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Watts Gallery

Watts Gallery Review

An extraordinary small museum that's often overlooked, Watts Gallery was built in tiny Compton in 1904 by the late-19th-century artist George Frederic Watts (1817–1904) to display his work. After a major renovation to the gallery, Watts' romantic, mystical paintings are beautifully displayed. His sculptures are astonishing both for their size and the near-obsessive attention to detail. Mary, his wife and a devotee of the art nouveau style, designed a stunning mortuary chapel nearby, covering the walls (inside and out) in elaborate paintings. It's about 50 yards from the museum in the village cemetery. The museum is 3 miles south of Guildford.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Down La., Compton, GU3 1DQ | Map It
  • Phone: 01483/810235
  • Cost: £7.50
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. and bank holiday Mon. 11–5, Sun. 1–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Guildford
Updated: 06-11-2013

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