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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Long overdue visit - worth waiting for!

Lived around 5 miles away for 20 years and embarrassed to say this was my first visit and couldn’t... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Guildford, United Kingdom
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This is a great place to visit. We have been a number of times to visit various temporary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 yesterday via mobile

Lived around 5 miles away for 20 years and embarrassed to say this was my first visit and couldn’t have been more impressed - really helped by the many knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. The gallery was fantastic - we go to many stately homes and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit. We have been a number of times to visit various temporary exhibitions as well as the main collection and it never disappoints. You get a real insight into both Watts and his wife's art and life together. Her...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this gallery at the weekend. Haven’t been since the studio was opened and it was lovely to see what had been done there. Shop has some lovely gifts in too. Only slight fly in the ointment was that we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Watts Gallery has been refurbished, it's now a truly national-treasure. There's such a wonderful backstory behind Frederick & his wife Mary - bringing the Victorian era to light. They also go the extra mile to add additional exhibitors through the year + a wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Casper G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see if you like art or want to feel the nature of the arts & crafts / pre rafaelite movement. Highlights: exhibition of Christina Rossetti writings and brother Gabriel's artwork; Watts Gallery paintings; Chapel (wow!); Watts' house Limnerslease and the extremely informative and helpful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G W
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

The Watts Gallery and connected venues are in a beautiful rural area and the site maintained to a very high standard. I thought the ticket price was a bit steep for a very small exhibition space and with such a small special exhibition area it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gurgledurb
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I have visited Watts Gallery many times and it has grown over this period from Gallery and Chapel to the Artist Village. There is the permanent collection of GF Watts, which is worthwhile in itself, as well as excellent temporary exhibitions in the Gallery. Also,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaugherSurrey
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I visited this delightful gallery on a lovely Autumn day. The art works are both beautiful and unusual. The gift shop is excellent and a visit to Watts chapel is a must.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sueflowe48
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Started out in the tea rooms of course, not cheap but great food which did prove to be value for money.Then a walk to the chapel, oh my goodness I have never seen anything like it before, incredible, this women had an imagination which very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Perek24
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Watts gallery is in a beautiful setting on the north downs way. The gallery is well laid out with information cards about all the paintings. Watts sculptures are also very interesting. The staff are also very knowledgeable. The chapel is 350 metres from the gallery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jasmine S
29 December 2017|
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Response from grahams590 | 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 grahams590 | 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