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Reigate natural history museum to hold another free open day
The Holmesdale Natural History Club Museum at 14 Croydon Road, Reigate, will hold another free open day on Saturday, August 10.
The public will be welcome to see the museum's collections and special displays for the open day, highlighting new acquisitions, local history research, natural history and the activities of the Junior Club.
The museum will be open to the public from 2pm to 4.30pm, with free admission. The museum will also be open on the Heritage Open Days – Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15 - from 10am to 4pm. Holmesdale Natural History Club, which was founded in 1857, is a charity which exists to promote the study of natural history, local history, archaeology and geology in and around Reigate. It has an extensive library and museum collections, with some specimens collected in the 18th century. These include a large collection of stuffed birds, herbarium specimens, including material collected by James Brewer for the first Flora of Surrey, which was published by the club in 1863, local history and archaeological collections. Lectures given by visiting speakers or club members are arranged on the third Wednesday of the month (except December and August) in the museum lecture room. For more details visit the club's website at: www.hnhc.co.uk