Arts, Crafts & Galleries in Surrey

Surrey has inspired some of the UK`s most influential and acclaimed artists, novelists, musicians and performers, a legacy which continues to this day. The unique mix of history with the here-and-now makes Surrey a melting pot of arts and history exploration and a rewarding day out. 


Discover a painter`s palate of talent at Watts Gallery Artists' Village, home to over 100 stunning paintings and sculptures from one of England's greatest Victorian painters. Located on the site of the original home and studio of George and Mary Watts, visitors can see the artists` acclaimed work brought to life, along with a range of temporary exhibitions from some of the country's aspiring new talent. 

For more contemporary arts and crafts inspiration, visit Farnham's New Ashgate Gallery, championing the creative talent of Surrey and beyond, and the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Craft Study Centre, a free entry museum, home to internationally-renowned collections of modern British craft and inspiring exhibitions.  The Farnham Arts Trail will lead you to discover  arts and craft features on public display across this charming town including a sculptures, wood carvings, terracotta designs and ironworks.

The award winning Lightbox provides an ever-changing programme of cultural and contemporary exhibitions and things to do in Woking. A vast, contemporary cultural space it is home to the impressive Ingram Collection along with an interactive museum of the town and county, perfect for families and young children.

On a much larger scale, visit the Sculpture Park in Churt. Open all year round, the park spans ten acres and is home to over 600 stunning sculptures, the majority of which are available for sale. 

Explore the magical Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden near Ockley and discover thought provoking sculptures in this gem of a garden.

A number of events take place in Surrey's museums and other spaces, including exhibitions, workshops and talks. 


There are plenty of opportunities for you to indulge your creative side in Surrey.  Joy Farm - Arts, Crafts and Woodcarving Hub and Artifex Creative offer sessions and courses allowing you to create your own art pieces to take home with you.  You will also find plenty of markets selling locally created arts and crafts offering you the chance to grab a unique gift or piece for your home.

Nights out

From theatre performances, film screenings and one-off events, there is much to enjoy in Surrey.  Surrey has plenty great entertainment venues and theatres offering everything from touring West End productions, outdoor theatre, classical music performances, film screenings and more! Look-out for events happening near you

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