To mark 170 years since its establishment, Brookwood Cemetery will host a celebratory event with walking tours of the cemetery on Surrey Day, Saturday 7 May 2022.
The event will feature information displays and members of the Brookwood Cemetery Society will be available to answer questions about the cemetery and help locate graves on the site.
Guided walks of the site will include an introduction to the cemetery and a look inside some of the mausoleums and at the beautiful wildlife.
The event will also mark 30 years of the Brookwood Cemetery Society.
Established through an Act of Parliament in 1852, Brookwood Cemetery (apart from the northern section) opened to the public on 13 November 1854 when the first burials took place. The cemetery is a Grade I listed park and garden and, at 220 acres, is one of the largest cemeteries in Western Europe.
As part of the ongoing restoration of Brookwood Cemetery, in 2021 Woking Borough Council remediated 7,000 cubic metres of contaminated land within the cemetery to create a beautiful new burial site and wetland area. This will accommodate 480 new burial plots, primarily for use in Muslim burials.