The Spike Heritage Centre

Warren Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3JH

51.23598,-0.55764

About

Update from The Spike - We can operate tours every day but booking is essential, groups of up to 5 in a bubble and at a cost of £35 and we recommend that you phone to book on 01483 598420 

This is no stately home, no priceless work of art but the most innovative and exciting on-going heritage project, the Vagrants and Casual Ward of the Guildford Union Workhouse. The Spike will always have a very real and personal story to tell.

It's 1906 the Guildford Union Workhouse looms over the town foretelling the fate that will befall the idle poor, those who fall sick, become lame or feeble of mind; it is to the workhouse they must go but for those who can yet earn a crust - the able-bodied beggar - the spike awaits for he deserves no award for his wicked idleness nor she, with her child, for her open stupidity.

Fascinating tours last about 1 hours 20 minutes including a short film. Refreshments are offered during the tour. Call for more information.

Take a virtual tour of The Spike Here https://youtu.be/PWcTLPtUOCQ

 

Facilities

All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
Demonstrations Given
Dogs Accepted
Educational Visits Accepted
Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
Facility for service dogs
Guide Dogs Permitted
Guided Tours Available for Groups
Guided Tours Available for Individuals
In town/city centre
Indoor Attraction
Marketed Towards Children
Marketed Towards Families
Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
On site parking
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
Toilets
Wheelchair user accessible