Farnham

Roman

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Chertsey Museum
  • Elmbridge Museum 
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Godalming Museum  
  • Guildford Heritage Services 
  • Surrey Heath Museum

Saxon

  • Chertsey Museum 
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Godalming Museum 
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Medieval

  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

16th Century

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Chertsey Museum 
  • Elmbridge Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • The Lightbox, Woking 
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

17th Century

  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

18th Century

  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

19th Century

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Chertsey Museum
  • Elmbridge Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • The Lightbox, Woking - Wash Day
  • Guildford Heritage Services 
  • Rural Life Centre

Twentieth Century

1900s - 1930s

  • Elmbridge Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services 
  • Rural Life Centre
  • The Lightbox, Woking 

First World War

  • Elmbridge Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • The Lightbox, Woking 

Britain since 1930

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Rural Life Centre
  • The Lightbox, Woking - Life in the 1930s

Second World War

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Elmbridge Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • The Lightbox, Woking  - The Home Front
  • Guildford Heritage Services 
  • Rural Life Centre

Britain in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • The Lightbox, Woking 

Miscellaneous Themes

Animals

  • Surrey Heath Museum

Archaeology

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Changes in the Home

  • Museum of Farnham

Costume

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Museum of Farnham

Light

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Chertsey Museum
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Newspapers and magazines

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Museum of Farnham

Packaging

  • Bourne Hall Museum (bottles)
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Surrey Heath Museum (vessels)

Personalities

  • Lewis Carroll - Guildford Heritage Services 
  • William Cobbett - Museum of Farnham
  • Robert Tucker Pain - Surrey Heath Museum

Printing

  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Religion

  • Chertsey Museum - (Chertsey Abbey)
  • Museum of Farnham - (Waverley Abbey)

School

  • Chertsey Museum
  • Guildford Heritage Services 
  • Rural Life Centre 

Seasons

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Godalming Museum 

Textiles

  • Guildford Heritage Services 
  • The Lightbox, Woking (Textiles From Around the World)

Then and Now

  • Museum of Farnham
  • Surrey Heath Museum

Toys

  • Bourne Hall Museum
  • Chertsey Museum
  • Museum of Farnham
  • Surrey Heath Museum

Writing

  • Museum of Farnham
  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Occupations / Industry

Agriculture

  • Museum of Farnham
  • Rural Life Centre

Chertsey Foundry

  • Chertsey Museum

Glass industry

  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Iron industry

  • Guildford Heritage Services 

Wey Nagivation

  • Guildford Heritage Services