The Lightbox

Whether you’re passionate about the arts and history, want activities and fun, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax and think, you’ll find it all at The Lightbox, Woking's new gallery and museum.

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects and opened to the public on 15 September, 2007, The Lightbox has some of the most exciting gallery spaces in the South East. 


Three stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly. These include contemporary art from local and nationally famous artists, and loans from major museums and galleries in the UK and overseas.

The building is also home to Woking's Story, an interactive museum of the town's history. Here you can listen to people’s memories of life in Woking and watch historic films. If you’re visiting with children (or with your parents!) you’ll find plenty to keep them occupied. There are lots of hands-on activities and interactive displays.

You can also enjoy a coffee and slice of delicious cake or lunch in our canalside Café. Afterwards you can browse for a special gift or memento of your visit in our gift shop.

Visitors with disabilities will find the building is easy to use. It has been designed to be one of the most accessible cultural venues in the South East.


Exhibitions and events

Woking's Story

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

Woking's Story is a permanent museum at The Lightbox which explores the town's fascinating history covering themes such as the 'mad, the bad and the dead'. This family friendly space has something...

Turner in Surrey

Event until 07.01.2018 17:00

The exhibition will explore how Turner retreated into nature, capturing both the beauty of the landscape and its rustic elegance. Open air sketches highlighting his swiftness of hand and the changing...

Secret Art Sale

Event on 24.11.2017 10:30

The Secret Art Sale will bring together work from 100 artists and supporters who have contributed to the phenomenal success of the gallery and museum during the last ten years. Each miniature canvas...

Turner's Britain: Landscape, History and Society

Event on 28.11.2017 13:00

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is widely agreed to be our greatest painter. He was also insatiably curious throughout his long career and incessant travels, becoming an acute observer of British life...

Joke in the Box

Event on 30.11.2017 20:00

Featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit. Limited tickets available, please book in advance. Attendees are invited to come early for dinner and a drink in the...

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