Godalming Museum

Godalming Museum

Open to the public

Museum or gallery in Surrey

22 artworks

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Godalming Museum is in a medieval building, just opposite the Pepperpot or Old Town Hall, at the junction of the High Street and Church Street. Godalming Museum has been telling the story of the town and the surrounding area since 1921. We collect art for its local history interest – views of Godalming and the nearby villages and countryside, portraits of people associated with the area and the work of local artists, both amateur and professional. Artist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll lived at Munstead and her paintings of 'Thomas in the Character of Puss in Boots' and 'The Sun of Venice Going to Sea' (after Turner) are on display. Another highlight is a portrait by Ellis Martin of Jack Phillips, Chief Telegraphist on the Titanic, who was born in Farncombe. A portrait of T. H. Huxley by John Collier appears to be a smaller version of a painting in the National Portrait Gallery, painted by the artist in later life.

109a High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ England


01483 426510

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am–5pm (4pm in winter). The Local Studies Library is open 1pm–4pm; entry is free. Not all the Godalming Museum pictures are on display. If you are visiting to see particular paintings, please contact the museum first so that we can arrange for you to see any which may be in store.