Group Visits

We are temporarily unable to offer group bookings as we are following Government Guidelines on limiting capacities and social distancing.

As the Government Guidelines change, we will continually adapt our Group's offer to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit. If you would like to register your interest for a group visit when the site is back up and running, please e-mail groups@wattsgallery.org.uk and we can make a provisional booking.

GROUP BOOKING BENEFITS:

A riskfree booking: payments will be taken only 2-weeks in advance for your visit. Bookings will remain fully refundable should the visit be altered or cancelled due to changes in Covid-19 Government Guidelines.

  • Discounted group entry rate (minimum of 8 people)
  • 10% discount on items in our Shop
  • Private tours with one of our expert Tour Guides
  • Free Coach Parking

All Blue Badge Guides bringing groups receive free admission.


DIGITAL GROUP VISITS

For the first time, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village is bringing the vibrant paintings, sculptures, history and architecture from Compton to the comfort of your home. By purchasing a digital package for your group, an expert Watts Guide will bring the Artists' Village to life and allow you to virtually explore Surrey's Arts & Crafts gem.

Digital Tours include:

The Artists' Village:

An Introduction A short introduction to the Wattses life in Compton: Their Arts & Crafts home and studios, Limnerslease, Mary's Mortuary Chapel, The Compton Potter's Art Guild and the Watts Gallery.


Mary Watts and the Creations of Watts Chapel

A detailed talk about Mary Watts, her life and artistic career, and the story behind the building of the Chapel. This includes a 'virtual tour' of the Chapel using 360 imagery.


Limnerslease House & Studios

Explore the history of Limnerslease, the Arts & Crafts home and studios of G F and Mary Watts, and their lives within it. Limnerslease house and studios is currently closed to the public so take advantage of this tour where one of our Guides will grant you digital access! This tour involves a chance to 'virtually' explore G F Watts Studio using 360 imagery.


G F Watts: England's Michelangelo (Coming Soon)

Uncover the life of the renowned-artist George Frederic Watts through his own remarkable paintings and sculptures. Delve more into the history of Watts' purpose-built Arts & Crafts Gallery and virtually explore his Surrey Studio using 360 images.

All talks are 45-minutes long, with time for questions and answers, and cost £65. Digital talks are delivered via Zoom by one of our expert Guides. We can assist you with how to set-up and use Zoom if you have not used it previously.

Please contact groups@wattsgallery.org.uk for more information and to secure a date for your digital Artists' Village experience.


Joint Visits

Gain a unique insight into Surrey's heritage by visiting two venues in one day. Email groups@wattsgallery.org.uk for details.


                        
                    

Loseley Park


                        
                    

Hatchlands Park


                        
                    

Guildford Cathedral


FAQs

Looking to organise a day out at the Artists' Village for a group? Download our booking information below and find out the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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