Permanent exhibition

Guildford Museum cares for thousands of exhibits, dating from prehistoric times.

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Permanent exhibition image Roman pottery
The museum's permanent collection includes objects and pictures covering local trades, industries and social history.

Exhibitions include a model of Guildford Railway station in the 1920s and a section on Victorian childhood with toys from the era. 

For more information about the different galleries and exhibitions, please see Our gallery spaces pages.


Famous locals

Find out more about well known local characters from the past with some fascinating exhibits. Famous local residents featured in the permanent collection include Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and landscape gardener and artist Gertrude Jekyll.

Guildford Museum also has a well stocked shop with unusual gifts, edible treats, cards and Victorian toys and games.