Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

'I had no idea that here in Surrey, there was a collection of such richness and a story of such depth. That one man with his devoted wife could leave so much — which makes Compton a unique artists' village and Watts one of the most important artists and philanthropists of the 19th century.' — Penelope Keith CBE DL

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop. Wander to the nearby Grade I listed Watts Chapel, taking in the beautiful woodlands and grounds, or find out more about the lives of G F and Mary Watts at Watts Studios before taking a tour of the artists' home, Limnerslease. In the Pottery Building there is art for sale in the Watts Contemporary exhibition along with a wide selection of gifts, books and homewares in the Shop.

Watts Gallery

Discover the fascinating history of Watts Gallery: the first purpose built gallery dedicated to the work of one artist.

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Watts Studios

Opened 26 January 2016, discover the work of G F and Mary Watts and see where these artists worked.

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Watts Chapel & Cemetery


The Compton Pottery

Watts Library & Archive

Discover the extensive archive of works by G F and Mary Watts and the substantial library dedicated to Victorian art.

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The De Morgan Collection

A display showcasing the work of the Wattses' close friends William and Evelyn De Morgan.

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Woodlands & Gardens

Discover the natural beauty of the environment around the Artists' Village including our enchanted woodlands.

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Watts Contemporary Gallery

Watts Contemporary Gallery sells contemporary artwork to support Watts Gallery Trust's Art for All programme.

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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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