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WHERE TO FIND US

The Spike
Warren Road
Guildford
Surrey  GU1 3JH


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WHY NOT COME AND VISIT THE SPIKE HERITAGE CENTRE?
You will be visiting the Vagrants and Casuals Ward of the Guildford Union Workhouse.  Depending on your level of interest a longer tour will involve Poor Law history from the dissolution of the monasteries, with the shorter tour giving mostly details on the 1834 Poor Laws.  A stroll around the estate before or after your tour will reveal other Poor Law Union buildings.

The Spike Tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and includes a 17 minute video.  After the tour you can visit the cells and listen to recordings of characters that might have stayed there.  Also you will be able to visit our exhibition which traces the workhouse infirmary into its NHS heyday in the late 1960s, the exhibition includes information on its use during the last two world wars.

Individuals and groups of less than 10 please come for one of our regular guided tours either on Tuesdays or Saturdays form from 10:00 - 16:00 (last tour starts at 15:30).  There is no need to book but please contact us in the Winter months to check that we are open.

 

GROUPS and SCHOOLS

Schools and larger groups are welcome at other times by arrangement.  Evening tours for adult groups are recommended!

 

COST

4.50 for Adults, 3.50 children and concessions.

For group visits we can also offer tea, coffee and biscuits after the tour for an additional 1.00.

Costumed tours and enactments are also possible - please contact us for cost.

Educational visits are charged at 5 per student (no charge for teachers but minimum 20 students) and include a tour and at least one workshop.

 

ROOM HIRE

Our Education Suite is available for private hire.  Please get in touch.  For booking other rooms in the Community Centre and Undercroft please go here

 

BOOKING

Please contact John Redpath on 01483 598420 or

email john.redpath @ charlotteville.co.uk

 

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