We are thrilled to announce that The Lightbox is now open to the public once again. Thanks to your help, over the past month, we've been able to raise more than half of our fundraising goal. 

This is hugely appreciated but we still need more funds to ensure that our community programmes, for those that would not ordinarily be able to access arts and heritage services, can restart with us as strong as ever.

We are committed to improving the wellbeing and quality of life of our community and we have continued to do so throughout our closure. Like many galleries and museums, our charity has been very financially hard-hit by the current crisis. If you are able to offer further support please consider pre-paying your membership, making a donation or having a "virtual coffee" with Seasons Café online.

When we reopen social distancing measures will be in place throughout the building. To ensure the safety of all visitors, staff and volunteers, we have installed Perspex screens at Reception and in the Café, provided masks and visors to staff and volunteers and signage will indicate flow routes in some areas of the building. Additional cleaning provisions have also been put in place as well as extra cleaning staff. We will be operating under usual opening hours alongside Seasons Café & Kitchen, who will also have safety measures in place. 

Our safety measures follow the recommended guidelines and we have been awarded the ‘Good To Go’ Visit England seal of approval for reopening. 

We will be limiting numbers in our galleries to ensure your safety. For Main and Upper Gallery exhibitions we advise that all visitors, including Members, should pre-book to secure their space. Slots will be released a week in advance every Monday morning.

Lucy Gregory (b. 1994), Images Have Legs, 2018, kinetic sculpture activated by audience participation © Lucy Gregory. Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection
Lucy Gregory (b. 1994), Images Have Legs, 2018, kinetic sculpture activated by audience participation © Lucy Gregory. Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection

Redressing the Balance: Women Artists from The Ingram Collection will explore the ideas and narratives behind paintings, sculptures films and installations by female artists, as part of an ongoing mission to address the imbalance of female representation in galleries, exhibitions and collections. Key figures in the history of Modern British Art, such as Laura Knight, Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink, will feature alongside emerging and established contemporary artists including Lucy Gregory, Chloe Wing Chow and Tahmina Negmat.

Ceri Richards (1903-1971) Girl at the Piano, 1960, Watercolour and Gouache © The estate of Ceri Richards. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019

The Ingram Collection: The Art of Watercolour will explore the rich source of inspiration that artists have gained from working in the medium of watercolour. Bold experiments, subtle hues and deftness of hand will be reflected through the work of Edward Burra, Ceri Richards and Eileen Agar on the walls of this Upper Gallery exhibition.

From the series Stay Home Superheroes, 2020 © Jo de Magneval

In the Art Fund Prize Gallery, portrait photographer Jo de Magneval captures the essence of this historic and challenging time, through a series of photographs that celebrate families and the windows to their worlds. Stay Home Superheroes by Jo de Magneval documents each family’s story, bringing the images to life and allowing us all to reflect on what was, and is, important in life.

Due to the high number of interactive elements in Woking's Story it is not currently safe to open this space under current guidelines. This will be reviewed regularly. We apologise for any disappointment.

We look forward to welcoming you back.