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. We have received many awards in recognition of our work, including winning the Art Fund Prize in 2008. For the full list of our achievements please click here.

The Lightbox was designed in 2007 by Marks Barfield architects who also built the London Eye, the treetop walkway at Kew Gardens, and more recently, a new ground-breaking attraction, the Brighton i360 observation tower.

Click here to take a 360 virtual tour of The Lightbox.

The building was purpose built to be a physically accessible space and it has level access, two accessible toilets and a lift that goes to all floors of the building. The Lightbox also has three disabled parking bays, Induction Loops, magnifying glasses and two wheelchairs available on request. Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

In 2008 The Lightbox won a RIBA National Award in recognition of its innovative design. The judges were particularly impressed with the architect’s commitment to energy conservation. All the major gallery spaces have been engineered for assisted natural ventilation and humidity control.

In 2016 the gallery and museum was awarded a Green Silver Tourism Award in recognition of its sustainable energy practices. This includes solar panels on the roof, monitoring energy usage to ensure maximum efficiency, recycling all possible waste materials, encouraging people to use public transport and sourcing locally when possible for both our Shop and our Café.

Families can learn more about our Building by following our Love Architecture Building Trail.