Plan your visit
Founded in 1904 as the only gallery in the UK devoted to a single artist, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village offers a unique insight into the life and work of 'England's Michelangelo' G F Watts and his wife, the designer and artist Mary Watts. The Artists' Village carries on the Wattses' legacy of 'Art for All' with its historic and contemporary galleries, working Artist in Residence and conservation studios and an extensive learning programme.
Admissions & Opening Times
The friendly staff at our Visitors Centre will help you make the most out of your day. Browse our shop at the end of your visit to find the perfect souvenir.
How to find us
Located in the village of Compton close to the historic market town of Guildford, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is easily accessible by car or public transport.
Our exhibitions programme celebrates Victorian tastes from Pre-Raphaelite paintings to romantic landscapes and photography to ceramics.
We welcome groups and can provide a range of bespoke itineraries and tours. We also offer discounts for parties of 8 or more people when booked in advance.
There's plenty for each member of the family to enjoy including activities for under 5's to teens and a programme of workshops and events throughout the year.
The Tea Shop
Open 7 days a week, The Tea Shop provides fresh, seasonal food made on the premises and served by friendly staff.
The Watts Shop
The Watts Shop is open daily, stocking a wide range of goods from art books to clothing and handmade crafts.
Choose a venue to remember: Watts Gallery - Artists' Village offers a range of packages to suit every need.