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Our collection of over 40,000 objects tells the story of the borough throughout the past 15,000 years. The collection consists of a wide range of material including archaeology, art, costume, geology, natural history, numismatics, photography and social history.

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Below you can explore our featured collections, take an in-depth look at some highlighted objects, and explore the different object categories in more detail.

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Walton Dentistry

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Robert Taylor Pritchett (1828-1907)

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Roman Elmbridge

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19th and 20th century jewellery

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Swimming in Elmbridge

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Cobham mourning ring (17th century)

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Thames Ditton Bronze Foundry

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Hadley Spectacles

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UK-India Year of Culture 2017

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The Changing Domestic

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Victorian Children

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Miss Ethel Harting (1870-1942)

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The Wrens of Oxshott

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Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennet (1785-1861)

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Elmbridge at the Seaside

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Ethel Harting's watercolours

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Compact Mirror

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Oval Gold Locket

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Robert Taylor Pritchett sketch

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Fanny Kemble's Apocrypha

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The Duchess' Pet

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Silk Brocade Pompadour Shoes

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The Duchess of York's Dog Collar

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National Registration Act card

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White Suede Gloves

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Surgical Spectacles

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Tudor Ointment Jar

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