The Lightbox

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may have adjusted their opening times, or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

Chobham Road
GU21 4AA

  • Phone: 01483 737800

If you’re passionate about art and history, want to participate in activities and fun events like poetry open mic or comedy nights, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax, you’ll find it all at The Lightbox, where we believe that art has the power to make you feel good. To view our current programme please visit The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking is one of the most exciting cultural spaces in the South East. 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. If you’re visiting with children, you’ll find plenty to keep them occupied and entertained, and under 18s have free entry to all exhibitions. General entry to The Lightbox is free for all adults. To visit the Main or Upper Gallery exhibitions requires the purchase of a Day or Annual Pass. 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. More information is available on website, under the Plan Your Visit page. Complete your visit with a delicious lunch or coffee at the canal-side Seasons Café or browse The Lightbox Shop for a selection of local arts, crafts, jewellery, books and gifts. The Lightbox is also available to hire for both corporate and private events and it is a magnificent setting in which to host a special event.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat: 10:30am - 5.00pm Thurs: 10.30am - 8.30pm Sun: 11.00am - 4.00pm Closed Mondays and bank holidays.


Free entry, £5.00 Day Pass, £7.50 Annual Pass, Under 18s Free


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Studio/working space available
  • Conference facilities available
  • Toilets
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Licensed bar
  • Lecture theatre
  • Late night openings
  • Bicycle park


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Regular children's club
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • General audio-guide available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Early years education service available

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