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About this site

The Guildford Heritage Forum consists of heritage groups, ex-museum professionals, historians, archaeologists, living history specialists, teachers and enthusiasts.

Our aim is to encourage the celebration of our town's heritage and demonstrate that it can:

  • Raise the profile of the town
  • Benefit the town through tourism, education and quality of life
  • Contribute to a sense of identity

We formed in 2015 when the future of Guildford Museum was in doubt. Responding to public interest a review commissioned Guildford Borough Council decided to invest in the museum. There are plans for:

  • A Cafe
  • New entrance from Castle Grounds
  • New gallery and exhibitions

However, we are told it is going to take a very long time and there is always a risk that circumstances will change and the project will never be completed.

Our aim is therefore to keep the issue in the public eye by promoting the celebration of our local heritage.

There is a small group of us which meets to discuss issues. Emails are sent out every month or so to everyone and many people reply with helpful comments.

More Information

We agreed the following aims at a meeting on 22nd June 2016 

  • The Guildford Heritage Forum is, as the name suggests, a forum i.e. gathering of different groups interested in the museum who aim to work together
  • There is no formal constituion or committee
  • Individuals are free to share their views via the Site Owner (Gavin Morgan). Their views might not necessarily reflect everyone  on the group.
  • Occasionally we will issue a joint statement which does have the widespread support of everyone on the Forum Mailing List
  • We aim to engage with the Heritage Team and influence the future development of the  Museum 
  • We will monitor the work of the museum development team, share its thinking with GHF and feed ideas back
  • We wish to create a programme of supporting, publicity, events, projects and fundraising to increase public engagement and support across the community

If you wish to join us please sign up to our mailing list or email me directly at the address below.

Gavin Morgan

Guildford Heritage Forum (email: guildfordheritageforum@gmail.com)