Visits & Tours

Abbot's Hospital offers a range of opportunities to ensure that as many people as possible enjoy this splendid building.

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Just want a Brief View?

Come and look at our world from just inside the Main Gates. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Saturday 9am to 12pm.

Weekday Tours - May to September

These tours are available at 11am from May to September on Thursdays and Fridays.

No need to book, simply turn up and wait outside Abbot's Hospital main entrance for your guide!

Visitors are able to see the COMMON HALL, originally used as a sitting and dining area by the residents and the CHAPEL, with its superb stained glass windows.

Tours last about 45 to 50 minutes.

For 2019 the first Weekly Tour will commence at 11 am on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The last Weekly Tour in 2019 will be on Friday 27th September 2019.

£5 per person, under 16s free of charge.

Saturday Tours - once a month

We also have a Saturday tour once a month. For 2019 the designated Saturdays for an 11am tour are on 18th May, 8th June and 13th July. There is no Saturday tour in August. In September the Saturday tour date is 14th September, which is Heritage Saturday.

Group Tours

These must be booked in advance but can be arranged Monday to Friday (and, with plenty of notice, sometimes Saturday) at any time during the year. Group Tours can be tailored to particular interests and can offer an opportunity to see areas of the Hospital not available during Weekday Tours or Open Days.

Please contact Michael McKechnie, at master@abbotshospital.org or on 01483 455591, to discuss availability.

£6 per person (minimum 6 people).

Schools Visits

We are delighted to welcome schools to Abbot's Hospital and have tours suitable for pupils of different ages.

No charge is normally made for educational visits.

Visiting Abbot's Hospital

Open Days and Special Events

Several times a year we run special events and activities. These often involve special 17th Century guests and current residents. For further information see News/Events.

Heritage Days 2019

The Guildford Heritage Days 2019 will be on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019. On those days Abbot's Hospital will be conducting tours as follows:

Tours (maximum 20 per tour):

  • Thursday 12th September 2019: 11 am and 12 noon
  • Friday 13th September 2019: 11 am and 12 Noon
  • Saturday 14th September 2019: every 15 minutes from 10 am. Last tour 3.45 pm (a total of 22 tours with a maximum of 20 persons per tour) . The final tour will finish at 4 pm

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