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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Opens in 8 min: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Amazing opportunities for kids

We have just returned from the ‘Make Festival’ at Watts Gallery and it was fantastic and amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Watts Gallery and Chapel

This is well worth a visit. G. F. Watts and his second wife created this place and there are many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caterham, 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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
+44 1483 810235
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 TravellerGillian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit Watts gallery and had the opportunity to attend for my sons art project A very informative gallery with some truly unique installations and art collections Great afternoon spent taking in the atmosphere

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite an expensive place to visit but is interesting and well curated. Not open on Mondays except bank holidays. I think it’s cheaper on a Tuesday if you are a senior. The attendant in the main gallery on the day we visited was...More

Thank Allison6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tea room - excellent! Food, portions, service, choice all 10/10 House tour - a real gem, again great service Galleries and exhibitions - beautiful chapel - an arts and crafts masterpiece - Heartbreakingly beautiful. All in all - WONDERFUL

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am no an avid art lover but thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the village. Every part was fascinating and i particularly enjoyed the stunning chapel and special exhibition. Our guide around the house was very enthusiastic and informative. Tea shop was rather disappointing. A...More

Thank Mrs U
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Love this place it's so beautiful lots to see the paintings are magnificent and you can get quite close to them . My favourite place was seeing watts own studio his palette is still there . Cafe good tasty food lovely start

Thank Siobhan C
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Have been driving past this place when on the A3 for years. Finally went in. What an amazing place! You dont have to be an art buff to enjoy it. Good cake in cafe too.....

Thank Petroc1002
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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