Why is Environmental Sustainability important to us?

The environment is close to our hearts here at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, with environmental awareness and responsibility deeply rooted in the Trust’s ethos.

Environmentalism was a key concern of George Frederic Watts. When our Grade I and II* listed Arts & Crafts buildings were first constructed, provisions were put in place to ensure that they functioned sustainably and with minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. Today, nestled in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to care for and preserve the local environment for future generations.

In the face of a changing climate, these are the steps we are taking to improve awareness within our culture locally at the Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. We strive to become a frontrunner for environmentally sustainable practice among museums in the South East.