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 with children (and grown-ups too!), with plenty of things to do and interesting things to look at. There are all sorts of things to play with, surprise boxes and exhibitions which change constantly.
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, the Stone Age, 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
Room 1 (into which you first enter) and the Victorian Room (Room 2) house exhibitions which change regularly, the museum having far too many objects in storage to show them all at once.
The Victorian Room also has displays of Victorian bottles and clay pipes, along with other Victorian artefacts. Room 1 currently has a central display of old household items, many of them for culinary use, together with an original Goblin Teasmade.