Guildford House

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Coordinates: 51°14′10″N 0°34′16″W / 51.236°N 0.571°W / 51.236; -0.571 Guildford House is a historic house at 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Built in 1660, it is currently a municipal museum and art gallery. The house is a grade I listed building and has many original features including a carved staircase, panelled rooms, decorative plaster ceilings and wrought iron window fittings.

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The house contains some of Guildford borough's art collection including the world's largest public collection of pastel portraits by Guildford-born artist, John Russell, RA (1745–1806). Guildford House hosts changing exhibitions throughout the year. In June 2009 Guildford House, along with Guildford Museum, Guildford's Guildhall and Guildford Castle were brought together and run collectively as 'Guildford Heritage'.

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