Behind its narrow blue entrance (on the right above), the museum opens out into history and art galleries, a library, shop, coffee shop, garden and Visitor Information Point.



In addition to this website, the museum has a virtual museum, powered by Facebook (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see it). This contains many anotated images and over 30 short videos. These last 3-5 minutes and are very varied in content. They tell you about selected parts of the history of Godalming and what can be found about that history in the Museum. For a list of the videos or visit the site, click the button below.


We are currently working towards a limited reopening in August, with pre-booked visits only, offered first to the Friends and volunteers of the museum. Over time we hope to expand this offer and welcome more visitors. Thank you for your patience and your support.


New in the museum


Godalming Capriccio

A large oil painting in the Resources Room showing the main buildings of Godalming in the 19th Century in an imaginative and fantastical way.


The Clive Downes Archive 

37 museum boxes holding over 5400 pages providing an archive for Farncombe. This is the work of local historian Clive Downes. It is available in the Museum Library.


New on the website

Images of events in Godalming from 1881 to 2012

Coming soon



Saxon Life and Death - A Unique Cemetery in Godalming 

by Rob Poulton, Senior Archaeologist at the Surrey County Council Archaeological Unit
THIS LECTURE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. We will be contacting ticket holders and will publicise the re-arranged date as soon as possible


Click here for more details of forthcoming exhibitions and talks


Uncover some surprising connections: with the Titanic; with Georgia: with Sir Winston Churchill and with public electricity.

Discover the art, architecture and gardens of Gertrude Jekyll, Sir Edwin Lutyens and the South West Surrey Arts and Crafts.

Delve into the wealth of information in the Local Studies Library.

Enjoy exhibitions featuring the work of local artists and craft workers.

Look for a special gift in the museum's shop?

Godalming Museum Garden

Relax with friends in the peaceful garden.

Godalming Museum Coffee Shop

Enjoy refreshments in the coffee shop.

Godalming Museum caring for the environment

The museum was founded in 1921 and is administered by the Godalming Museum Trust, supported by Waverley Borough Council and Godalming Town Council.

Godalming Museum Trust is a Registered Charity (Charity no. 2921550)