The Guildford Heritage Forum brings together groups and individuals to share information, discuss local heritage issues and, when necessary, speak with one voice.
In particular we are following the Guildford Museum Project due for completion towards the middle of the next decade. Members also organise the annual Heritage Open Weekend each September in conjunction with Guildford Borough Council.
Guildford has a rich history, fine heritage attractions and many active amenity groups. What it lacks is a way of bringing all these groups together. The intention is for the new museum to act as a hub for the town’s heritage but it won’t exist for several years. So in the meantime the GHF is the nearest we can get.
Groups and individuals participating in the forum include the/ Surrey Archaeological Society, The Guildford Society, Friends of Guildford Museum, the Guildford Town Guides, local historians, teachers, museum specialists, architects and many more.
A small group of us founded the forum in 2015 at a time when our heritage was under threat from all angles. A devastating fire had just destroyed Clandon House. Guildford Museum was facing closure. Developers were at the door wanting to build high rise buildings in the town and swallow up the Green Belt. The need to understand what makes Guildford special had never been more accute.
We meet when we can and share ideas and information. The forum has no formal structure. All are welcome to join our mailing list and attend any of our events. We simply believe that to do justice to the future we must do justice to the past
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