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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Type:Gallery

Down Lane
Compton
Guildford
Surrey
GU3 1DQ

Tel: +44 01483 810 235

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Watts Gallery - exterior

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Guide Prices

Adults: £12.50 (£13.75 with a donation for Gift Aid)
Students/under 25s: £6.25 (£6.90 with a donation for Gift Aid)
Emergency Services Worker admission: £9.99 (valid when accompanied by a work pass on arrival)
Under 18s: Free
Friends of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
Art Fund card holders receive 50% off admission (£6.25 with discount). Card holders will receive free entry at times when no exhibition is on show. Please book admission at the Visitor Centre upon arrival in order to secure your discount.
Essential Carers go FREE when accompanying the person they care for.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Godalming
Turn onto New Pond Road / B3000 and continue to follow it for 2.3 miles. Then turn right onto Down Lane. Watts Gallery is on the right a few hundred metres down the road. The postcode is GU3 1DQ.

From South

Leave the A3 at the (brown tourist signs to Watts Gallery) slip road for Godalming / Farnham / B3000. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B3000. At the roundabout take the first exit to the B3000. At the roundabout turn right (take the third exit) onto The Street. Take the first left onto Down Lane. Watts Gallery is on the right a few hundred metres down the road. The postcode is GU3 1DQ.

From Guildford

Take Farnham Rd/A31 to Down Lane. Continue left onto Down Lane. In a few hundred metres, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village will be on your left.

Public Transport Directions

Rail

The nearest station is Guildford. Trains between Waterloo and Guildford leave approximately four times per hour, daily. You can then take a taxi or get a bus directly to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village from Guildford town centre.

Bus

The 46 bus runs from Guildford town centre (Friary Bus Station, stand 16) directly to the Artists' Village (bus stop: Compton - Watts Gallery), running once an hour between 9am and 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The journey by bus takes approximately 10 minutes. Download the full timetable below.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Visit Surrey Member Visit Surrey Member 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Open daily: 10.30am - 5pm
Open on Bank Holidays
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential - Advanced booking required for entry to the main galleries: Historic Galleries, Ruskin Exhibition and Sculpture Gallery Booking not required for Shop, Contemporary gallery and grounds
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Eat Out to Help Out
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only - Online booking required for entry to the main galleries: Historic Galleries, Ruskin Exhibition and Sculpture Gallery Booking not required for Shop, Watts Contemporary Gallery and grounds.
  • Online ordering available - Some shop items can be purchased online from: https://shop.wattsgallery.org.uk/
  • Open now
  • Outside seating

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)
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Watts ChapelWatts Cemetery Chapel, GuildfordDesigned and built by Mary Watts, wife of the eminent Victorian artist G.F. Watts, the Grade I listed Chapel is a unique fusion of art nouveau, Celtic, Romanesque and Egyptian influence with Mary's own original style.

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