About Us

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.

The Watts Story

George Frederic Watts OM, RA (1817 – 1904) was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian era. A portraitist, sculptor, landscape painter and symbolist, Watts's work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time, earning him the title 'England's Michelangelo'.

Read More

The Artists' Village

Discover Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. See stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture before treating yourself in The Tea Shop. Wander to the nearby Grade I listed Watts Chapel or visit G F and Mary Wattses' home, Limnerslease.

Read More

Find out the latest news at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Read More

News

Find out more about our Trustees

Read More

Our Trustees

Learn about the Artists' Village's local connections

Read More

Local Community

Contact Us

Send us a message or contact us via email, telephone or post.

Read More

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

Prev Next

Watts Tots

20 May

Digital Limnerslease House Tour

24 May

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

28 May

Artist in Residence: Sarah Thien

until
31 May

Summer Half Term

28 May
5 Jun

Platinum Jubilee Lawn Party

2 Jun
5 Jun

Digital Chapel Tour

8 Jun

Watts Chapel Tour

until
10 Jun

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

11 Jun