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Watts Gallery
Down Lane, Compton
Guildford, Surrey
GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom
T: 01483 810235
F: 01483 810285


Watts Gallery is a
registered Charity

Charity No. 313612

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Contact Us

Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ

01483 810235 /
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Watts Gallery Opening Times & Admission

Standard Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday (including Bank Holiday Mondays): 11am - 5pm
Monday: Closed

Friends of Watts Gallery: FREE
Adults: £7.50 (£8.50 with a donation
for Gift Aid)
Students: £3.75
Children up to 16: FREE
Tuesday: ALL TICKETS £3.75 - (This price does not apply to Group bookings)
Carers: Free
Art Fund Passes: Free entry to the Gallery's permanant collection/ 50% off for temporary exhibitions.

Find out more about Watts Gallery and the collection

Family Visits

Families are always welcome. 

All floors and rooms in the Gallery are fully pushchair and wheelchair accessible. The Tea Shop welcomes families and offers a Children’s Menu. Highchairs are available upon request and baby changing facilities are also available.

Free family guides can be picked up in the Gallery and there are a wide range of family friendly events.

Top 10 things for families to see at Watts Gallery!

1. A gigantic plaster horse
2. The head of Medusa
3. A portrait of Florence Nightingale
4. Death masks
5. A beautiful Victorian dress
6. Karenina the giant dog
7. A Victorian sundial
8. Angels and animals in Watts Chapel
9. An extraordinary sunburst
10. The ghost-like ship

Group Visits

We welcome groups at Watts Gallery and offer discounts for parties of 8 or more booking in advance. Call 01483 813589 or email

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The Visitor Centre & Shop Opening Times

Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holiday Mondays): 10.30am - 5.15pm

01483 813 593 /
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The Tea Shop Opening Times

Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays): 10.30am - 5pm. Last orders 4.45pm.
01483 813590 /
The Tea shop has free wi-fi internet access. 
Find out more about The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery


Limnerslease Tours, every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 12 & 2pm. Call 01483 813 593 or book tickets online

Watts Chapel Opening Times & Admission

Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday to Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10am - 5:30pm
FREE Admission
Find out more about Watts Chapel

Artist in Residence Studio Opening Times

Jennie Jewitt-Harris, Artist in Residence. Second Thursday of every month, 2-4pm.

Drop into Jennie’s studio on the Watts Gallery estate and see how she uses drawing and mixed media to explore themes such as time, death and the human condition.

How to Find Us

Car From A3 take Godalming junction (brown signs to Loseley) and then signs for Compton. First left off B3000. 

Bus No.46 from Guildford bus station. (Stand 5). Mon-Sat, 9-6pm. Click here to view the bus timetable.

Rail Guildford Station. Trains from Waterloo run direct approximately 4 times an hour. 5-minute taxi drive from station. 

Foot: On the North Downs Way. Located in the Surrey Hills. We welcome walkers, but ask that they please use the overflow car park for parking.

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Watts Gallery, Shop and Tea Shop are fully accessible. We regret that at present there is no wheelchair access to the first floor of Old Pottery and to Limnerslease. Dedicated car spaces for disabled visitors.

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