Wherever you are, you can now explore Watts Gallery – Artists' Village online.

Based in Guildford, we are an art gallery and charity dedicated to sharing the history and legacy of our founders – Victorian artists, G F and Mary Watts. Our digital programme, Watts at Home, allows you to discover our historical collection and inspiring learning and contemporary art activities from afar.

Start your digital journey today and enjoy fascinating online talks, virtual tours of our exhibitions and collections, art courses and tutorials suitable for all ages, and much more.


Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain - Online

Can art change the future? In the nineteenth century, Victorian artists, viewers, and critics increasingly began to believe it could. Discover the Victorian roots of art activism with these online resources, ahead of visiting in person following the lifting of government restrictions.


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Online Talks

Bringing together inspiring artists, historians and activists, this season's talks programme explores contemporary art and activism in response to the exhibition Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain.


Online Courses

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Creative/Domestic: Artistic Friendship in the Home & Studio

10 Nov

Chris Pavia: Beyond the Waves

27 Oct
24 Nov

Medieval Revivalism in Pre-Raphaelite Fashion

1 Dec

Great Thoughts

11 Jan

The Younger Madox Browns: Growing Up Pre-Raphaelite

19 Jan

History of Art & Design: Music, Art & the Victorians

17 Jan
14 Feb

On Drawing: G F Watts & Drawing Today

23 Feb

Mary Watts: Artist & Writer

8 Mar

Whether you're interested in learning a new creative skill or discovering the history behind the art, we have a variety of online courses to keep you entertained from home!


For Families

Ready to get creative with all the family? Be inspired by our online courses and seasonal activities for you to try at home! All our printable resources, activity packs and video tutorials have been designed for you by our Make Space artists.


For Young People

Created especially for 13-17 year olds, these Watts at Home workshops are designed to inspire young artists and equip them with new creative skills, whilst also providing fun, engaging and experimental activities for them to try at home.



Our Collections

Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours, blogs and takeovers for you to enjoy from home.

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Collections - Online

Join the Curatorial team as they share personal highlights from across the collections, available for free on the art app Smartify.

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Smartify - Audio Tours

In these 3-minute talks, discover a selection of highlights from across the Watts Gallery collections.

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Picture Talks


Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours and blogs for you to enjoy from home.