Limnerslease: Artists' Home

Limnerslease is the historic home and studios of our founders, George and Mary Watts.

Built in 1891, Sir Ernest George designed it in the Arts & Crafts style. The couple hoped that this house would bring a new lease of creative life.

When visiting you can see the recreation of George’s studio. He painted many of his artworks here. You will also discover more about Mary, as an artist, designer and writer.

You can also find out about Mary and George's life in Compton. Visit some of the rooms in their Surrey home, which feature unique decorative features by Mary.

Opening times

Includes G F Watts Studio, Mary Watts Gallery, Compton Gallery and House

Open daily, 10.30am - 4pm, including bank holidays. Last admission is 3.30pm.
Closed 23 - 26 December and 1 January.

Please note that on Sunday 3, 10, 17 and 20 December the house at Limnerslease will be closed, the studios will remain open as usual.

"Our little home seems peace itself"

- Mary Watts