New Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre Plans Unveiled

The Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre (currently closed) has unveiled plans for a new museum. Dorking Museum is a subsidiary of Dorking And District Preservation Society.

Dorking Museum displays a variety of historical artefacts, minerals, natural history specimens, chalk fossils, oil and water colour paintings. A collection of books, maps, photographs, documents and other records are available for consultation and research by visitors.

Dorking Museum’s collection of paintings reflects the beautiful countryside which attracted artists to the area, and comprises the work of professional and amateur artists who have lived and worked in the area. Professional artists with their pupils would take up residence in the summer, returning to their London studios in the winter months. The collection of oil paintings began soon after the Second War World when the idea of the museum was first proposed and paintings began to be stored in cellars and attics all over town.

Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre
The Old Foundry
62 West Street
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1BS
Tel: 01306 876591
www.dorkingmuseum.co.uk

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