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Christmas Day in The Workhouse
Christmas Day in The Workhouse

Venue: The Spike Heritage Centre, Warren Road, Guildford GU1 3JH
Date: Saturday 25 December 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 12:00 
Tickets: Adults - £12.00. Senior (65+) - £10.00. Child (16 and under) - £8.00
Online booking subject to a 5% booking fee per ticket (capped at £5 per transaction)

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. If you require a disabled ticket and have specific access requirements please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444333 or email

Note: There are two tours lasting for one hour each, starting at 10.30 and 11.00.

Do something different on Christmas Day Morning 2021 and come for a tour of the Guildford Spike, one of the few remaining New Poor Law buildings to survive and this one is in Guildford.  Have a guided tour and sense the sounds and smells of the Casual Ward, find out what it must have been like to be an Edwardian casual worker, tramp or vagrant on Christmas Day.
Your hour will be followed with complimentary refreshments of mulled wine, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and mince pies with a chance to chat with your fellow visitors and tour guide.


  • Charlotteville Jublilee Trust present
  • Please meet in outside waiting area by the Heritage Centre. The cells were never heated, the tour is authentic, please dress warmly. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Accessibility: All areas are accessible to disabled visitors. Facilities for hearing impaired visitors. Onsite parking and dedicated disable parking available. Onsite toilets available. Dogs accepted.

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