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Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

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Being Dorking born and breed I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Dorking museum. Great way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peaceandquietLondon
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Westcott, United Kingdom
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The Deepdene Trail Guided Walk

An excellent way to spend an afternoon! I thoroughly recommend this gentle stroll through 17th... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Covertcoat
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We are a small volunteer run Museum in the centre of Dorking. We tell the story of Dorking from the time that dinosaurs roamed around the A24 bypass (the bypass wasn't there then) We tell the story of Pilgrim Father, William Mullins, who travelled...more
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62 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being Dorking born and breed I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Dorking museum. Great way to spend an hour on a rainy day, full of interesting pictures and memorabilia. I purchased a small book on old Dorking from the little shop which I will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank peaceandquietLondon
DorkingMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

That sounds like a very good day! We are so glad that you had a lovely day. And thank you for supporting our shop. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent way to spend an afternoon! I thoroughly recommend this gentle stroll through 17th & 18th landscapes in the company of a knowledgeable and fluent guide. Well done Dorking Museum for organising this walk. 😀

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 2 small grandsons there in February. we had a nice time, but found that there wasn’t a need for a great deal of time to see the museum. There is an entrance fee, unlike many of the other, larger, museums around such...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HiggleDiggle
DorkingMuseum, Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you had a nice time at the Museum with your grandsons. We are sorry that you felt that there was not as much to see and do as you expected, as many visitors are surprised at the wide range of exhibits...More

Reviewed March 21, 2019

This small museum is packed with information and is of great interest to local people. could spend hours there at very modest cost but only limited opening times.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

The Museum is a mine if I formation and the volunteers are always ready to help. Quirky display of mouse trap as well as changing displays of the local history. Deep Dene self guided trail linked to the Museum is also great and not that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

The newly revamped Dorking Museum has been popular in the recent years ,good items interesting screen stuff ,a regular new exhibition in one part done for a few months each year Recent ones include the Rob Walker cars,the Dorking Pubs and now a special fossils...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DorkingMuseum, Front Office Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Thank you for your review - and thank you for volunteering. We are always looking for new volunteers to cover all aspects of running our little Museum. Anyone who has an hour or two to offer - drop us a line on admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

A really interesting local museum run by volunteers, good history of Dorking and many super exhibitions.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ertombs
DorkingMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you so much! You managed to visit to catch the last week of the Rob Walker exhibition. It's been such a success for us. Our next exhibition will feature our beautiful collection of minerals collected by Lord Ashcombe. Please come back and visit us...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Always something interesting to learn about. The exhibitions are always professionally run and a very friendly staff to help with any questions.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ypbDorking
DorkingMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

That is such a lovely review. Thank you so much. The amount of research that goes into our exhibitions is immense - and its a shame that we only have that tiny space to display everything. We could fill miles! The Rob Walker exhibition has...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019

You'll only need an hour for these 2 rooms, but worth the visit. Friendly staff and logical displays add interest.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanninman
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum specifically to see the Rob Walker exhibition (who ran an independent Formula 1 motor racing team). We were utterly charmed by the museum - the ladies at the entrance were charming and knowledgeable. Though relatively small the museum is packed with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DorkingMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Thank you for coming to visit us! We are really, really proud of the Rob Walker exhibition - and we are so excited that the people of Dorking have supported it so brilliantly. Our next exhibition starts in January and will feature the beautiful mineral...More

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