Runnymede Room - local history gallery

The Runnymede Room

gallery overview

The Runnymede Room gives a brief look back in time to the events and people who have made the Borough what it is today.  There are over 100 objects on display including the Museum’s fine collection of Bronze Age and Iron Age items and old favourites such as the Chertsey Abbey tiles. The 10th century Viking sword, which was found during gravel extracting in the 1980s near Thorpe Park, takes pride of place in the award-winning gallery.


This permanent exhibition includes a computer interactive containing information on over 100 places, people and events associated with the Borough and over 220 photographs of changing Runnymede from the 1860s to the present day.

The exhibition, which was partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, received a Commendation for Excellence in Interpretation in the 2007 Interpret Britain and Ireland Awards.