Social and working history

The social history collection mostly consists of 19th and 20th century domestic objects including cooking and washing equipment, costume and textiles and household effects.

The working history is represented by objects from trade and industry, including 17th century trading tokens, pipe maker's equipment and models from British Aerospace of Hawker jets and monoplanes.

There is also a collection of civic objects including Thames Watermen's coats, trophies, plaques, truncheons, rattles and handcuffs from a debtor's prison. Items of military history relate to the local regiment, The East Surreys.