Group Visits

Visit The Lightbox for an inspiring day out

A group visit to The Lightbox includes a tour of your choice, the option of refreshments on arrival and a selection of delicious lunch packages to be enjoyed in our canal-side Café. Time can also be built in to explore the range of exhibitions on show. Complete your visit by browsing for that special gift or souvenir in our wonderful Gift Shop which stocks a range of unique gifts, including handmade jewellery, glass and ceramics by local designer-makers. To make your shopping experience just that little bit better, groups are also offered a 10% discount on selected items in the Gift Shop.

Groups are priced at just £5.00 per person (minimum group size of 8 people). This includes a day pass to visit all of our exhibitions, a tour of your choice and full support in coordinating your visit both before and on the day. Or if you pay just £3.00 extra per person, your group's day passes will be upgraded to an Annual Pass to The Lightbox that will be valid for all our exhibitions for a whole year. The Lightbox is an ideal venue to visit with a group, and we will work with you to create a bespoke itinerary to devise the perfect day.

“Last Wednesday's trip was an absolutely fantastic day. As always it was an absolutely brilliant visit and every single service user loved it, everyone is made to feel so welcome and included and no problem is too big for you and the gallery so thank you so much. As soon as we came back to the day service everyone was hugely inspired and motivated to create art works they'd never thought of before the trip.

Audleys Resource Service, Basingstoke

To book a group visit or to discuss your requirements please call 01483 737804 or email There are four tours on offer which are outlined below.

‘Insight into The Lightbox’ tour:

Gain a fascinating insight into the design and architecture of The Lightbox, which is designed by the architects of The London Eye, Marks Barfield, and explore the prestigious Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. The Ingram Collection is an exemplary showcase of work by British artists, including Anthony Caro, Eduardo Paolozzi, Elisabeth Frink and Barbara Hepworth. While The Lightbox itself is a perfect example of environmentally responsive design, which is complemented by our state-of-the art neighbours, The Living Planet Centre.

‘Exhibition’ tours:

Choose from a wide range of exhibitions hosted in our three stunning gallery spaces and discover the stories behind the exhibitions. Please click here to find out more about upcoming exhibitions.

‘Heritage’ tours:

Discover the fascinating history of Woking in our interactive museum, ‘Woking’s Story’. From the coming of the railway to the building of the UK’s first purpose-built mosque, there is much to discover about the history of our town. You can also go behind the scenes and delve into our Research Room.

Tours for groups with special needs:

The Lightbox is dedicated to providing friendly and knowledgeable group tours for individuals with special needs. We welcome any enquiries about group tours and will work with you to create a rewarding experience for all members of your group. All areas of the building including the galleries, Café and Gift Shop are fully accessible. The Lightbox has disabled parking at the rear of the building that can be reserved for blue badge holders. Parking is also available for minibuses. The nearest public car park is Brewery Road which is located underneath the new WWF headquarters, a pedestrian footbridge over the Basingstoke Canal leads from the car park to The Lightbox.

Joint tours with New Victoria Theatre:

Enjoy a guided tour around The Lightbox’s latest exhibition along with a light lunch, followed by a matinee performance at the New Victoria Theatre, all included in the one price. Situated a stones throw from each other, these venues offer an excellent value package deal for groups of 8+. So bring your friends and family along for a cultural outing all wrapped up in one!

Find out more about joint tours with New Victoria Theatre 

To find out more or to arrange a group tour please email or call 01483 737809.


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