Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
Museum Library and Archives
Open to the public on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 16.00


This collection of approximately 2300 items is comprised of local, regional, national and international maps of all types including topographical, geological, transport, land use and relief models.

We hold copies of Saxton’s 16th century maps of Hampshire, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Middlesex and Norden and Speed’s 17th century maps of Surrey and Sussex. Our oldest original maps date back to the 18th century and include William Morley’s 1722 map of Haslemere outlining owners and occupiers. Henry Cotes produced maps of Haslemere in the late 18th century and our extensive map archive depicts developments in the town right up until the 21st century.

We hold some Tythe maps, including the Tythe Commissioners map of Haslemere Parish dated 1842 with Apportionment and some 19th century Tythe maps for Lurgashall and Chiddingfold. We also care for some local estate maps such as 18th century maps of Chase Farm and Church Farm and 19th century maps of the Lythe Hill Estate, Haslemere, Surrey.

We hold many geological maps, with our oldest dating back to the 1840s and 1850s depicting the geology and mineralogy of England and parts of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France. We also hold Geological Maps of Scotland, England and Wales from the 1890s mapped by the eminent geologist Sir Archibald Geikie.

Our Ordnance Survey maps date back to the 19th century and cover local areas in detail (Surrey, Sussex West, Hampshire, Haslemere, Hindhead, Shottermill, Witley, Grayswood, Lynchmere Areas) and national surveys.

We also hold maps of British rail and canal networks dating back to the 19th century.