Museum Collections

we hold a collection of around 20,000 objects relating to Farnham and its surrounding area

A display case showing artifacts of The Stuarts and information about Farnham castle.

The basis of the museum collection is social history material found in, produced in, or closely associated with, Farnham and its surrounding villages. These collections are divided broadly into the areas of Archaeology, Archives, Fine Art, Textiles and Social History.

Our collections are at the core of the Museum’s programme of activities, exhibitions, school sessions and loan box service within and outside the Museum building. The museum also uses its collections to provide opportunities for lifelong learning for locals, visitors and researchers from all over the world.

object donations

Due to restoration work being carried out to the front façade of our building, we will have limited access to our collections. Therefore, we have made the decision to place a temporary pause on acquiring new items until after the project is completed. This will be reviewed in autumn 2025.

Any unsolicited items for donation will not be accepted, and drop-offs without an appointment will not be considered. In very limited cases, exceptions may be made for objects of significant historical importance.

If you still wish for your objects to be considered, please contact Enquiries will be evaluated within 28 days.
research enquiries

Due to restoration project being carried out to the front façade of our building, a large majority of our collection will be inaccessible for public research. Therefore, we are unable to support research requests or provide access to our collections and archives for the duration of the project. This will be reviewed in autumn 2025.

Self-guided visits to the local studies library are welcome, which is open to visitors during normal museum opening hours.