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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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International Women's Day visit

A beautiful little oddity nestled in Surrey, I've wanted to go to the Watts Gallery for ages and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellora S
Winchester, United Kingdom
Spent the whole day

Absolutely lovely place to visit. Stopped off at the chapel on the way which is a must do and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, 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

A beautiful little oddity nestled in Surrey, I've wanted to go to the Watts Gallery for ages and finally got the chance to on International Women's Day (8th March 2019). I went with my aunt and nan, and the three of us had a lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ellora S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely place to visit. Stopped off at the chapel on the way which is a must do and stunning. It is quite expensive to go into the gallery but exhibition was very good. Worth paying the £5 extra to visit the house and studio...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The permanent display of G F Watts paintings is well worth a visit. I like his portraits and life size and larger sculptures. Alongside are the temporary exhibitions mostly of Pre Raphalite Brotherhood connected subjects. The tea rooms do good lunches with all homemade food.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BirdBrain99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

David and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. If you're a fan of Watts then you will be in your element at this beautiful oasis on the North Downs. We booked in advance to see the home of Watts and his wife Mary. The tour guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maria H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery is split into several levels, the main one showcasing G F Watts impressive paintings, the most well known being 'Hope'. A Classic Victorian painter and sculptor, somewhat outdated now, painted in an era when classicism was going out of fashion. But don't let...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fudgegudge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watts Gallery is so worth a visit because the masterpieces on show are astounding, the collection of painting are by the remound artist G W Watts, and there is a small gallery of paintings and tiles by W De Morgen you will also note the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Toni T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much to do here - we came for the Christina Rosetti exhibition but loved everything else too. Highlights in the galleries included the De Morgan works, Watts' triptych of Eve and the amazing sculpture room. The whole Rosetti exhibition was really well done...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 9 February 2019

A friend had bought Watt's Gallery to my attention, you certainly need a bit of time to cover it all as it's a bit disjointed and spread out. I found it a mixed bag: the temporary exhibition of course depends on what's there but was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DonnaWashington
Reviewed 30 January 2019

With the miserable weather we faced last week-end, we decided at the last minute to visit the Watts gallery without the kids and see if it was worth it. I must say my husband and I were very surprised and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SoukyZM
Reviewed 28 January 2019

The gallery has Wow! appeal. The gallery walls are deep jewel colours: ruby, sapphire, emerald, gold and silver. The huge Watts paintings are vivid and visually striking. The Morgan collection and the fascinating Rosetti exhibition is beautifully displayed. Prof. Watson's revisionist approach to Christina Rosetti...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mike G
18 February 2019|
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Response from Petroc1002 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
Jasmine S
30 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.
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21 September 2017|
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Response from grahams590 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour should be good.