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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful and quiet place in deepest Surrey

Watt’s Gallery is a great place for quiet contemplation and viewing beautiful art. George Watts was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
Touching the creative

This place is growing in popularity with young and mature families alike, especially during school... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop. Stroll to the...more
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Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
+44 1483 810235
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Watt’s Gallery is a great place for quiet contemplation and viewing beautiful art. George Watts was a Victorian artist, hailed as the Michaelangelo of his time. Ironically, the gallery is built around George Watts’ work. The real masterpiece is Watts Chapel (just down the road...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is growing in popularity with young and mature families alike, especially during school holidays and half term breaks. My son and I visited for half a day to participate in various activities and events - crafts, drawing, story time, etc. He enjoyed it...More

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not what I like to see in the art context. Almost all are portraits and rather wimpish examples of females striking attitudes. I was surprised when a visitor of mine also did not like them. In fact the gallery became something of a joke during...More

Thank heatholi
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This attraction is split over two sites - the "village" of several buildings and Watts' house & studio (Limnerslease), which is a bit of a walk away up a hill. Both are included in the price and the two car parks are free. We visited...More

Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 31 May 2018

If you want a gentle day out at an art gallery you can do a lot worse than the Watts Gallery. It is a comparatively small gallery, but well worth the visit. The style of art on display won't suit everyone's taste. Watts' long career...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

A great day out for family and friends.....maybe not in half term in future. We had a coffee before going into the main exhibition which us sporting some recent lends from other galleries. The pre Raphelites was engaging. Mostly Burne Jones. Great volunteers who talked...More

Thank Kkkaaabbb
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We have been fairly regular visitors here over the years for lunch and afternoon tea, often as not with friends. When two of us called in for lunch one day we knew what we wanted to order. After waiting what seemed like ages I went...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 26 May 2018

My wife and I paid a first visit to the Gallery yesterday and now wish we had not waited for so long. The temporary exhibitions (Richard Bawden, Chloe Cheese) and the Cecil French bequest of Pre-Raphaelite paintings were most pleasing, and we enjoyed the lunchtime...More

Thank Googly2010
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times and never tire of the place. The chapel is beautiful and the artwork stunning. To top all of that a visit is not complete without a trip to the coffee shop ( don’t go if you are on...More

Thank cateymary
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had been in 2016 but decided to re-visit with friends from America, who had never heard of Watts and the Pre-Raphaelites, so were fascinated. There is quite an amount to see here, so it is worth spending several hours and include lunch in the...More

Thank Ian C
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Jasmine S
29 December 2017|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jasmine I would go into Guildford for a better choice or the Seahorse is great just outside. Sorry for late reply- hope this helps.
Steve B
21 September 2017|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
About an hour should be good.
20 January 2017|
Response from MarketingAssistant | Property representative |
Hello There are so many great places to stay in Guildford which has a direct bus route to the Artists' Village. Take a look at the Visit Surrey website for the best places to stay in the local area. Best wishes