Friends & Guides

By becoming a Friend of Sackville College you can help in a variety of ways.


The College is an Almshouse in a unique Grade 1 listed building (1609). The College opens to the public for guided tours from mid June to mid September. Also during the year a number of events are held such as opening at the East Grinstead May Fair. The College receives no government funding, so contributions from visitors are very important. The Guides are all volunteers.
By becoming a Friend of Sackville College you can help in a variety of ways: helping on the days the College is open, for example on the gate or selling souvenirs, welcoming visitors and assisting our team of volunteer guides. Needless to say subscriptions by themselves are most welcome!

More information for Current Friends

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Guides at Sackville College take our visitor round on guided tours during our summer opening times and groups at other times of the year. Guides volunteer to be on duty on afternoons which suit them.

New guides are given comprehensive notes and accompany experienced guides while learning about the College and its history.

Alternatively, you could become one of our band of helpers who provide refreshments when group tours take place and on Open Days.

Please email us for more information; we would love to hear from you:

Becoming a Friend

By becoming a Friend you also have:-

  • Free admission to the College
  • Newsletters
  • Friends’ Events including carol service
  • Discounts on tickets for certain College events
  • Hiring the public rooms for meetings, receptions and presentations.
  • The use of the College Chapel for Weddings
  • The use of the College Gardens for outside events.

Membership of Sackville College Friends is £10 per year or £15 for joint membership. If you would like to become a member please download and complete the Membership Application and return it to the address shown or bring it into the College.

Friends may also be interested in becoming a guide, please see below.

If you would like more information about becoming a Friend of Sackville College, please contact us. 

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