Contact The Guildford Institute

A social and educational community hub in the heart of Guildford

Opening Times

The Institute is generally open to users from Monday to Friday 9am to 9.45pm (sometimes later) and at least 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays.

Office Hours

Office Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

The Library

The Library is open Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The Restaurant

The Restaurant opens 10:30am to 2:00pm Monday to Saturday during term time.

The Institute closes completely from Maundy Thursday until the Wednesday after Easter and from Christmas Eve to New Years’ Day (inclusive).

Getting Here

We are a 10 minute walk from the railway station and less than 5 minutes from the bus station.  Buses 3, 8, 10, 25, 34, 36, 37, 100, 300, 462/3, 478/9 and 515 all stop directly outside or opposite the Institute.


Unfortunately there is no designated parking at the Guildford Institute.  There are however, several public car parks nearby offering a range of short and long-term parking options.  Limited pay & display spaces are available in Ward Street offering 1/2 hour parking and unrestricted blue badge parking.  Please note: Parking bays on North Street do not operate on Fridays or at the weekend.