First opening its doors to the public in 1904, Watts Gallery is a purpose built art gallery created for the display of the great Victorian artist George Frederic Watts OM RA (1817-1904).
Tues to Sat 11.00-17.00
Mondays apart from Bank Holidays
Check for opening times over Christmas and New Year.
Standard Adult: £7.50 (£8.50 including gift aid) £1 donation
Children under 16: Free
Student price: £3.75 (half price admission)
Art Fund: Free
Discounted Tuesdays (every Tuesday): All tickets £3.75 (£4.25 including gift aid) 50p donation
(No group booking on Tuesdays)
Groups: Coach parties welcome if booked in advance. Group rates/ tours available.
Our library and archive is open to the public by appointment only.
- 28 November 2014 — 28 February 2015 *on now
Enter a magical wonderland of porcelain sculptures illuminated against the winter skies. Designed by artist Mary Branson, Supernature celebrates Surrey landscape and wildlife through sound and light.
Supernature at Watts Gallery has been made possible by IGuzzini lighting systems and a kind donation from Emma Verey.
- Any age
admission to galler
Tuesday to Sunday (incl Bank Holiday Mondays): 11am - 5pm
Tuesday: ALL TICKETS £3.75
Kids under 16 - FREE
Friends of Watts Gallery: FREE
Liberating Fashion: Aesthetic Dress in Victorian Portraits
- 17 February — 7 June 2015 *on now
The exhibition showcases masterpieces by the Victorian Greats, including Watts, Leighton, Burne-Jones, Alma-Tadema and Tissot alongside fashion, photography and drawings.
The exhibition sheds new light on how Aestheticism led to a re-assessment of perceptions of beauty and heralded a fashion reform. These captivating portraits from the Aesthetic movement demonstrate how the sitters engaged with the changes in fashion, and how this in turn influenced a change in portraiture.
Normal admission charges apply
Young People's Event: The Art Forum
- 3 March 2015 5:30-7pm
Interested in Art, Design, Museums & Galleries? Join the Art Forum. Take part in creative projects, lead gallery tours, attend private views and use the studio to create your own artwork.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
5.30 - 7pm
14 -18 years, Free
14 -18 years, Free
Watts at Dusk: Museums at Night
- 15 May 2015 5-9pm
Celebrate the current exhibition 'Liberating Fashion', don some Victorian clothing and pose for a calling card picture you can take away with you. Discover the collection of Victorian art and explore the Arts & Crafts Gallery after dark, then tour the exhibition to learn about how the portraits on show were part of a fashion revolution. Enjoy live music, a well-stocked bar and twilight picnic on the lawn provided by the Watts Gallery Tea Shop.
- Any age
Half price entry to the Gallery £3.75 all tickets (to include all activities tours and workshops, excluding optional refreshments)