Dear Teacher,

The Spike in Guildford has been open for school visits since 2009 and we have become very popular at KS2 and KS3 levels with many schools coming back year after year.

Many consider the Spike a place where only history is studied and nowadays that often needs to be local history.  The Spike offers far more than this as we hope to show you here.  Look at the links below to give you a clearer idea of how you can use the Spike for many curriculum activities and tasks.

At its core are the New Poor Laws, a subject that has fascinated children for many years, we welcome your comments to see how we can help make our very special building integrate with your core subjects.

John Redpath

General Manager
Charlotteville Jubilee Trust Ltd.

More than just Hard Labour!


The Spike Heritage Centre