Godalming Museum celebrates its 100th birthday!

Godalming Museum looks forward to welcoming visitors back in mid-May to celebrate its 100th birthday.

The Museum is set to re-open on Tuesday 18th May, initially for drop-in visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm and on Tuesdays for pre-booked visits only. Visitors will enter via a new foyer, shared with Godalming Town Council, who moved into their new offices next door to the museum in April. The new facilities now include an accessible downstairs toilet.

The opening exhibition will celebrate this year’s centenary of Godalming Museum.  Visitors can discover some of the personalities behind the friendly museum in the heart of Godalming and explore a collection which reflects the community’s fascination with, and pride in, the long history of the town. It is hoped that the whole of the downstairs will be open, including the shop and garden, and the main upstairs galleries, and there will be pre-booked access to the library resources. The café will not be open initially. Please be aware that Covid restrictions will still be in place: please wear a mask and maintain social distancing

The number of visitors may need to be restricted at times, and more details will be confirmed on our website www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk. Here you will find many local history resources, including the start of a centenary series of videos celebrating 100 favourite items from the museum collection. Also on the website are 100 fascinating short videos prepared by the curator during lockdown showing artefacts from Godalming’s long history.

Godalming Museum has a new entrance at 109a High St, GU7 1AQ, just by the Pepperpot.

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