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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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A gorgeous place to visit.

My daughter and I visited this delightful gallery on a lovely Autumn day. The art works are both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jindabyne, Australia
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Super day out

Started out in the tea rooms of course, not cheap but great food which did prove to be value for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashford, 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 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Perek24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable family atmosphere. Wonderful choice of old fashioned comfort food. We had hot chocolate, crumpets and tea cakes. Really busy over the school holidays. Reasonably priced. Good parking. Friendly service.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see his work and learn about both Watts lives. An interesting exhibition also of a Victorian artist who lived in an institution. The de Morgan tiles were worth a look. There was also art for sale in the floribunda exhibition for pretty reasonable...More

Thank SQ01273
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Fascinating stories of Fredrick Watts and his wife Mary told in their Arts and Crafts house. Well worth the £5.50 I paid. Excellent tea and cake at the café afterwards too!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from the ‘Make Festival’ at Watts Gallery and it was fantastic and amazing value for families. My children (aged 3-9) tried screen printing, clay tile design, made their own musical instruments and joined a ‘junk orchestra’ and we barely touched the...More

Thank Cartersandkids
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is well worth a visit. G. F. Watts and his second wife created this place and there are many of his paintings in the gallery. There are also other exhibitions on - local artists with artworks and very good quality craft items for sale....More

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had a great time a little expensive no discount for over 60's.. Fantastic exhibition of work by James Henry Pullen which we both enjoyed very much.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 9 September 2018

To be honest, GF Watt's art leaves me pretty cold (and I am very interested in Victorian art) and his sculpture is pretty dire. The gallery (which he and his wife built to display his art) is chiefly of interest (to me) because it's a...More

Thank Peter S
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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