What’s on at The Guildford Institute

Our termly programme includes a range of activities, such as courses, talks and events. We offer affordable room hire and we’re home to a vegetarian and vegan café and a historic Library and Archive.

Coronavirus Update

We have now made the difficult decision to cancel all Guildford Institute activities starting from Saturday 21 March until the end of May. We will be contacting all attendees regarding these cancelled events as soon as possible.

The Institute’s Library and Archive is now closed until further notice. If you have books that will soon become overdue, please do not worry about returning them at this time. V Café is now closed until further notice.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding during these uncertain times and the office team look forward to welcoming you back to the Guildford Institute when our activities resume. We will be updating our website on a regular basis, so please check here to view all the latest news and updates.

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For more information or to enrol on Tammy’s What is Abstract Painting? class, please see the Upcoming Events section below.

Upcoming Events


Summer Term 2020

What Is Abstract Painting? - GI 19 679


Summer Term 2020


Parham House and Gardens, Pulborough (V089)

Jul 9 Thursday
Parham House and Gardens

Special Events

Summer Term 2020

Punch and Judy (E057)

Jul 15 Wednesday

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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