Join 500 local people and become a Member of The Guildford Institute. Membership saves you money and is extremely affordable. Enjoy benefits including discounts on courses, events and in the restaurant, alongside exclusive borrowing rights in our Library and access to member-only events. 

Gift Memberships

We also offer Gift Memberships, the perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities. Click here to find out more.

The benefits include:

Discount on Institute courses, visits and events

Windows on the World Talks

Priority booking for Window on the World talks

V Cafe

Members Mondays’ – 10% discount in V Café on Mondays

Exclusive borrowing rights in the Institute Library

10% discount on room hire

Access to member-only events

Free entry to a selection of clubs

Discount on archive research fees


Bi-annual members’ newsletter

Guildford Institute updates via email

Waiting List

Priority on waiting lists for all Institute activities

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Termly members’ coffee morning


Our memberships run for a full calendar year from the date of purchase.

Single Membership

1 Full Year


One Year Only

Joint Membership

1 Full Year


One Year Only

Single life Membership

£ 580.00

Joint life Membership

£ 900.00

Gift Aid

Gift Aid allows us to claim tax back from the Government on your membership subscription. Gift Aid significantly increases The Guildford Institute’s income each year. If you would like to fill in a Gift Aid form online, please click here.

Alternatively download the form below and either email the completed form to or post it to: The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH.

Membership of The Guildford Institute has proved to be nothing short of delightful. Where else can you find sociability, excellent and reasonably-priced courses, memorable trips, a high standard of weekly talks, a fascinating library and a tempting Café ? All available to the general public, but only membership gives you discounts, borrowing rights, a magazine and regular updates. We have been members since before The Institute re-claimed its independence in 2008, and will continue to be so, with the greatest pleasure, as it goes from strength to strength.

Steph and Neil Chambers