Shah Jahan Mosque
The Shah Jahan Mosque is now Grade 1 listed (2018) by Historic England. Described by the Pevsner Architectural Guides as ‘extraordinarily dignified’, this building is the first purpose-built mosque in Britain. Completed in 1889, and designed by Victorian architect, W.L. Chambers, its green and white dome is one of Woking’s landmarks.
Visitors can admire the restored tiles that decorate its entrance and explore the Arabic calligraphy decoration on the interior. Informal tours of the mosque will be available, including prayer time, along with an Islamic and historical exhibition.
Event Details: A guided tour around the mosque and grounds will be offered to visitors, along with light refreshments. As the mosque is a place of worship, visitors are humbly requested to dress modestly in the mosque and grounds.
Date: Saturday 21 September
Time: 12 noon - 5pm
Address: Oriental Road, Woking GU22 7BA
Directions: Eastern end of Oriental Road in Woking, approximately one mile from the railway station (found between Woking Homes and Lyon Retail Park).
Facilities: Toilets, parking and refreshments available.
Accessibility: There are some steps, but visitors can still enjoy the exterior of the building.