Limnerslease and the Watts Gallery

House and art gallery dedicated to the work of the Victorian-era painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts.

Down Lane, Compton, Surrey, GU3 1DQ

Limnerslease historic house
Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Shop

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This unique nineteenth-century artists’ village comprises historic and contemporary galleries, a chapel, grounds, and Limnerslease, the Watts’ own house.

Opening Times


Watts Gallery including Limnerslease

  • Open daily: 10.30am – 4pm, including Bank Holidays. Pre-booking online is recommended.

Watts Chapel & Cemetery

  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Visitor Centre

  • Includes the Visitor Centre, the Shop and Watts Contemporary Gallery
  • Open daily: 10am – 5pm, including Bank Holidays. (No pre-booking required)
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
  • Open New Year’s Eve (closing at 4pm)

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Historic Houses members may visit the entire site – Limnerslease and the surrounding village, grounds, chapel, and galleries, for free.

Other admission:

  • Adults: £13.50 (£14.95 with a donation for Gift Aid)
  • Students/under 25s: £6.75 (£7.45 with a donation for Gift Aid)
  • Under 18s: free
  • Essential carers go free when accompanying the person they care for.
Group Visits

Whether your group wants an overview of the collection, has a special area of interest or wishes to explore a particular exhibition, we can provide a wide range of tours and talks to meet your requirements.

Groups of 8 or more people save on admission prices and also get a discount in our shop. A variety of catering options are also available from our award-winning Tea Shop.

Educational Visits

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village provides an inspirational backdrop for students to explore a range of subjects linked to the national curriculum and post-14 exam courses.

Explore woodlands and heritage buildings, discover hundreds of Victorian paintings, sculptures, and contemporary art and visit the
Grade I listed Arts & Crafts Chapel. Take a free self-guided tour or inspire students with brilliant activities led by our creative learning team.

Kara Wescombe Blackman

01483 813591


See the property’s guide to access here.

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for the latest information.

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