• Society excavation at Abinger July 2017
  • Abinger Research Centre
  • SIHG images


We are the foremost charity supporting the study of the archaeology and history of the county of Surrey. We hold regular lectures and conferences, as well as publishing annual Collections and a regular Bulletin.

Find out more about us here.


Abinger Research Centre closure 20 March 2020

With immediate effect (20th March 2020) our Research Centre at Abinger Hammer, incorporating our Library and registered office,  will be closed until further notice, due to the Coronavirus situation.

When normal conditions resume, a further notice will be posted here.

Shining a Light Conference on 9 May is CANCELLED 15 March 2020

Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to cancel this conference and hopefully re-book it for May 2021.

Please see the event entry in the events list for details of refunds.

Poverty local history conference 21st March is CANCELLED 14 March 2020

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we have decided to cancel the local history conference on Poverty scheduled for 21st March.

Please see the entry for the event on the Events page for further details of refunds if you have already booked.


The Society has the best specialist archaeological library in the county, and holds a valuable archive of Surrey material.



The Society has several Special Interest Groups, specialising in certain periods or areas.


The Society publishes several regular journals as well as books about Surrey archaeology and history.


The Society encourages research into the history and archaeology of Surrey.