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 Spring Brochure

Check out at our spring brochure, jam-packed with 80 activities to choose from! Browse events through our digital brochure which includes links to each of our activities, making it easy for you to book. Or you can browse the Spring Term 2024 tab on our What’s On page.

Window on the World talks

Love learning new things? Join us for our Window on the World talks, which explore a variety of subjects on weekday afternoons! This term, topics range from celebrating the season of spring, to learning about sustainable floristry, and exploring the story behind Henry Howard Earl of Surrey. Find out more.

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.

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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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