Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
What’s really fascinating about Guildford House Gallery is its address; the 17th century Grade 1 listed town house on the High Street in Guildford was built in 1660 and like most buildings of that age it’s seen a lot of uses over the years. The latest is providing a home to the Borough’s Art Collection and hosting temporary exhibitions. It doesn’t cost anything to go and have a look round and tell you what, if you like history you’ll find it fascinating. There are some wonderful pieces of antique furniture, fine plaster ceilings, a curious Painted Closet, and perhaps the star attraction, an impressive oak and elm staircase. It’s hard to believe that beneath layers and layers of paint were ornately carved Tudor roses and acanthus! In the courtyard at the back of the house there's a cafe, a tranquil setting for tea and light lunches amongst the gardens and container plants.
Open: Mon-Sat 10.00am-4.45pm Sun 11.00am-4.00pm
T: 01483 444751 All information correct at the time of writing