The Guildhall in Guildford continues to be used for ceremonial Council events and has on display the Council's collection of plate and ceremonial objects, including a sixteenth-century sword and two maces, dating to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which are still carried during civic processions.
The hall itself is Elizabethan, on the site of an earlier Guildhall. The building was extended in 1589, for a visit by Elizabeth I. In 1683 an internal upper floor was added, as well as the famous clock projecting over the High Street.
For many years the Guildhall was Guildford’s main courthouse, and the accused dock still stands, complete with sign extolling the jury to 'Be Just and Fear Not'.
This location is open to the public
High Street, Guildford, Surrey, England, GU1 3AA
If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, check with the location first. Paintings can be moved at short notice