Celebrate local history at Woking Palace this weekend

06 May 2014

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The Friends of Woking Palace are opening Woking Palace to visitors between 11am and 5pm on 10 and 11 May, as part of celebrating Local and Community History Month.

There will be the chance to learn about the ancient art of beekeeping from the Palace's own Beekeeper and about the flora and fauna on the site from Surrey Wildlife Trust. This is a great opportunity for members of the public to enjoy the site in its beautiful riverside setting.

Volunteer guides will lead tours around the eight acre moated site (last tour at 4pm) and visitors will be able to see various displays showing the development of this highly important site in Medieval and Tudor times.

You will also be able to find out more about the Heritage Lottery Funded grant awarded to Friends of Woking Palace last year to carry out a very exciting three year project called "Woking Palace and its Park" - including a wide range of community activities throughout each year and this season's excavation from 10 to 26 September 2014.

So come along and learn more about the local and natural history of your local heritage and the opportunities you have to take part in this year's activities.

On both days there will also be free guided walk to Woking Palace via the historic areas of Old Woking, starting from St Peters Church at 2pm. Please phone 07722 299026 to book a place.

Please note that there is no car parking at Woking Palace - access is by foot and cycle. Free parking is available in the centre of Old Woking and the route to the site (approx one mile) will be well signed during the weekend.

Further information can be obtained from 07722 299026 or the website www.woking-palace.org

Please call this same number for information regarding access for those with disabilities.