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Museum open 10 till 4, Tues - Sat. Library 1 till 4.

An important acquisition

Gathering Lilac
by Myles Birket Foster 
RWS RAB (Berlin) (1825-1899)

Godalming Museum has acquired a watercolour by Myles Birket Foster, one of the most popular Victorian artists.  Birket Foster, lived in Witley for thirty years, taking inspiration for many of his paintings from the Surrey countryside.  The painting may now be viewed in  the Gertrude Jekyll room of the Museum.  For a larger view of the painting and more about the artist, click here  

      Percy Woods on the World Wide Web  

The Museum was recently a leading player in a project to list archives in museums and galleries, including the deeds and local history notes given to Godalming by Percy Woods, the local historian who died in 1922. For details of the collection and access to the National Archive click here .

Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens

Gertrude Jekyll had a profound influence on garden design.  Sir Edwin Lutyens is generally regarded as one of the greatest British architects of the 20th Century.  Godalming Museum
is rich in material on Jekyll and Lutyens, creating a permanent exhibition room, a Jekyll garden and carrying a superb collection of drawings by both the garden designer and architect. To learn more about Gertrude Jekyll click here and about Edwin Lutyens here

General James Oglethorpe

General James Oglethorpe who lived in Godalming, founded the colony in Georgia in America in 1732 with 115 settlers.  Click here to find out more

Titanic hero Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips, Chief Wireless Telegraphist on RMS Titanic continued to send out SOS messages for two hours after the ship struck an iceberg in 1912, and lost his life as she went down.  Click here for more about the life of this local hero.


News, Exhibitions and Events

Click here for the latest news from 
Godalming Museum 
and here for  details of the new Activity Pack

Forthcoming Events

Work and Play 
on the River Wey

 An exhibition at Godalming Museum until Saturday 18th March.  
For more details click here

The Architecture of 
Oxford University

A lecture by Alan Bott, OBE MA FSA.  To be held at Rake Court Milford. Wednesday 15th March

Nature in Stitches

Needlework inspired by nature across the seasons at 
Winkworth Arboretum 
inspired by the 
Stitch and Chatter Group
21st March - 1st April 

Stitch Variations

An exhibition of textiles and tapestries 4th April - 22nd April

Electric Light

An exhibition to celebrate 125 years since Godalming became one of the first towns to have a public electricity supply.  25th April - 8th July

Photographic Club

A wide variety of high quality photographs on a range of subjects.
11th July - 22nd July


There will be more events 
in 2006



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The Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 till 5 in summer, 10 till 4 in winter


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