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Guildford's Quilt - Your Stories Stitched into HistoryHand stitching image

Guildford residents have shared their experience of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in patchwork. The quilt is made up of more than 30 patches. The patches have been embroidered, printed or drawn. Children and adults have added their memories of the pandemic in images and words.

The patches will be on display until 19 March 2022. They will be stitched together to form the new Guildford Quilt.

Location: Guildford Museum
Dates: 23 October 2021 - 19 March 2022 


On the Trail of Guildford's History 

Be a history detective! Search Guildford Museum, Quarry Street and Guildford Castle Grounds to find clues which tell us about the past.

Download the trail. (PDF) [1MB]  

Or pick up a copy from Guildford Museum. We are open Wednesday to Saturday 12noon to 4.30pm. 


Finds identification daysFinds 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. 

Location: Guildford Museum
Dates: Saturday 8 January 2022

Sessions will resume in 2022. Dates to be confirmed. 


Guildford Games Collection ProjectGuildford games blog

We are running a project to collect as many video games made by gaming studios within the borough as we can. These will be added to our permanent collection.

Download the list of games we are collecting. (Excel doc) [19KB]  Do you have any you would like to donate? 

We will also be holding an exhibition in summer 2022. To find out more read our To find out more read our blog. 


The Scullery Playroom Scullery Playroom

A relaxed environment where pre-school children can have fun and develop key skills. Children can learn communication, language, numeracy, gross motor and fine motor skills.

In the Scullery playroom children can:

  • role play with the toy kitchen complete with colourful fabric food
  • make a pizza and lay a table for dinner
  • try washing the Victorian way
  • join in with the traditional nursery rhymes printed on the walls
  • colouring and activity sheets with pencils and crayons
  • relax on a beanbag and read a washing or cooking themed book
  • view our display of old cooking equipment

Children should be supervised in the room.

Location: Guildford Museum