• Once two storeys high,<br />the stone building has<br />a barrel vault
  • One of the water features enclosing the site
  • One of country's best<br />brick-vaulted ceilings
  • They were used to hold<br />live fish for the table

Woking Palace is a Scheduled Monument in the county of Surrey, which sits on a gravel island beside the River Wey.

English Heritage describe Woking Palace as "of particular importance because of its excellent survival, high diversity, enormous archaeological potential both on the island itself and in the waterlogged moats and particularly because of its historical association with royalty and the amenity value which is afforded by this association."
(Extract from the National Heritage List for England entry for Woking Palace)

The Friends of Woking Palace are helping to preserve its character for the benefit of future generations, and you can help by joining the Friends and ensuring the Palaces's future.

The Friends are involved in a variety of activities, including:

  • We have working parties to keep the copse in good condition
  • Guides are needed to take visitors around the site on Open Days
  • Stewards are needed to be on duty at Open Days
  • We need people to help on the information stands on Open Days
  • Fund raising
  • Helping with publicity
  • Or get in touch and we'll find something for you to do!
  • They are also involved in a new Heritage Lottery Fund project


Special Archaeological Open Day
27th September
Free tour of excavations, stalls,
displays, things to do
More details...
Heritage Open Day
12th - 13th September
Free pre-booked tours only
To book...
Excavations at Woking Palace
7th - 25th September
Excavations at Woking Palace
Excluding Mondays and Tuesdays
Excavating the moated site
7th August, 1-2pm, The Lightbox
A talk by Rob Poulton
Free, but please book To book...
2015 Open Days
May Open Day report
Music, displays and good weather
Read about the day!
May Open Days
16-17th May, 11-5pm
Woking Palace - music/tours/displays
Download PDF for details
Local Research Forum Report Back
7th March meeting 2-4pm
Read more..

Download PDF for details
Events Calendar
Events for 2015
Read more..
Heritage Lottery project
Woking Palace is receiving funding for a three year project. Read more..
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T : +44 (0)7722 299026 E : info@woking-palace.org
Registered Charity no. 1100852