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...

Picturing People: The Ingram Collection

Event until 01.04.2018 7:00

This exhibition will feature portraits and self-portraits from The Ingram Collection. From wives and husbands, to mythological characters, celebrities, soldiers and footballers, this exhibition will...

Marcel Ronay: Tranquility and Stability after two World Wars

Event until 11.03.2018 17:00

With pastoral and bucolic images, themes of tranquillity and peace are reflected in Marcel Ronay’s art, created in England in the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibition will reflect the artist’s contentment...

J.M.W. Turner and 'the Matchless Vale of Thames'

Event on 27.02.2018 13:00

Turner found great inspiration in the Arcadian landscape which forms the famous view from Richmond Hill, described by the 18th century poet James Thomson as ‘the Matchless Vale of Thames’. He rented...

Conversations in the Gallery

Event on 07.03.2018 10:00

This is a programme of regular interactive gallery discussions for older people, led by artists, curators or art historians. Come and join us for a cup of coffee and a chat and learn more about the...

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