Heritage Gallery, The
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 Museums services joined together to promote its future and protect it from threats of budget cuts or worse.
One idea to raise the Museums profile 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 21 months over 25,000 visitors were impressed by the displays and over 70 volunteers kept the Gallery. Well worth a visit and the best way to learn what is happening in Surrey Heath.
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 from July onwards. This will be 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.