Surrey Heath Museum Exhibition: Don't Take Chances - Go to Francis


Thursday, 10 August, 2017

The latest exhibition at Surrey Heath Museum is an insight into the work of celebrated local photographer Ron Francis.

It features examples of the work he produced over six decades; capturing on film local businesses, street scenes, famous visits, RMA events and family occasions. 

The Ron Francis collection of negatives was donated to Surrey Heath Museum in the 1990s.  A programme cataloguing the collection is ongoing (with the help of U3A and The Arts Society volunteers) to enable use of the images in exhibitions and Surrey Heath Museum calendars.

This exhibition is on until 2 September at Surrey Heath Museum, Knoll Road and The Heritage Gallery in Obelisk Way. Details of a trail between the two venues featuring the shops and streets of Camberley's past can be found at each location.

Alongside the Ron Francis exhibition, the museum also has a display of cameras dating back over 100 years, to complement the photographs.

The 'Take Ten' exhibition is also still on display at the museum, featuring 10 people from different countries who have made the Surrey Heath area their home - from New Zealand, India, Barbados, Spain, Portugal, Nepal and many more.

Finally - the museum is gauging opinion and consulting with the community on the current service and how the future heritage provision should be shaped. Please let us have your views as we are 'Your Heritage'. You can email comments to, visit the website ( to complete the consultation questionnaire, or come in for a chat on any of our consultation days (check the website for details).

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Surrey Heath Museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, with free admission.