Starting from 6 November 2019 Woking Borough Council works will begin near the back entrance of The Lightbox gallery and museum next to Chobham Road Bridge to install a new pedestrian and cycle footbridge spanning the Basingstoke Canal. The new bridge will unite the two sides of the canal towpath and once completed will mean that pedestrians and cyclists no longer need to cross the busy Chobham Road.

Please be aware that The Lightbox car park is required to facilitate the Woking Borough Council works and will therefore be closed to all vehicles for the duration of the works.  The Lightbox will remain open as usual and pedestrian access to the back visitor entrance of the building will be maintained throughout. The works are expected to be completed by summer 2020 when the car park will reopen.

Brewery Road is the closest pay and display car park, located underneath the WWF Headquarters on Brewery Road. Also close by is Victoria Way and the Peacock Centre car park.

For the duration of the works The Lightbox has three designated disabled parking spaces available at Brewery Road car park which volunteers and visitors are welcome to book in advance. If you would like to book a space, please call Reception on 01483 737837 or speak to a member of staff when visiting.

Group visits will be able to drop off outside Brewery Road car park. For more information on booking a group visit that requires a drop off please contact us on 01483 737800.

Alternatively, Blue Badge holders who live in the Borough of Woking can apply for a proximity card for free town centre parking. More details can be found on the Woking Borough Council website here


Image: Chobham Road Bridge - Artist Impression

During the construction of the new bridge, a short section of the towpath between The Living Planet Centre and Brook House Common will also be closed and a pedestrian and cyclist diversion route will be in place.

To view full details about the Woking Borough Council Chobham Road Bridge works, please visit their website

To contact Woking Borough Council planning department about the works please click here.


How to Find Us

By Train
Woking Station is a five minute walk from The Lightbox and just 25 minutes by train from London Waterloo. Just follow the sign posts through the town centre to find us. Cycle stands are available at The Lightbox.

By Car
The Lightbox is 15 minutes from the M25, exit at Junction 11. From the A3 southbound, exit at Chobham/Painshill, signposted A245. 

By Bus
Bus routes 436, 446, 48, 456, 592, 556 all stop at the Town Quay bus stop, next to The Lightbox on Victoria Way, opposite the theatre. Access to the stop is on the canal side by the WWF Living Planet Centre and Bedser Bridge. 

More detailed information on how to find us