Toggle menu

Guildford House Gallery

About Guildford House

Guildford House is a fascinating 17th century Grade 1 Listed town house in the High Street.

Guildford House Gallery Exterior

The house is home to Guildford House Gallery. It is a changing exhibition space offering a varied programme of art and craft shows. It is holds events and activities.

Also within Guildford House is a craft gift shop and the Tourist Information Centre.


Visiting Guildford House

Opening times

Guildford House Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm (last entry to galleries 4pm).

Guildford Tourist Information Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.

The Craft Shop is open from 10am until 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. The shop is located in the Brew House and sells a range of unique gifts and crafts.

During exhibition changeovers there may be times when some rooms are not open to the public. You can check if any rooms are closed. Call our Tourist Information team on 01483 444333, during opening hours.


Free entry

Getting here 

155 High Street

We are located opposite Sainsbury's on the High Street. 

For information on planning your journey by bus, coach or train visit the National Traveline website. (opens new window)

Access information 

Guildford House Access Guide (PDF) [18KB]


What's on at Guildford House Gallery

Enjoy our art collection, programme of displays by local and regional artists as well as touring exhibitions. We also have a programme of events and activities for all ages. We're open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4.30pm (last entry to the galleries 4pm).

Surrey Photographic Association Biennial Exhibition

two fish hanging by their tails facing a surface with 3 lemons on it. 1 lemon is cut in half.

The popular Surrey Photographic Association Biennial Exhibition returns to Guildford House Gallery this Spring.
Enjoy stunning images from the best work of camera clubs and individual SPA members in Surrey and beyond.

Dates: Saturday 6 to Saturday 27 April 2024
Free entry
Image credit: Mackerel and Lemons, Wendy Akers LRPS CPAGB.



Rainbow Squares - Embroiderers' Guild

A display of embroidery in dazzling full colour. A gloriously colourful celebration of embroidery stitches and designs made by members of the Embroiderers' Guild.

The display features hangings made up of individual four-inch embroidered squares, arranged by colour for full rainbow effect.

Dates: Saturday 11 May until Saturday 15 June

Curtis Holder: Portraits of Brotherhood

Curtis Holder

This exhibition will feature a selection of figurative drawings showing intimate portrayals of Black men. They're rendered in vibrant coloured pencil on paper. Curtis' works offer a view of his subjects, exploring identity, masculinity and emotion.

Dates: Saturday 6 July until Saturday 28 September


Finds Identification Sessions

Finds Officer Simon Maslin

Have you come across an interesting archaeological object while out walking or using a metal detector? Bring your find to our Finds Identification Sessions, and find out more about it. Our Surrey Finds Liaison Officer, Simon Maslin will take a look.

Dates: Second Saturday of the month. 
Times: 10am - 12noon

Free entry




View our Borough Art Collection online

You can view our online record of the Borough Art Collection, with information on the artists and the artworks.

We will be adding to the database, and would like to hear from anyone who has information on any of the artists or works in our collection.

In some cases, we have additional information on the artists, which is not included in this database, and we welcome research enquiries.

We are only able to include images of work if we have the permission of the copyright holder and so some of the images are not featured if we have been unable to trace them.

View the Borough Art Collection online

Online exhibitions

Discover Guildford's history from home with our online exhibitions. 

Georgian women online exhibition

Georgian Women Portraits by John Russell 

Guildford Borough Council's Heritage Service holds over 35 original works by John Russell, including 19 female portraits. This online display features all the female portraits. 

View the Georgian Women exhibition (opens new window)

Guildford Streets 
Guildford Streets exhibition

Dip into Guildford Heritage Service's collection of photographs of Guildford taken over 100 years ago. 

View the Guildford Streets exhibition (opens new window)