Pickering Friends Meeting House is a Grade 2 listed building dating from 1793. It has always been owned by the Society of Friends (Quakers) and the building stands near to Pickering's Norman castle on the North side of the town with a vantage point looking over the town and steam railway. It is heated via an air source heat pump which provides a comfortable all-year temperature. There are three rooms available for hire. There is a regular use of the building by a range and variety of community groups.The building also has a beautiful garden which is well-known for its sense of peace and stillness. Conditions of hire request no smoking on the premises and no alcohol in the building or garden. The building is open each day from 8.00am to 9.30pm, sometimes later depending on groups hiring the building. The simplicity, attractiveness and serenity of the venue makes it suitable for spiritual retreats or Quiet Days.