Guided Walks - Booking Essential

The Soc
iety operates the only official Company-approved guided walks around the cemetery, with all donations going towards restorations.

The Society was founded in 1992, and our volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and have many years' experience of the cemetery and its history.

Please contact us if you would like to join our happy band.

For all Guided Tour enquires please contact

Please do not contact  the Brookwood Cemetery office

Please Note Walk Starting Times.
March - August..................2.00pm
September - November......1.00pm

Sunday 3rd March 2024 - 2pm

Introductory walk North side – 2pm
Highlighting the early burials and opening of the cemetery
Led by Barry Devonshire
We will take you to explore the former nonconformist section, that has burials from many different beliefs and from diverse backgrounds.

Introductory walk South side - 2pm
Led by Jon Leech
A general Walk in the South Cemetery. Jon will tell you about the history of the cemetery and show you his choice of people who chose Brookwood as their final resting place. With the unique feature of the railway funerals.

Symbolism North side - 2pm
Led by Alison Vince
Join Alison to learn about the meanings of some of the wonderful designs on the many varied headstones in the North Cemetery

Sunday 7th April 2024 - 2pm

Introductory walk South side - 2pm
Led by Alison Leech
A Walk in the South Cemetery telling you the history of the cemetery, formerly the Anglican Section. Alison Will show you her choice of interesting monuments, and people who chose Brookwood as their final resting place.

Mausoleum Walk - 2pm
Led by Jon Leech
Jon will lead this walk to visit and maybe view inside some of the many wonderfully designed and not so wonderfully designed Mausoleums in the grounds of the Cemetery, including ‘The Jewel in the Crown. You will also hear about the families who commissioned them and their stories.

Actors Acre - 2pm
Led by Kim
Kim Will tell you the true story of how Brookwood was chosen for the burials of many Victorian actors and actresses and the happy and sometimes tragic stories of some of the people buried there.

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Bookings Essential

Average group size 15 to 20 people depending on bookings

BOOKING MAY BE DONE BY EMAIL ~ or mobile 07714 289375



We meet at the Society Lodge adjacent to the Cemetery Office.

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There is a separate entrance to the Glades, with its own lay-by, off Cemetery Pales.

Parking is available inside the entrance.

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available at the Society Lodge

We ask for a donation when booking
All the money raised from the donations goes towards Society restoration projects.

Brookwood Cemetery is near Woking, Surrey. It is adjacent to the A322 Guildford - Bagshot Road (Junction 3 off the M3). The entrance to the Cemetery is off Cemetery Pales, a road joining the A322 near the Brookwood cross-roads. See our location map. The postcode is GU24 0BL.

If you want to arrange your own walk through the cemetery you must get permission from Brookwood Cemetery to do so and there may be fee

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For Travel information see getting to Brookwood



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Getting to Brookwood
Monthly Guided Tours
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How to Join
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The Cemetery Railway
Necropolis Notables
Military Cemeteries
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Mausoleum Door Gates

Past Restorations

Arthur Melville Grave
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This site was last updated 20-02-24 © The Brookwood Cemetery Society