Watts Gallery

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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a hidden gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. With historic galleries of national significance, an ornate chapel, a breath-taking Arts & Crafts home and studio there's something for everyone to discover at the Artists' Village.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Archive, Museum, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Tues to Sun 11.00-17.00

Mondays apart from Bank Holidays
Check for opening times over Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges

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
Carers: 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.

Additional info

Our library and archive is open to the public by appointment only.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd

  • 16 June — 1 November 2015 *on now

Dadd was one of the most gifted artists of the early Victorian period, making his name with imaginative Shakespearean images. Despite later suffering from severe mental illness and spending much of his career in psychiatric hospitals, Dadd continued to create beautiful and haunting pictures including masterpieces such as The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke.

Suitable for



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Watts Gallery, Watts Chapel and Limnerslease

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Enjoy a perfect day at an artists' village in the Surrey Hills. Explore paintings and sculptures by the Victorian artist G F Watts in the Arts and Crafts Gallery established in 1904. Enjoy an exclusive view of the private archive spaces on a Curator-led tour. Stroll to Watts Chapel, the Grade I listed masterpiece, designed by the pioneering female designer Mary Watts (wife of G.F. Watts).

Be guided around Limnerslease, the artistic couple's home designed by Sir Ernest George. Hear about the restoration of the artists' studios at Limnerslease, due to open late 2015. Get involved with the project by making terracotta plant tags and bird boxes for the landscape and find out about volunteering. Treat yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop and explore our shop, full of unique gifts.


* Curator led gallery and archive tours: 1300, 1400, 1500 & 1600.
* Limnerslease tours: 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 & 1600.
* Chapel tours: 1130 & 1430.
* Family Discover! tours: 1200, 1400 & 1600 - Meet George and Mary Watts and their gardener George Andrews.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Watts Gallery
Down Lane

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01483 810235


01483 810285

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