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Visit the Archives to access thousands of records with the help of friendly staff.

Your Research Needs Answered

Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available onsite five days a week. Whether you are a researcher, a student or a resident with a burning local history question, the archives are yours to use for free.

Hours and Location

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Contact the Archives at 604-502-6459 or

17671 - 56 Avenue
Surrey BC, V3S 1C9

The Surrey Archives building on Highway 10


Benefits of Researching Onsite

Don a pair of archival gloves and delve into the past! Archives staff will streamline your research experience by consulting digitized in-house records and reference files dating back to the late 1800s. While you are here, you may also:  

  • View original records

  • Browse our large reference library collection containing over 1,000 titles focused on local history

  • Listen to recorded interviews with Surrey residents as they reminisce about life, work and play 

  • Leaf through council minutes and newspaper to track local developments

  • Consult the Map Collection, some of which are too large or fragile to be digitized for viewing digitally at home