Group Visits

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is the Arts & Crafts home, gallery, studios and chapel of Victorian artists, George Frederick Watts and Mary Watts. Visit our historic galleries to see remarkable paintings and sculpture by G F Watts, wander to the Grade I listed Watts Chapel, take in the beautiful surroundings of our site or find out more about the lives of G F and Mary Watts in our range of guided tours. On site you will also discover our exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is following Government Guidelines to provide a safe environment. As the Government Guidelines change, we will be adapting our Group Visits Experience. Tours & Packages that are currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions may become available later in the year. We may also have to alter tours, catering, and group sizes should guidelines change before your visit. Our Groups Organiser will be in touch about any changes that may affect your group booking

GROUP BOOKING BENEFITS:

A risk free 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.

  • Group rate of £11 per person (minimum of 8 people)
  • 10% discount in our Shop
  • Private tours.
  • Free familiarisation visits for group leaders.
  • Free coach parking.
  • Pre-booked catering options.


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 £85. 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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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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Digital Limnerslease House Tour

30 Nov

Watts Chapel Tour

3 Dec

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4 Dec

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5 Dec

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5 Dec

Making Together: A Community Art Installation

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7 Dec

Digital Chapel Tour

8 Dec

Watts Chapel Tour

10 Dec

Watts Chapel Tour

10 Dec