The Lightbox

Whether you're passionate about the arts and history, enjoy fun family activities, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax and think, you'll find it all at The Lightbox.

Woking's gallery and museum opened on September 15, 2007, and was designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of The London Eye. The 7m ecologically-sustainable building is a short walk from Woking Town Square, and sits alongside the Basingstoke Canal.

A huge range of temporary exhibitions are hosted in the double-height Main Gallery, and intimate Upper Gallery, and change every few months. These include art that is famous locally, nationally and internationally, as well as loans from major museums and galleries.

The building also houses Woking's Story, a permanent museum exploring the fascinating history of the town by theme, each of which has interactive displays and oral history listening points, where you can discover people's personal memories of life in the town and watch historic films. Afterwards, why not browse for a special gift or memento of your visit in the gift shop?

The gallery's new canal-side cafe and wine bar, Palette, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm, and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm. The cafe is also open Friday evenings from 5pm until late, serving wine and great bistro-style food.

Visitors with disabilities and families with young children will find the building easy to use, as it has been designed to be one of the most accessible cultural venues in the South East.

The Lightbox is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. For more information, please visit The Lightbox website or phone 01483 737800 to find out what's on.