Guildford House Facilities & Exhibitions

Unless specifically mentioned, all exhibitions and events are held at:

    Guildford House

    155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ


 ( For full details of events click on Events-Guildford-House-Gallery 


Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions

at the Guildford House Gallery


George Abbot's Gift to Guildford    28 September to 26 October.    Free admission.


On the 400th anniversary of the founding of Abbot's Hospital on the High Street, this exhibition looks at George Abbot the man, and the wonderful Alms House he gave to Guildford. The Alms House is still a home for town residents today.

The exhibition will show some of the treasures of Abbot's Hospital that are not usually displayed to the public. It will also trace the history of life as a resident.



The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019

16 November 2019 to 2 January 2020. Free admission.


The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is now in its 32nd year and continues to celebrate and reward excellence and originality in the medium of watercolour. It remains the largest and most prestigious showcase of contemporary watercolour painting in the UK.

We are delighted to be showing the exhibition once again at Guildford House Gallery.



Coffee Time Talks

Informal talks with a cup of coffee and biscuit. 10.30am arrival and refreshments. Talks start at 11.00am and last for about 50 minutes. Talks are free but booking is essential.

Tel: 01483 444753 or email


7th November 2019 - The V1 bomb that fell on Abinger Common


5th December 2019 - Discover more about the Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition.









Cafe & Craft Shop

At the back of the House, reached by descending the stairs, is a charming secluded courtyard and the Brew House.  The Gallery Café has seating both indoors in the House itself and outside in the courtyard, where there is a heated marquee. The ground floor of the Brew House is occupied by the Gallery Craft Shop, which supports local craftspeople and offers a range of handmade craft items and a variety of fine cards.