Godalming Museum

Live near Godalming?
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It's Summer (!) 

Museum now open 10 till 5

Resource Library 1 till 4

Current and forthcoming Exhibitions and events

For a flavour of Godalming's long and rich history see
The Town

Resources for Schools!
Godalming Museum Educational Services

How to Find Us
Map and Directions

How to Contact Us
Contact the Museum

Links to Our History and Other Sites
History Links

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Have you seen the Godalming Museum Newsletter?


At Your Service

The volunteer staff will be pleased t o answer your questions and to serve you with a cup of tea in the exhibition gallery

In the shop you will find many publications about the Godalming area and attractive gifts to suit every taste and pocket

Admission is free but donations are greatly welcomed 

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Views of the High Street
Godalming can lay claim to a world first!! Godalming High Street became the first in the world to install electric street lighting on November 12th 1881.
lightsmall This engraving shows the High Street, the market house on the far left and the building on the right of the picture behind the street light is  the location of the Godalming museum .
And here is the same street today, hardly changed, except for the cars. High_Street_new
proclomation edward small Looking the other way up the high Street, this was the view during the Proclamation of King Edward VII, 31st Jan 1901, by the mayor Alderman Charles Burgess in the town centre market place.
.. and again in the town market place, for the Proclamation of King George V on 12th May 1910 by the mayor Alexander Munro . proclomation small

                                                                    Web site last updated 02/10/2004