Secret Agent Hub - On now until Saturday 6th July

Family friendly activities to practise your spy skills including sending secret messages, disguising yourself

and designing a camouflage outfit for a parachuting secret agent!

From a Garrison to a Garden- On now until Saturday 14th September

Discover stories of Guildford Castle. From Norman fortress, to surviving medieval tower surrounded by glorious gardens. Find out what it was used for, including a garrison, royal palace, and prison.
The exhibition tells the story of the Castle Gardens too, with a crafted garden at the centre of the display.

Drop in to design and create your own flower bed or craft individual flowers and add to our installation.

Secret Agent Hub Competition! - on now until Saturday 22nd June

Can you design an everyday object which conceals something a secret agent would need?
Hand your design into our Welcome Desk to be in with a chance of winning a spy or secret agent themed book or a book token. Prizes donated by the Secret World War 2 Learning Network. T&Cs apply.

Drop-in during opening hours to design your object.

A Tale of Two Torches - from Saturday 20th July – ongoing

A display of memorabilia belonging to Austin Playfoot who carried the Olympic torch through Surrey in

the run up to the 1948 and 2012 games. Included in the display are the torches that Austin carried.

Olympics Craft and Storytime Family Fun! - Thursday 25th July 10.30am until 11.15am

Join in the fun of the Olympics with stories and the chance to make an Olympic relay torch.
Drop-in session, suitable for ages 2+.
Free, donations welcome.

This event will also take place at Guildford Library on Tuesday 6 August

Relaxed opening and Olympic Torch Craft Activity- Thursday 1st August 10.30am until 11.30am

For our first relaxed opening, come and enjoy the museum outside of normal opening hours. You’ll have a chance to hold a London Olympics relay torch from either 1948 or 2012 and to make your own Olympic torch to take home in a fun craft activity. Relaxed openings are aimed at families with children who have an autism spectrum condition or any other sensory needs.
Free, donations welcome.

To book or for more information please email [email protected] or phone 01483 444751

Olympic Torch Family Fun!- Thursday 1 August and Saturday 17 August 12.30pm until 2.30pm

Hold Olympic history in your hands! Visit the display A Tale of Two Torches to hold one of Austin Playfoot’s Olympic relay torches from 1948 or 2012 and take a selfie!
You can also make your own Olympic torch to take home in a fun craft activity.
Drop-in session, suitable for ages 5+.

Free, donations welcome.

Be a Knight Family Fun! -Wednesday 21 August

12.30pm until 2.30pm Inspired by our display From a Garrison to a Garden, make a knights helmet and a shield decorated with your own coat of arms. What symbols will you choose to represent your family in your coat of arms?
Drop-in session, suitable for ages 5+.

Free, donations welcome.


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