Friday August 28, 2015

What's On in and around Dorking

Events

Today to 25 Sep 2015 - by distance

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Heritage Open Day: Young children (accompanied by an adult) can enjoy the story of local hero and Pilgrim Father, William Mullins and other local stories. View more details - Telling Tales at Dorking library
7 St. Martins Walk, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1UT
Fri 11 Sep

Heritage Open Day: St Martin’s Church (shared Anglican/Methodist) was designed by Henry Woodyer. The 200 ft spire, completed in 1877, is visible for miles around. To illustrate this year’s Mole Valley theme, the church will be... View more details - St Martin's Shared Church
Church Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1DW
Thu 10 Sep to Sun 13 Sep

Heritage Open Day: The Harvest of Bygone Ages. Dorking United Reformed Church can trace it’s history in the town back over more than three and a half centuries, and considering the general theme of ’words and music’ for Heritage... View more details - Dorking United Reformed Church
53 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BS
Thu 10 Sep to Sun 13 Sep

Heritage Open Day: The Museum will feature exhibits on writers and composers who lived in Dorking (George Meredith, Fanny Burney, Ralph Vaughan Williams), those who wrote whilst staying here (Benjamin Disraeli) and those who have set scenes from... View more details - Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre
The Old Foundry, 62 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BS
Thu 10 Sep to Sat 12 Sep

Following the success of Dorking 1914, this is the second in our series of special exhibitions commemorating the centenary of the Great War with a focus on the Home Front. Dorking 1915 highlights Dorking’s transformation into a garrison town and... View more details - Dorking 1915: 
WW1 Home Front 
exhibition
Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre The Old Foundry 62 West Street Dorking Surrey RH4 1BS
Thu 10 Sep to Wed 30 Sep

Heritage Open Day: A walk around literary and musical Dorking in the footsteps of Vaughan Williams, Longfellow, Disraeli, Defoe, Dickens, Laurence Olivier and Jane Austen. Walk the settings of the Pickwick Papers, Jane Austen’s The Watsons,... View more details - Words and Music - a guided walk around Dorking
Dorking Museum, Unit 1, 62 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BS
Sat 12 Sep and Sun 13 Sep

Dorking’s South Street Caves are open for individual tours for Heritage Open Days. Take a trip into history – deep underground. Dorking’s caves were excavated primarily for storage of wine. The main parts of the caves were excavated in the late... View more details - Dorking South 
Street Caves Tours
Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre The Old Foundry 62 West Street Dorking Surrey RH4 1BS
Sat 12 Sep

For Heritage Open Days, a guided walk through the town centre and backstreets of Dorking, visiting sites connected with the writers and composers who have lived and worked in the town, or based their work on the town. Amongst others the walk will... View more details - Words and Music - 
Dorking's musical and literary heritage:  a guided walk in the town centre.
Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre The Old Foundry 62 West Street Dorking Surrey RH4 1BS
Sat 12 Sep and Sun 13 Sep

September’s Family Activity at Dorking Museum is our ever-popular look at local dinosaurs. Come and see a dinosaur footprint and a massive Iguanadon tail. Sort dinosaurs into meat eaters and plant eaters and discover how we know from the... View more details - Dorking Museum
Family Activity Saturday: Local Dinosaurs
Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre The Old Foundry 62 West Street Dorking Surrey RH4 1BS
Sat 19 Sep

Heritage Open Day: A talk by independent historian Richard Grieves taking a look at the representation of Leith Hill tower in art and literature, its role in peace and war and influence on monument-making in Surrey. The tower is 250 years old this... View more details - Leith Hill Tower: Surrey's celebrated landmark in peace and war
Oddfellows Hall, High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QT
Sat 12 Sep

Heritage Open Day: See inside the Oddfellows Hall (built in 1894) and learn about the history of the Oddfellows Friendly Society, which has been running since 1810. View more details - Oddfellows Hall
Oddfellows Hall, 270 High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QT
Sun 13 Sep

Heritage Open Day: The Fuller’s family, Dorking’s oldest retailers, are celebration 123 years in Dorking. An exhibition in their South Street shop will show rarely seen photos from the family archives of Dorking daily working life and... View more details - Dorking Life from the Fuller's Family Album
Fullers, 28-30 South Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2HQ
Thu 10 Sep to Sun 13 Sep

Heritage Open Day: Three Quakers went to visit the Marne and Meuse areas of France this year, on a treasure hunt. Bim, the father of a Dorking Quaker, spent the Great War helping civilian victims in France to reconstruct their lives - could we find... View more details - 'Thank you Bim' - War Victims Relief work in France - 110 years on.
Friends Meeting House, South Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2LE
Thu 10 Sep to Sat 12 Sep

Heritage Open Day: Local historian Allan Brigham leads a gentle walk around Rose Hill, the first housing estate in Dorking, built for the new Victorian middle classes. Pass under a mock Tudor archway to find houses surrounding an oval paddock grazed... View more details - Under the Archway - Rose Hill and the Victorian Middle Class
Meet outside Friends Meeting House, Butter Hill, South Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2LE
Sun 13 Sep

Heritage Open Day: West Street is one of Dorking’s most historic streets with a fine mix of local businesses and some traditional shopfronts. It is particularly noted for its antique shops. It houses the Dorking museum and the recently... View more details - Historic Walk Down West Street
Chantecleer Antiques, 48 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BU
Thu 10 Sep to Sun 13 Sep



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