Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
Welcome to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Discover a unique arts heritage site, steeped in history and Arts & Crafts charm, nestled in the Surrey Hills.
Now Open... Brothers in Art: Drawings by Watts & LeightonWatch the teaser video here
Discover the De Morgan Collection at the Artists' VillageLearn more about the collection here
Widely regarded as Watts's most accessible and timeless work. Learn more about the painting that has inspired the transformation of the gallery, launched political careers and inspired a nation.Discover the Collection
Watts Studios coming soon
Opening New Year 2016, be transported back to the Victorian artist's studio. Discover the work of G F and Mary Watts through displays, film, demonstrations, workshops and special eventsFind out more...
William & Evelyn De Morgan
On loan from the DeMorgan Foundation, this exhibition showcases the stunning work by William and Evelyn DeMorgan alongside the partnership of G F and Mary Watts.
Words in Clay: Prue Cooper
Prue Cooper's modern slipware creates a fantastic conversation with the historic Watts Collection, in tune with the Wattses' philosophies of Art for All.
Installation: Winter Illuminations
Explore the wintery woodlands to discover these works created specifically for the Artists' Village by contemporary artists Terry Perk and Julian Rowe.
Gallery Collection Highlights
Discover more about the history of the collection, its themes and significant objects in this introductory tour.
Guided tour of Limnerslease
Take a guided tour of Limnerslease, the Arts & Crafts home of G F and Mary Watts on the Pilgrim’s Way, designed by Sir Ernest George, with original decorative ceilings ...
Emma Bridgewater: Craft and Enterprise
Emma Bridgewater talks about her innovative business which regenerates community using crafts.
The Big Give
Double your donation during the Big Give to introduce thousands of disadvantaged members of the community to the joys of art.
Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
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 nearby Grade-I listed Watts Chapel, taking in the beautiful woodlands and grounds, or find out more about the lives of our founders G F and Mary Watts on a tour of the artists' home, Limnerslease. Finally, discover art for sale in the Watts Contemporary exhibition in the Pottery Building along with a wide selection of gifts, books and homewares in the Shop.
"A hidden treasure in Compton in Surrey, stuffed with huge allergorical paintings and sparkling portraits by George Frederic Watts that were the talk of Victorian society."
Maev Kennedy The Guardian
"It is no exaggeration to say that the Watts Cemetery Chapel is one of the most beautiful, one of the most extraordinary, original, marvellous, and magical buildings in the whole of the British Isles!" - Lucinda Lambton
Be the first to see the newly restored Watts Studios, opening in Winter 2015. Explore G F Watts's studio and discover how the great artist would have worked. New exhibition spaces will tell the story of the life and work of Mary and G F Watts.
The Watts Shop
Discover an Aladdin's cave of beautiful gifts. The Shop stocks homeware, stationery, fashion and a wide range of art books. There are also bespoke lines of jewellery inspired by the Artists' Village and a selection of ceramics by designers including Moorcroft.
Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum
This book by expert on Dadd and curator of Watts Gallery, Dr Nicholas Tromans provides a fascinating insight into the troubled Victorian artist, a direct contemporary of Watts.
Physical Energy Paperweight - matt finish
Cast in best quality pewter and available in a matt finish, this paperweight of Physical Energy will look handsome on any desk, mantelpiece or windowsill.
Pure beeeswax in pot with lid, is used to assist in needle threading, easing drawers and many more.
Morris & Co hand care treats
With three useful treatments for industrious hands all enriched with the finest ingredients, this hand care set is ideal for the Arts & Crafts lover.
The Tea Shop
The famous Tea Shop at Watts Gallery
The Tea Shop provides fresh, English seasonal food made on the premises, and served by friendly staff. Ask about our extra special Welsh Rarebit.
MAKE! the most of the school holidays
Get arty in the school holidays at MAKE! family workshops, have fun trying different arts and crafts and explore the gallery collections further.