Designed by Marks Barfield Architects and opened to the public on 15 September, 2007, The Lightbox has some of the most exciting gallery spaces in the South East.
Three stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly. These include contemporary art from local and nationally famous artists, and loans from major museums and galleries in the UK and overseas.
The building is also home to Woking's Story, an interactive museum of the town's history. Here you can listen to people's memories of life in Woking and watch historic films. If you're visiting with children (or with your parents!) you'll find plenty to keep them occupied. There are lots of hands-on activities and interactive displays.
In addition to the changing exhibitions and displays, The Lightbox runs an extensive education and events programme, meaning there is always something different to experience.
A visit can be completed with a delicious meal or coffee at the canal-side cafe, or browsing for that special gift in the gift shop which stocks a wide range of beautiful gifts including handmade work by local designer-makers.
The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA
Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey's past and present, so that they can tell the story of the county and its people to future generations. You can use these fascinating materials in our supervised search room where staff are on hand to assist your research.
A vast treasury of irreplaceable records of Surrey's proud past have been brought together at the Surrey History Centre in Woking, in a building designed to provide the highest standards of conservation for present and future generations to enjoy.