Just an hour and a half's drive from London, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is a unique art gallery and heritage site in Guildford. The beautifully landscaped grounds contain historic Arts & Crafts buildings, two learning studios for art and pottery workshops, an award-winning Tea Shop and lovely woodlands.The gallery runs a world-class exhibition programme, creative workshops and special events for families throughout the year, making it an ideal day trip destination if you want to escape the bustle of London!
Discover the art of England’s greatest Victorian artist George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary Watts, who was a respected designer, ceramicist and textile artist in her own right. See George’s paintings and sculptures in Watts Gallery alongside temporary exhibitions of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art and contemporary exhibitions in Watts Contemporary Gallery above the Visitor Centre and shop.
Explore the Wattses’ Arts & Crafts home, their recreated studios, and Watts Chapel; Mary’s stunning masterpiece, created with the help of local villagers. Work up an appetite exploring the woodlands and grounds then visit the award-winning Tea Shop for lunch or cream tea. Free family trails and tactile bags are available daily and free drop-in workshops take place every Sunday.
With craft workshops, outdoor activities and more, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is the perfect creative family day out. All ages are welcome, and children 16 and under go free.