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Surrey Archives

The 1912 Hall in the fall

Address and Contact Information

17671 - 56 Avenue (in the 1912 Municipal Hall)
Surrey BC, Canada  V3S 1C9
Phone: 604-502-6459  
Email: archives@surrey.ca

Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

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Surrey's Stories at Your Fingertips

Explore Surrey's past through photographs and documents at the Surrey Archives. Fully accessible in the designated heritage 1912 Municipal Hall, friendly and knowledgable staff are here to assist. You can also conduct your search remotely with the Surrey Archives and Museums Online Access database.

Using the Archives

Reference staff are available in person, by phone or email at the contact information listed above. When visiting, please only bring pencils as pens risk damaging archival records.

The Surrey Archives can make photocopies and digital scans of records for you subject to restrictions. Some records are restricted under legislation, such as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Information and Protection Act and the Copyright Act. Photocopying will not be permitted if records are in extremely fragile condition. Reference Staff will advise you of alternatives to photocopying. When ordering a reproduction (image, oral history, etc.), the patron does not acquire copyright. It is the patron's responsibility to abide Copyright Law.

Archival records are unique and irreplaceable. Researchers are not permitted to enter storage areas and must view records in the presence of City staff. A Reference Enquiry Form must be completed with your name and contact information before records are brought to you. This form helps us monitor and preserve the items in our collection.

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Archives Collection

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Public Programs at the Surrey Archives

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The Surrey Archives building

Surrey Archives School Programs

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Outreach Presentations

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Surrey Archives & Museums Online Access

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Digital Exhibits at Surrey Archives

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Surrey Archives Donations

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1912 Hall at the turn of the century

About the Surrey Archives Building

Find out more about the history of the 1912 Municipal Hall, where the Surrey Archives makes its home.