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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

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Victorian art

Interesting to see his work and learn about both Watts lives. An interesting exhibition also of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Guided tour of Limnerslease

Fascinating stories of Fredrick Watts and his wife Mary told in their Arts and Crafts house. Well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah B
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop. Stroll to the...more
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Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
+44 1483 810235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see his work and learn about both Watts lives. An interesting exhibition also of a Victorian artist who lived in an institution. The de Morgan tiles were worth a look. There was also art for sale in the floribunda exhibition for pretty reasonable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating stories of Fredrick Watts and his wife Mary told in their Arts and Crafts house. Well worth the £5.50 I paid. Excellent tea and cake at the café afterwards too!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from the ‘Make Festival’ at Watts Gallery and it was fantastic and amazing value for families. My children (aged 3-9) tried screen printing, clay tile design, made their own musical instruments and joined a ‘junk orchestra’ and we barely touched the...More

Thank Cartersandkids
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. G. F. Watts and his second wife created this place and there are many of his paintings in the gallery. There are also other exhibitions on - local artists with artworks and very good quality craft items for sale....More

Thank TravellerGillian
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We had a great time a little expensive no discount for over 60's.. Fantastic exhibition of work by James Henry Pullen which we both enjoyed very much.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed September 9, 2018

To be honest, GF Watt's art leaves me pretty cold (and I am very interested in Victorian art) and his sculpture is pretty dire. The gallery (which he and his wife built to display his art) is chiefly of interest (to me) because it's a...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to visit Watts gallery and had the opportunity to attend for my sons art project A very informative gallery with some truly unique installations and art collections Great afternoon spent taking in the atmosphere

Thank Simon F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is quite an expensive place to visit but is interesting and well curated. Not open on Mondays except bank holidays. I think it’s cheaper on a Tuesday if you are a senior. The attendant in the main gallery on the day we visited was...More

Thank Allison6
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Tea room - excellent! Food, portions, service, choice all 10/10 House tour - a real gem, again great service Galleries and exhibitions - beautiful chapel - an arts and crafts masterpiece - Heartbreakingly beautiful. All in all - WONDERFUL

Thank Tim J
Reviewed August 24, 2018

I am no an avid art lover but thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the village. Every part was fascinating and i particularly enjoyed the stunning chapel and special exhibition. Our guide around the house was very enthusiastic and informative. Tea shop was rather disappointing. A...More

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Jasmine S
December 29, 2017|
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Response from grahams590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jasmine I would go into Guildford for a better choice or the Seahorse is great just outside. Sorry for late reply- hope this helps.
Steve B
September 21, 2017|
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Response from grahams590 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour should be good.
January 20, 2017|
Response from MarketingAssistant | Property representative |
Hello There are so many great places to stay in Guildford which has a direct bus route to the Artists' Village. Take a look at the Visit Surrey website for the best places to stay in the local area. Best wishes