The Lightbox 

The Lightbox gallery and museum situated in the heart of Woking town is an award-winning charitable arts and heritage organisation. 

Visit The Lightbox while staying at Gorse Hill

Whether you're passionate about the arts and history, enjoy fun family activities, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax and think, you'll find it all at The Lightbox.


The £7m ecologically-sustainable building, designed by the creators of The London Eye, Marks Barfield Architects, opened in 2007 and is only a short walk from the Town Square.

The Main Gallery and Upper Gallery host a variety of temporary exhibitions, these include art that is renowned locally, nationally and internationally, as well as loans from major museums and galleries. 

It is also home to Woking's Story, and the dedicated permanent exhibition delves into the rich history of the town.

Through interactive displays, oral history listening points and historic films, visitors can explore the town's past and gain a unique insight into the lives of its people. 

After a visit, the museum's gift shop offers an array of unique souvenirs and memorabilia for visitors to take home.


Location: The Lightbox is located on Chobham Rd, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Basingstoke Canal and Woking town centre.

Address: The Lightbox, Chobham Rd, Woking GU21 4AA

By Car: If you’re travelling by car plug The Lightbox postcode into your navigation (GU21 4AA).

Parking: The closest car park to The Lightbox is 'Brewery Road' car park, situated underneath the new WWF headquarters. A pedestrian footbridge over the Basingstoke Canal connects the car park to The Lightbox. Another nearby option is the 'Victoria Way' car park, located opposite The Lightbox.

From the 'Brewery Road' Car Park, visitors can reach The Lightbox by foot. They should exit the car park in the direction of the WWF Living Planet Centre and follow the path around until they reach the footbridge. After crossing the footbridge, they should turn left, and The Lightbox will be on their left-hand side.

From the ‘Victoria Way’ Car Park, visitors can also walk to The Lightbox. After leaving the car park on the ground floor (accessible by lift and stairs), they should turn right towards the town square. At Barclays Bank, they should make a right turn and continue forward, using the pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Way. The Lightbox's main entrance and courtyard will be on their right-hand side.


The Lightbox in Woking hosts a range of events all year round. 

Their program includes a diverse selection of cultural events that cater to everyone's interests, whether attending in person or virtually. 

From artist meet-ups to craft fairs, there are plenty of opportunities to engage and enjoy.


For those in need of a meal, Stretched & Fired at The Lightbox is a family-friendly eatery. 
It provides a special place where people can unwind, enjoy a meal, and socialise with their loved ones.

It specialises in delicious, authentic stone-baked pizzas, as well as tempting cakes and delectable desserts.


Check out all the relevant information on The Lightbox including opening times, events & much more HERE.


Q: Is the lightbox Woking free?
A: Entry to The Lightbox gallery and museum is free for general admission. This includes access to the Art Fund Prize Gallery, Woking's Story Museum, the shop, and the Stretched & Fired Café.

Q: Who is the architect of lightbox Woking?
A: The Lightbox was created in 2007 by Marks Barfield architects, known for their notable projects such as the London Eye and the treetop walkway at Kew Gardens. 

Visit The Lightbox while staying at Gorse Hill

Chobham Road GU21 4AA England