frequently asked questions

We are just weeks away from opening our doors once again to the popular annual textiles festival, thread. Now our flagship summer festival, the programme is packed with a stellar exhibitor lineup, a wide range of bookable workshops and an impressive roster of talks from experts in the field. With the big day fast approaching, take a look at our FAQs below…

Advance tickets are still available for £5 until midday, Fri 7 June: Book

facilities & accessibility

Is there a cashpoint on site?

There is no cashpoint at Farnham Maltings. The nearest cashpoint is in Farnham Town Centre, approximately 10 minutes’ walk away. Although most exhibitors will take card payments, it may be helpful to have some cash on you for those who don’t. On entry to the festival, cash payments allow easier and quicker access.

Will I be able to purchase food/ refreshments at thread?

Yes. One of the lovely things about the Farnham Maltings’ festival experience is the opportunity to enjoy the in-house food choices. The Maltings’ Riverside Café will be open throughout the day serving breakfast and lunch. There is also the Foyer Bar where you can pick up a range of snacks and drinks.

How is the festival accessible to those with access requirements? 

With our new and upgraded lift systems, all the rooms used for thread festival are accessible to those with access requirements, including the Barley Room, Tindle Studio and the Great Hall stage. If you would like more information on workshop accessibility, please email or call 01252 745444.

I am a Blue Badge Holder. Where can I park and do I need to pay to park?

We have four designated disabled spaces at the front of the car park, opposite the entrance to the building. If you are Blue Badge holder, you will not have to pay for parking.

parking & transport

The Maltings has its own car park outside the building. For more information on how to arrive by road, please read information for visitors.

Where else can I park if the Maltings’ car park is full?

There are other car parks around the town where you will able to park including Farnham Train Station Car Park, Wagon Yard Car Park and Central Car Park. Most of these are in a 10 minute walking distance from the Maltings.

How easy is it to get to the Maltings by train?

Farnham is approximately 55 minutes from London Waterloo and there are regular services (ranging from half hourly to hourly). The Maltings is a five-minute walk from Farnham Railway Station.

We hope you have a lovely day out at thread 2019!