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.

Friends also have :-

  • Free admission to the College
  • Newsletters
  • Events including a “Friend’s” Carol Service
  • Discounts on :
    • Tickets for musical events, talks and other events at the College
    • Hiring the public rooms for meetings, receptions and presentations.

 Membership is £10 individual or £15 joint annually payable on 1st June

 Friends can volunteer their services to help with events thoughout the year and also we have a work party on the last Friday of each month to help with garden maintenance and general indoor tasks such as sorting the archives or cleaning ietms

Needless to say subscriptions by themselves are most welcome!

Friends may also be interested in becoming a guide


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.

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

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