Younger Visitors

Welcome to the Junior Room

The East Surrey Museum has always been popular with children, and throughout its history it has done its best to make younger visitors feel relaxed and at home in a museum environment. It has a dedicated Junior Room devoted to their entertainment and (hopefully) their education, with hands on activities for all ages. There is a small shop with lots of tempting items like real fossils, colouring books, minerals, jewellery, models, and interesting gadgets (parents beware!).

Holiday activities

During school holidays we also hold regular 'activity days' for children of up to about age ten. These are held in the Victorian Room and include crafts, clay modelling, unusual inventions, and other things too numerous to mention. Please note, however, that although the activities are organised by museum volunteers, every child must also be accompanied at all times by a parent or delegated adult. These activities are free, but please drop something in the donations bottle to help cover costs.

Please take a look at the 'What's On' page for the latest activities.

Organised parties

Visits by small school parties, rainbows, brownies, guides, beavers, cubs and scouts are always welcome and can sometimes be arranged outside normal opening hours. But please phone to let us know in advance that you are coming!

Outreach visits

The curator and other volunteers are always happy to consider requests for visits to schools and community groups. Loan boxes and a handling collection are available. Please phone the curator, or drop into the museum, to discuss your ideas.

Young Volunteers

At the museum we are always pleased to see work experience pupils and those on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme. There are also opportunities for individual volunteers, especially those considering a career in museum management, archaeology, or related subjects. For further details please contact the museum.

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