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The Lightbox

Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA, United Kingdom | 01483737800 | Website

Venue Description

The Lightbox is an award-winning charitable arts and heritage organisation with a social purpose to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of its community. We strongly believe that art has the power to make you feel good and we strive to ensure that this philosophy is at the heart of everything we do. Our diverse cultural programme includes exhibitions featuring world-renowned artists, local heritage, talks and tours, social events and arts and crafts workshops for all ages. We also host special fundraising events. These raise money for our charitable ventures such as our Art and Wellbeing initiative which provides opportunities for those that would otherwise not be able to access arts and heritage services to take part in creative workshops, including free drop-in sessions for families. The programme also includes community workshops for those living with dementia and their carers, those affected by mental health issues, those in local care homes and hospices, and clients of the nearby homeless shelter. These programmes would not be possible without the support of our visitors. Whether you choose to become a Lightbox Member, attend a fundraising event, visit an exhibition, or simply buy something from our Shop, all profits feed back into the charity which means these valuable services are able to continue. Thank you for your support. The Lightbox is a registered charity no: 1073543.


Level Access _ There is level access from the main entrance to: – Seasons Cafe – Main Gallery – Woking's Story – Education Studio – Art Fund Prize Gallery – Upper Gallery – Shop/Reception – Main Entrance and Courtyard – Entrance from Disabled Parking Hearing • We have a hearing loop in Woking's Story, Main Gallery, Upper Gallery, Ambassador's Room (for bookable talks). Visual • Glass doors have contrast markings. Sensory Needs . We have a guide available for visitors with sensory needs . We have relaxed openings on the last Sunday of every month between 11:00am and 12:00pm. This is a quiet, calm hour in which people can explore the galleries. General • We have a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants. . Our Bloomberg Connects Guide provides audio labels for some objects in our collection.

Accessibility Guide

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Accessible Performances

We regularly run audio-described tours, have tactile resources and large print guides available and have some braille signage.

Awards List

2019/20 Commended for the Beautiful South Tourism Award – Access and Inclusivity 2019 Shortlisted for the Fantastic for Families Awards – Best Age-Friendly Welcome 2016 Visit England Green Tourism Award – Silver 2015 Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards finalist – Tea / Coffee Shop of the Year 2015 Highly Commended for Museums and Heritage Excellence Award – Best Customer Service 2014 Shortlisted for The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum of the Year Award 2014 Beautiful South Access for All Award - Silver 2012 Big Society Award 2009 Small Visitor Attraction Award of the Year – Gold 2009 Leisure & Tourism Award 2008/09 Small Business Award 2008 Winner of the Art Fund Prize Museum of the Year Award 2005 Art Plus Award for Art in Public Places


There are accessible toilets on both the ground and first floor.


Some of our staff have disability awareness training.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Braille
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking

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