Plan your visit

We recommend booking your tickets online in advance for entry to our Historic Galleries and Limnerslease. This is to avoid disappointment at busier times. You can also turn up on the day and buy your tickets from our Visitor Centre.

Booking is not necessary for the Watts Shop, Watts Contemporary Gallery, Tea Shop (including indoor table service), Watts Chapel and Grounds.

Take a short walk to the Grade I listed Watts Chapel before viewing our Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions in Watts Gallery. Stop for refreshments in The Tea Shop or picnic in the woodland, then finish your day with a visit to Watts Contemporary Gallery and the Shop.

We recommend at least 4 hours for your visit.

Booking in advance is not required.

The friendly staff at our Visitor Centre will help you make the most out of your day. Browse our shop at the end of your visit to find the perfect souvenir.

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Check our opening times before your visit to the Artists' Village.

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Opening times

Located in the village of Compton close to the historic market town of Guildford, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is easily accessible by car or public transport.

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How to find us

Our exhibitions programme celebrates Victorian tastes from Pre-Raphaelite paintings to romantic landscapes and photography to ceramics.

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We welcome groups and can provide a range of bespoke itineraries and tours. We also offer discounts for parties of 8 or more people when booked in advance.

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Group visits

There's plenty for each member of the family to enjoy including activities for under 5s to teens and a programme of workshops and events throughout the year.

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Family visits

Open 7 days a week, The Tea Shop provides fresh, seasonal food made on the premises and served by friendly staff.

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The Tea Shop

The Shop is open daily, stocking a wide range of goods from art books to clothing and handmade crafts.

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The Shop

Choose a venue to remember. Watts Gallery - Artists' Village offers a range of packages to suit every need.

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Image: Andy Newbold Photography