3 Art Galleries to explore in Surrey
Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, a very short border with East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.
Farnham Maltings is one of the busiest and most diverse arts centres in Surrey offering theatre, film, craft, music, festivals, family theatre and more. Based in a set of buildings formerly used as a tannery and brewery, there is a variety of spaces available for education and leisure purposes. Farnham Maltings works with artists in a variety of ways. They produce, commission and tour national theatre and support creative businesses, artists and craft-makers.
The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking is one of the most exciting cultural spaces in the South East. Located in the centre of Woking on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal, The Lightbox was built to provide arts and heritage services to the local region and beyond. Three stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly. The building is also home to Woking’s Story, a free interactive museum about the town’s history.
Watts Gallery is a unique art gallery and heritage site consisting of historic Arts & Crafts buildings, learning studios for art and pottery workshops, an award-winning Tea Shop and beautifully landscaped woodlands and grounds. Nestled in the Surrey Hills, the Artists’ Village is just 40 minutes from London. This Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England is dedicated to the work of the Victorian-era painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts.