Image of George Frederick Watts

George Frederick Watts (1817 -1904) – “the English Michelangelo”

George Frederick Watts – England’s Michelangelo

*new date* Thurs 22nd June 2017
a great day out!

Departs: 9.15am – return departure 16.30pm

Price: £35 per person

We are offering a wonderful day out at Watts Gallery and Artists Village in Compton, nr.Guilford, Surrey to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904).

Watts was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian era. A portraitist, sculptor, landscape painter and symbolist, Watts’ work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time, earning him the title England’s Michelangelo.

The Gallery and Artists Village is a splendid site with so much to see and enjoy. The whole site includes the Watts Gallery itself; The Watts studio; the astonishing Watts Chapel; Limnerslease, Watts’ arts and crafts home; the Compton Pottery; the Watts Gallery Library and Archive; the de Morgan collection of ceramics and paintings and not forgetting the delightful gardens and grounds.

To keep costs low, all sites at the Gallery and Village are self-guided apart from Limnersleave House which is accessible by tour only.  If you do wish to take a guided tour of the House, this can be arranged at an additional cost of £5 if sufficient numbers choose to book.

Please note there is a 10 min uphill walk to Limnerslease House and Watts’ Studios and a 10 min walk to the Chapel.  The House and Chapel are not currently wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable shoes if you wish to visit these sites.

It will be a great day – please book your place now to avoid disappointment – tel. 01992 509596, email or call  by the Centre in person (Tues – Sat, 10am-4pm).