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The Guildhall

High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA

A Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument, 1550, with later alterations and additions. Formerly a court and council chamber. Important façade added 1683 by public subscription. Access to the building includes the balcony overlooking the High Street.
Saturday - A variety of activities will be taking place throughout the day to celebrate Heritage Open Days, including those listed below:
Find out why the Mayor of the town appealed for calm during the First World War. Discover the roles played by some women of our town and surprising details of life at this time by meeting our re-enactor at intervals throughout Saturday.
Tales of the Town
Cindylou Turner-Taylor, professional storyteller, will intrigue and beguile you with the hidden tales of Guildford Town; stories of Kings and Royal Palaces, brutal executions, a mysterious gang of cloaked philanthropists, a small child lost in time, a miracle or two and so, so much more. Cindylou has been telling stories for over 30 years and has told in story telling clubs, in schools and universities, to community groups, with private companies and even in Cathedrals. Parents are advised some stories have adult themes and are suitable for children 12+.

Opening Times

  • Thursday 7 September: 1000-1300
  • Friday 8 September: 1000-1300
  • Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600 Storytelling: 1400 - 1430 and then 1440 - 1510

Booking Details

No booking required


The nearest disabled toilets are located in Tunsgate.

Additional information

Refreshments available from 1030-1600 on Saturday provided by St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Group. Please note that entry fee applies on Sunday 11am - 5pm as part of the seasonal opening. Adult £2, child £1. www.twitter.com/guildford_s www.facebook.com/VisitGuildford



Organised by

Guildford Borough Council, Guildford Society and Guildford Town Guides

Date last modified: 15th June 2017 at 14:15