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Museum in Reigate joining in Heritage Open Days
9:00am Sunday 8th September 2013 in Local News
The Holmesdale Natural History Club Museum at 14 Croydon Road, Reigate, will be open on this year's Heritage Open Days on Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15.
The museum will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm both days. 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