Activities

Volunteering

You could volunteer to be one of the stewards at the Medieval Undercroft that is located under a shop in Guildford High Street. This is open on Saturdays and Wednesday from May to September each year. The Undercroft attracts a steady stream of passers-by who are intrigued by what is hidden beneath their feet. Most are astonished by the magnificent arched roof and the carved faces dating from the 13th century. The medieval clothes of the shopkeeper and the money counter based on roman numerals offer plenty to discuss and explain. Download the Undercroft volunteer leaflet for information on how to volunteer. 

There are other opportunities to take part in the Inspired by Alice Day in August each year and the Xmas at the Castle Day in December. 

 Exhibition visits

As a member, you will be invited to see new exhibitions at Guildford Museum, with an introduction to the exhibits by museum staff. 

In addition, from time to time, we arrange for museum staff to show us items chosen from the museum store that are not normally on public display. 

Outings and talks

If you are interested in local and national history, you will enjoy the events and talks organised throughout the year. Typically, the programme includes talks and a few outings to places of historic interest in the vicinity of Guildford, The Events page lists the forthcoming events at the present time. 

Funding support 

Raising funding to support the museum is a fundamental aim of the Friends of Guildford Museum. For example, one of the succesful funding projects in the past was to equip the Victorian Schoolroom with appropriate desks and class room equipment. These days, the Schoolroom is in constant demand by school's groups, allowing children to immerse themselves in school life in the Victorian era. In 2021, we funded the purchase of a Collections Management System to replace the museum's outdated cataloguing system. In 2022, we are delighted to provide part of the funding for an exhibition about the Video and Electronic Games industries in Guildford.