How to find us


The nearest station is Guildford. Trains between Waterloo and Guildford leave approximately four times per hour, daily. You can then take a taxi or get a bus directly to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village from Guildford town centre.


The 46 bus runs from Guildford town centre (Friary Bus Station, stand 16) directly to the Artists' Village (bus stop: Compton - Watts Gallery), running once an hour between 9am and 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The journey by bus takes approximately 10 minutes. Download the full timetable below.

Please note, the 46 bus is currently running on an amended route due to the closure of Down Lane for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your journey.

Bus Timetable Download


From Godalming
Turn onto New Pond Road / B3000 and continue to follow it for 2.3 miles. Then turn right onto Down Lane. Watts Gallery is on the right a few hundred metres down the road. The postcode is GU3 1DQ.

From South

Leave the A3 at the (brown tourist signs to Watts Gallery) slip road for Godalming / Farnham / B3000. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B3000. At the roundabout take the first exit to the B3000. At the roundabout turn right (take the third exit) onto The Street. Take the first left onto Down Lane. Watts Gallery is on the right a few hundred metres down the road. The postcode is GU3 1DQ.

From Guildford

Please follow the yellow diversion signage. Ahead of your visit, please click here to view the diversion route, which should add around 1 minute to your journey.

Click here to sign up to a local county car share scheme.


There is a taxi rank outside Guildford station, or see below for local taxi numbers. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes.

Speedwell Taxis: 01483 423333 / 423944
Paul Edwards Taxis: 01483 422138

Diversion route Download

Walking trails

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is located along the North Downs Way, a National Trail of 153 miles. Much of the trail follows the historical Pilgrims' Way, running through Surrey following the line of the North Downs until it reaches the Kentish border, where it continues on to Canterbury.

The Artists' Village is located in the heart of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The OS coordinates for Compton are SU958468.

Walking between Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and Loseley Park

There is a looped walk starting from the Artists' Village that can be followed to Loseley House, a beautiful stately home nearby. There are a number of different paths that can be taken within this loop; all are signposted footpaths or bridleways.


Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is located along National Cycle Route 22, which can be picked up from Puttenham and Guildford. The Artists' Village has a number of secure bike racks spread across the site for bicycle parking. Bicycles are also available to hire from Guildford station.


There are no coach parking facilities at the Artists' Village. All coaches must be pre-booked and park at Loseley Park once they have dropped off their group at the Gallery.

For more information on group visits or to book a coach party please call 01483 813 589 or email

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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Conservation Open Studio

13 Dec

Christina Rossetti in Song

15 Dec

Limnerslease Tours: The Artists' Home

16 Dec

The Make Space

16 Dec

De Morgan Collection Talks

18 Dec

Exhibition Tour: Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse

18 Dec

Russell Jakubowski: Open Studio

19 Dec

Conservation Open Studio

20 Dec

The Make Space

23 Dec