Background of the Museum
The building seen above was for many years the local National Westminster Bank situated in Ripley High Street near the entrance to the Green. Following its closure it was given to Send and Ripley History Society subject to its removal from the site.
Under the direction of John Slatford ably assisted by Derek Bromley, Ted Goldup, and many others this was achieved and moved in one piece to its present position near Ripley Village Hall on 25/26th April 1992. Following a period of minor repairs and redecoration, the Send and Ripley History Society Museum, was officially declared open on Saturday afternoon, 25th September 1993 by Lord Forte of Ripley.
In the courtyard of the village hall.
Send & Ripley Local History Museum
High Street,Ripley, Woking,Surrey
Saturday mornings: 10am-12.30pm throughout the year (Check bank holiday opening times).
Also open on 3rd Sunday of each month, to coincide with Ripley Antiques Fair in the Village Hall.
What is on display?
To find out about the latest exhibition, please click here:CURRENT EXHIBITION
On display among other things are numerous artifacts; a few geological specimens (with local connections) and a WW2 locally made air-raid shelter and a selection of old photographs. There is also a members’ library for reference purposes.
Always welcome are donations of items, which have local connections and add to and help preserve our local heritage. Themed exhibitions are also arranged from time to time.
Ripley Bank becomes museum.
The former NatWest bank in Ripley Surrey is moved to a new site to be converted into a local history museum for the Send & Ripley History Society.