The Heritage Gallery
Surrey Heath Museum is a little gem, but it has not always received the support it should either from the public or the Borough Council, so the Action Group decided to do something about it. Over 40 like-minded cultural, heritage and art groups that use the Surrey Heath Museum's services joined together to promote its future and protect it from threats of budget cuts or worse.
One idea to raise the profile of the Museum and demonstrate public support was to create The Heritage Gallery. Help from the Council and the Mall Management has enabled us to produce a striking show case for the Museum and all its supporting societies and clubs, bringing the essence and importance of these activities to the people of the Borough. In our first 21 months over 25,000 visitors were impressed by displays and over 70 volunteers kept the Gallery. It was subsequently closed for 18 months.
In January 2013 the Mayor, Councillor Bruce Mansell, formally re-opened the Gallery at 31 Obelisk Way in the Mall in Camberley. The Gallery continues to provide a fascinating exhibition, well worth a visit and the best way to learn what is happening in Surrey Heath. In September 2014 we welcomed our 10,000th visitor to our new location which was celebrated with the presentation of a shopping voucher donated by the Mall Management to the lucky 'winner' by our Mayor, Counsellor Bob Paton.
The Heritage Gallery and its supporters have become a Local Learning Club with the intention of producing a programme of activities to take place at the Gallery. For the present time our principal activity is the now familiar weekly 'Thursday Lunchtime Talk' presented by a variety of guest and volunteer speakers on a whole range of subjects The talks are advertised on the Local Learning Club website which we share and other supporting websites, including those of Surrey Heath Museum Action Group and Surrey Heath Local History Club.
The Gallery opens from 11am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
33 Oelisk Way The Mall