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Guildford House Gallery

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).

Town Tales: Guildford's Iconic Buildings

Stoneham Olive - 752 - Great Quarry Warwicks Bench
Dates: 8 July to 14 October
Times: Available during opening hours

Free entry

A partner exhibition, 'Weyside Stories: the River Wey in Guildford' will open at Guildford Museum from 1 July.

These two exhibitions can be enjoyed separately. Together they present an introduction to some of Guildford well known historic buildings, and stories of the River Wey and it's significance to the town it runs through.  

Image: Great Quarry, Warwick's Bench by Olive Stoneham

Town Tales activity sheets

Dates: 8 July to 14 October
Times: During opening hours

Free entry

Suitable for ages 6 and above.

Bring your children to see pictures of some of Guildford's most famous buildings. Pick up an activity sheet to accompany our exhibition.

Drop-in, no need to book

Town Tales guided exhibition tour(part of our Coffee Time Talks programme)

Date: Thursday 5 October
Times: 10.30am for coffee, 11am for the guided tour (approx. 50 minutes)

Lynn Szygenda, from our Heritage Team, will guide you round the Town Tales exhibition. You'll look at iconic images and artifacts in the display.

This is a guided walking tour around the exhibition - access to the galleries is via stairs.

The exhibition tour is free. Pre-book your place by emailing or call 01483 444751.

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 (next session 14 October 2023 to be confirmed)
Times: 10am - 12noon

Free entry

Guildford House Open Exhibition

Dates: Saturday 25 November 2023 to Saturday 6 January 2024
Times: available during opening hours

Free entry

In partnership with Parker Harris Contemporary Visual Arts Specialists. (opens new window)

This exhibition is the culmination of the Guildford House Open Competition. (opens new window) This new annual art competition and exhibition will highlight outstanding artistic talent. Showcasing the best in contemporary art, the works on display can include:

  • paintings
  • sculpture
  • drawing
  • photography
  • moving image
  • textiles
  • print
  • mixed media

Artists have until 5pm on Tuesday 3 October to submit their entry to Guildford House Open Competition.

Submit your entry to Guildford House Open Competition (opens new window)

Panel of judges includes:

  • Hayam El-Sayad (oil painter)
  • Tabish Khan (London art critic)
  • Will Nash (sculptor)
  • Lynn Szygenda (from our Heritage Service team)