Home Tours, Demonstrations and Open Studios
Please note: tickets must be pre-booked with admission.
See the conservation studio in action, speak to the resident De Laszlo Conservation Fellow Sally Marriott and find out about ongoing conservation work at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village.Find out more Book now
Tuesday - Sunday | 2 - 3.15pm
Additional tours at 12 - 1.15pm on Tuesdays & Saturdays | £5
Discover the Grade II listed Arts & Crafts home of G F and Mary Watts, completed by Sir Ernest George in 1891. Learn more about the history of the building, see the original gesso ceilings designed by Mary Watts and hear about the artistic and literary guests who visited Limnerslease.
*Please note there is a 10 minute uphill walk and Limnerslease is not currently wheelchair accessible.Find out more Book now
Saturdays, 6 April, 4 May & 1 June
1.30 - 3pm | £6
Join an expert guide and explore the vernacular architecture of the Artists’ Village, including an exclusive visit to the original De Morgan kiln, now in the grounds of a private property. Visit the Pottery Building – home of the Compton Potters’ Guild – the Gallery, the Chapel, the Studios and Limnerslease. Comfortable shoes advised.
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Tuesdays 12 February, 12 March, 23 April, 21 May, 25 June, 16 July, 13 August
Free with Admission | Friends Free
De Morgan Foundation Curator, Sarah Hardy, introduces the work of William and Evelyn De Morgan on display at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village and explores different themes in their work each month.Find out more Book now
Tuesdays, 9 & 23 April, 14 & 28 May, 11 & 18 June | 2 - 2.45pm | £5
Join an expert guide to explore Moonscapes in more detail, with an opportunity to ask questions and see the objects and paintings in close detail.Find out more Book now
Fridays, 8 March, 26 April, 31 May & 28 June | 11am - 12pm | £5
Join an expert guide to explore the beautiful Grade I listed Arts and Crafts masterpiece, created by Mary Watts and the local community of Compton. The interior provides a rare chance to see a unique example of Art Nouveau and Celtic design.
Please note that the Chapel is a 15-minute walk from the Visitor’s Centre.Find out more Book now
Wednesdays, 3 & 17 April, 1 & 15 May, 5 & 19 June
12 - 1pm | £5
Discover the diverse collection of works by the great Victorian artist G F Watts and the history behind the Watts Gallery building. Spanning a period of seventy years, the permanent collection includes portraits, landscapes, major symbolic works and sculpture.Find out more Book now