There are four exhibition rooms where we use our own collection for displays, and sometimes host exhibitions from community groups. Younger visitors often like to use the museum trail.
The Junior Room
The Junior Room is always popular (the grown-ups like it too!), with loads of things to do as well as look at. There are a variety of things to play with, surprise boxes and a World War II exhibition. The contents of the Junior Room are varied from time to time.
The John Bushby Room
The John Bushby Room (room 4) contains a permanent exhibition about the development of our area from earliest times. It contains sections on Geology and fossils, Stone Ages, Bronze and Iron Ages, the Romans in East Surrey, an Anglo-Saxon corner, medieval times and modern history. A great deal of information is packed into the available space, so you may wish to be selective. Quiz sheets are available. The Stone age exhibit features an original painting by Eileen Bushby showing Stone Age children helping their parents with the tasks of daily life.
Exhibitions in rooms 1 and 2
Rooms 1 and 2 and the corridor have exhibitions which change regularly. The museum has far too many objects in store to show them all at once.
- Room One -
Chelsham Roman villa display Caterham's Railway - in 1856 and the Victorian period.
- Room Two -
Caterham before and after the coming of the railway in 1856. This looks at the huge changes in Caterham in the 1850's and 1860's through a study of the 1851 and 1861 censuses.
|Displays of Victorian bottles and clay pipes, and other Victorian artefacts.|