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The Lightbox

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Address: Chobham Road, Woking GU21 4AA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1483 737800
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Today
10:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lightbox gallery and museum is one of the most fun and exciting...

The Lightbox gallery and museum is one of the most fun and exciting cultural spaces in the South East. Three galleries host a range of exhibitions from contemporary art to nationally famous artists which change regularly. The building is also home to the interactive museum 'Woking's Story', a canal-side Cafe and a unique Gift Shop. Venue hire is available and the building is fully accessible.

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A Gem In The Heart Of Woking

Woking is not culturally sublime but the Lightbox is. A signature building, which houses Galleries, Displays and Events, is an oasis right in the centre of town. The staff are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Woking is not culturally sublime but the Lightbox is. A signature building, which houses Galleries, Displays and Events, is an oasis right in the centre of town. The staff are very friendly and helpful and it is worth a visit - even going out of your way!

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Thank Michael B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only discovered this place in the last couple of years, but have since been back several times, with my teenage daughter, once with a friend's primary-aged children, and a couple of times to meet friends for a light lunch, catch-up over a cup of tea and a browse around the galleries and shop. Exhibitions change regularly so it's worth... More 

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Thank EileenT63
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been driving through Woking for years past this place without realising what it was. With a couple of hours to spend in Woking centre, we decided to see what the Lightbox was. And what an unexpected delight! There's the Woking Museum full of truly interesting and not too ancient history includes displays about Brookwood Cemetery (utterly fascinating) as well... More 

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Thank David B
Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to see the Henry Moore and The Ingram Collection exhibtions, which were both very good. We bought an annual pass for £5 as we will probably return

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Thank Bill-in-Surrey
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building, great cafe and shop, very friendly staff. The exhibitions are always well set up.

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Thank ver01999
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is an odd piece of architecture: it sits on an uncomfortably narrow piece of land, but makes the best of what it's got. The various exhibitions (which change regularly), and the permanent displays, cover both the history of the local are, and local arts, and outside considerations in the arts. Worth a visit.

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Thank Ian K
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Built on a very difficult site next to the town centre and WWF the museum is a must to visit and a haven of sanity once the shopping experience of central Woking has done its best to tire you out. With regular exhibitions and a great cafe/restaurant it belies it's definition as a museum. Not stuffy and whispering is not... More 

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Thank john t
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Although the main gallery was closed ( in preparation for an upcoming Henry Moore show ), the upper gallery had a small, but excellent exhibition devoted to the Camden Town Group of artists ( Sickert, Gilman, Gore etc ) with paintings on loan from Leeds City Art Gallery. Nice selection of snacks and drinks in the cafe and a shop... More 

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Thank simon r
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Sometimes we visit to see an exhibition, sometimes to go to the monthly comedy night, and sometimes just for a lovely coffee and a snack. The service is very good, the prices are as well, and the snacks are varied and very tasty. Comfortable, light and cheerful, different from the norm, and in a great setting by the canal and... More 

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Thank Russ L
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

nice staff and a pretty cheap entry aswell! however you can buy a membership which can give you free access all year round! the Damien hurst exhibit was showing when i went and that was pretty good. Its mainly about the history of woking (the town where its located) and exhibits showing statistics and stuff of woking. pretty cool and... More 

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