Welcome to The Guildford Institute

Our community hub is open to all, with a termly programme of activities on offer including courses, talks, visits and events. We also host many community groups and our building is home to counselling and therapy services, a vegetarian and vegan café and a historic Library and Archive.

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Browse our Summer Brochure

Take a look at our digital summer brochure, jam-packed with more than 75 events to choose from! Each activity links directly to its website event, making it easy for you to book. You can also browse the Summer Term 2024 tab on our What’s On page.

Stitch & Sip

Love crafting? Come along to Stitch & Sip where you can learn and share skills with likeminded people, while enjoying a hot drink. Please bring along any projects you’re working on.

Our friendly group meets on alternate Fridays in V Café, 2pm – 4pm. Upcoming date: 31 May.

About Us

Since 1834 The Guildford Institute has been working for and with the local community. Today our enthusiastic Board of Trustees and staff team work alongside a dedicated group of volunteers to ensure the Institute continues to make a difference.

The Guildford Institute Building


V Café provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients. 

V Cafe at The Guildford Institute

Room Hire

Competitive room hire available within our centrally-located Grade II listed building.

Room Hire at The Guildford Institute

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Become a Member

Enquire about Room Hire

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Make a Donation 

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