Online Heritage Tools
Surrey’s archival and artifact collections are at your fingertips.
Online Heritage Search
Browse more than 100,000 archival photos, maps, documents and oral histories, as well as more than 5,000 Surrey-based artifacts. View popular searches, bookmark your own searches and even filter by date range.
Surrey Time Lapse
Connect Surrey Archives’ historic images to modern day locations. Divided by town centres, this tool provides a unique 'then and now' experience. Below is a photo of two cars driving on the left side of the road through Green Timbers in 1920. New photos are added often so check back regularly.
1949 Aerial Map
See a 1949 aerial shot from anywhere in Surrey. Add layers to customize your tour with present day references, such as transportation routes, property lots and more. This tool only works on desktop. Created in partnership by the City Engineering Department's GIS team and the Surrey Archives.