The Watts Studios is now open, following a £5 million restoration project. The new museum, celebrates Victorian artist George Frederic Watts, and his wife Mary Watts, a designer, who built their home, Limnerslease, in the Surrey Hills amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Pilgrims’ Way.
The Watts Studios will restore that sense of wonderment found at Limnerslease, by bringing back George Frederic and Mary Watts’vision of ‘Art for All’ and adding a new exciting element to the Artists’ Village (where you can also explore a heritage house, historic galleries, ornate chapel and tea rooms). Visitors will be able to experience the restoration of George Frederic.
Watts’ studio as the artist left it, one of the most dramatic spaces created by a nineteenth-century
artist, to be open to the public with its original collection conserved and returned. The Studios will also create two further gallery spaces, a learning studio and a conservation studio.
Visit website: www.wattsgallery.org.uk