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Share your memories of Guildford for Your Stories, Your Museum project

Do you remember the great flood of 1968? Or when Guildford welcomed Royal visitors?

Your Stories Your Museum

Guildford Museum is inviting local residents to share their memories of life in the borough for a new project called 'Your Stories, Your Museum' (YSYM). Four drop-in events will take place over the next few weeks where people can chat to staff, volunteers and contribute to the project by visiting our YSYM stand.

Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith, Lead Councillor for Social Welfare, Heritage and the Arts says: "We would love to hear your memories of our borough - maybe you grew up here or moved to Guildford later in life for a new job or to be close to family. We have a rich and varied history and we want to hear from people from all walks of life about what makes Guildford special. The memories people share will help shape our future at Guildford Museum and tell the story of Guildford through our new exhibitions."

The drop-in sessions take place on:

  • Sunday 6 August - 11am to 4pm - Inspired by Alice family fun day - Guildford Castle Grounds
  • Wednesday 16 August - 10am to 4pm - The Friary Centre, Guildford
  • Monday 28 August - 1pm to 5pm - Normandy Village Fete - Normandy Manor Fruit Farm
  • Saturday 9 September - Heritage Open Days - Guildford Castle Grounds

Cllr Nelson-Smith adds: "We will be hosting more events with the local community over the coming year as we develop our project to identify the big Guildford stories that we want to tell. We will also be trying out new ways to display objects and asking people to help us test what works best - keep an eye on our website for more details of how to get involved soon."

The 'Your Stories, Your Museum' project is funded by Arts Council England. It forms part of our plans to transform the existing site and create a lively community museum for the 21st century. For more information visit Your Stories, Your Museum.

Published on Wednesday 2 August.