Heritage Open Days
Guildford's Heritage Open Days has one of the biggest number of activities and events in the UK, giving visitors the opportunity to explore Guildford's fantastic architecture and culture.
For the first time in the history of Heritage Open Days, nationally the festival in 2019 will be running for ten consecutive days - 13 to 22 September - with organisers choosing when to open and participate. The festival in Guildford is sponsored by Sanlam and will be held from 13 to 15 September with an additional event on Thursday 19 September with a talk on George Abbot and the Almshouses of Guildford - an archivist's view hosted by The Guildford Society and The West Surrey Area Arts Society.
In 2018 nationally the biggest hubs (by number of events registered in 2018 with the national organisers) were Norwich (206), Oxford (124), Sheffield (114), Gloucester (113) and Leeds (106).
Guildford had 91 events during the festival, which puts us in eighth place, compared to all town and cities in England. This is a fantastic achievement considering that the other places featured on the list are cities!
Ouris now available to download. You will also be able to collect a copy from Guildford Tourist Information Centre in the High Street from approximately mid August.
You can also view an online event directory which is published via the national organisers of Heritage Open Days.
Why not find out more about Effingham and download a copy of theand also which provides an opportunity to explore the area.
About Heritage Open Days
The event is coordinated locally by Guildford Borough Council, The Guildford Society and the Guildford Town Guides.
How you can get involved
If you own a property or represent an organisation within the borough and would like to get involved in future Heritage Open Days, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively if you would like to volunteer to help steward participating properties, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.