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Art Galleries in the UK

Included below are Art galleries in the UK, such as Holburne Museum of Art. Many of the paintings, sculptures and drawings found in the Art Galleries are of international importance, many have regularly changing exhibitions.

Holburne Museum of Art

Holburne Museum of Art, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Great Pulteney Street, Bath


Holburne Museum is a beautiful building in its own grounds at the top of the most impressive street in Georgian England. It houses Bath´s most exciting display of fine and decorative art assembled around the collection of Bath resident Sir William... more

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich


The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspirational public art museum where you can see outstanding world and modern European art for free.The Centre, which opened in 1978 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, is a world-class... more

South London Gallery

South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London, London

65 Peckham Road, London


South London Gallery opened in 1891 with an aim `to bring contemporary art to the working people of South London´. The Gallery, has an international reputation for its challenging programme of contemporary art exhibitions, live art and off-site... more

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff


Set within the elegant civic centre in Cardiff, the National Museum houses the country’s archaeology, art, geology and natural history collection – and it’s all free to view. In the art galleries you’ll find work from some of the world’s most famous... more

Ascot Studios

Ascot Studios, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Lancashire

Bee Mill, Preston Road, Ribchester


Showcasing local, national and international artists, Ascot Studios in Ribchester in the Ribble Valley, Lancs, is one of the leading independent art galleries in Britain. It is housed in a converted industrial north light building with high ceilings... more

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Royal Exchange Square, 361 Wellshot Road, Glasgow


The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow, sits in a neo-classical, pillared building in Exchange Square, once the hub of commercial activity in the city and now the pulse of 20th and 21st century artistic endeavour. Just a stone’s throw from the... more

Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery

Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Astley Park, Chorley, Lancashire

Astley Park, Chorley


Dating back to the 1570s, Astley Hall in Chorley is surrounded by the beautiful Astley Park with its woodland, lake and Victorian walled garden. Inside, the museum and gallery house more than 330 works of art (by the likes of Paul Nash and Graham... more

Stockport Art Gallery

Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Road, Stockport, Cheshire

Wellington Road, Stockport


Stockport Art Gallery houses a permanent display of Stockport's fine art collection. There is also an extensive programme of exhibitions and events.... more

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery, Coliseum, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth


The Ceredigion Museum and Gallery first opened its doors in 1982 and sits inside Aberyswyth’s Coliseum building, a particularly unusual building built in 1904 as a theatre. Inside the museum and gallery, the curators have attempted to deepen... more

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife

War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy


A hub for culture and arts in the Kirkcaldy area, the Kirkcaldy Galleries features a museum, art gallery, library, family history room and lovely café overlooking the war memorial gardens in the town. Thanks to a £2.5 million revamp that has included... more

The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Castle Lane, Bedford


Sitting in the pleasant castle quarter of Bedford on the north side of the Ouse, The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum reopened after extensive work in the summer of June 2013 to combine the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery.... more

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Argyle Street, Glasgow


Since re-opening in 2006 following refurbishment, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. There are over 8,000 objects on display in 22 themed galleries, with everything from fine and decorative arts through... more

The Burton Art Gallery & Museum

The Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon

Kingsley Road, Bideford


The Burton Art Gallery & Museum was originally opened by local businessman Thomas Burton and his friend, artist Hubert Coop in 1951, in memory of Burton´s daughter Mary. After major refurbishment in 1994, the building now has three exhibition areas,... more

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main Street, Ambleside, Cumbria

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside


Once you’ve visited Hill Top, where the prolific children's author lived, pop over to the Beatrix Potter Gallery near Ambleside where you can enjoy an exhibition of her original drawings and watercolours, so familiar from some of her books... more

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton


Sitting in the beating heart of the buzzy city centre in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a cornucopia of fabulous art, from 20th century furniture, glass and textiles to jewellery, ceramics and earthenware. Explore... more

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Merseyside

Port Sunlight Village, Lower Road, Wirral


Businessman, philanthropist and art lover William Hesketh Lever is the reason the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral exists. The founder of the Lever Brothers soap empire, he became a very rich man and spent some of his fortune on collecting art... more

Bronze Age Art Foundry & Limehouse Gallery

Bronze Age Art Foundry & Limehouse Gallery, 272 Island Row, London, London

272 Island Row, Limehouse, London


Limehouse Gallery is affiliated with Bronze Age Sculpture Foundry, which has been in operation since 1989 on the Limehouse Basin. Our shared premises and partnership form a unique relationship between viewing sculpture in a gallery setting, next to... more

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Whitechapel Art Gallery, 80/82 Whitechapel High Street, London, London

80/82 Whitechapel High Street, London


The Whitechapel Art Gallery is London´s most prestigious independent gallery and has been at the cutting-edge of art for one hundred years. It was the first public gallery dedicated to temporary art exhibitions and it has held significant shows of... more

Guildford House Gallery

Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

155 High Street, Guildford


Guildford House Gallery fascinating 17th century Grade I listed town house located on the High Street. It houses Guildford House gallery: a changing exhibition space offering a varied programme of art and craft shows, workshops and talks; a craft... more

The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London, London

Somerset House, Strand, London


The Courtauld Gallery has one of the most important and best-loved collections in the country, including world-famous Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. It was established in 1932 by Samuel Courtauld and is now housed in the elegant... more

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness, Highland

Castle Wynd, Inverness


Sitting beneath the looming grandeur of the town's castle, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery manages to find a coherent narrative between the context of the area and the wider world, weaving together local and international history. The art and... more

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield


With works by LS Lowry and Henry Moore headlining, Huddersfield Art Gallery is a great place to while away a morning or afternoon in the company of some of the best British artists of the 20th century. The gallery, on the second floor of the town... more

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, London

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London


The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover sparkling jewellery, stunning sculpture, beautiful paintings, outstanding photographs,... more

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Gallery Walk, Wakefield


With Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore local to the area, it’s little wonder that Wakefield’s The Hepworth Gallery is an impressive space for showcasing its important collection of 19th and 20th century art. Set in an early Victorian townhouse,... more

Hull University Art Collection

Hull University Art Collection, The University of Hull, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull


The University of Hull Art Collection specialises in paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints produced in Britain between 1890 and 1940. Included are works by Beardsley, Sickert, Steer, Lucien Pissarro, John, Peploe, Spencer, Wyndham Lewis and Ben... more

Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne


This small but important gallery on Newcastle’s New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The... more

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent


The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is the home of the world´s finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, including the National Minton Collection. Discover the story of Stoke-on-Trent´s people, products and landscapes through imaginative displays... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

Castle Street, Carlisle


Tullie House Museum has refurbished two of its permanent galleries to improve the display of its nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This exciting development incorporates new interpretation including an innovative multimedia... more

Southampton City Art Gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton


Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the south of England, internationally renowned for its collection of contemporary works by British artists. The collection numbers over 3500 works, and spans 600 years of European art... more

The Atkinson

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside

Lord Street, Southport


The Atkinson is a multi-art form venue slap bang in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. This renovated 19th century building provides a platform for music, literature, poetry, theatre, art and history and hosts some of the country’s most talented... more

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Wirral, Merseyside

Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral


Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is a large purpose-built art gallery, opened in 1928 housing the vast majority of Wirral´s collection of artistic and historical wonders. Permanent displays include Victorian oil paintings, Liverpool porcelain and... more

McLean Museum & Art Gallery

McLean Museum & Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock, Inverclyde

15 Kelly Street, Greenock


The McLean Museum & Art Gallery was founded in 1876 by James McLean, the permanent displays include a collection of objects of ancient and modern local and foreign history. Displays feature the engineer James Watt with ship and engine models, local... more

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, London, London

Guildhall Yard, London


Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre: Discover the art collection of the City of London Corporation and visit Guildhall Yard, a tranquil and historic square in the middle of the City. The Gallery was established in 1886 as, 'a... more

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a grade II listed building in the heart of the city, its status as one of Britain’s most important museums underlined by its prominent position. Opened in 1885 and now with more than 40 galleries for... more

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire

High Street, Paisley


The Paisley Museum & Art Galleries is home to the world´s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, a selection of which are always on display. Museum staff demonstrate the weaving techniques on reproductions of the original Jacquard looms used in the... more

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol

Queens Road, Bristol


Bristol Museum and Art Gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects. There is a choice of 20 galleries over 3 floors full of spectacular collections of regional, national and international importance. Some of the treasures include... more

Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Mound, Edinburgh


The National Gallery of Scotland was opened in 1859, and houses Scotland´s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints dating from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century. The collection of over 20000 items includes works by... more

The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House

The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House, Chesterfield Walk, London, London

Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London


Home to the magnificent `Wernher Collection´, Rangers House, an 18th century red brick villa, housing over 700 works of art, all purchased by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher, for whom collecting was a passion. On display are Old Masters by... more

City Art Centre

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

2 Market Street, Edinburgh


If you plan to visit Edinburgh or are a resident in this beautiful old city, the City Art Centre near Waverley Railway Station is a great way to orientate yourself with the artistic history and heritage of the Scottish capital. With a massive... more

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Shirehall, Norwich, Norfolk

Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich


There probably isn’t a more child-friendly castle in Britain than Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery so if you’ve kids to consider when planning a day out, this one’s a cracker. Built by the Normans as a royal palace some 900 years ago, this grand... more

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall

Penlee Park, Morrab Road, Penzance


Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, is an elegant gallery set within a Victorian house and park. Best known for its permanent collection of paintings by artists of the ´Newlyn School´ and Lamorna Group. There are regular changing exhibitions... more

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Ocean Road, Blandford Square, South Shields


South Shields Museum & Gallery explores local history during the life and times of famous author Catherine Cookson, as well as examining how the natural landscape has shaped the history of the area. In the Catherine Cookson Gallery exhibits include... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a magnificent building housing Scotland´s finest collection of 20th and 21st century paintings, sculpture and graphic art. Highlights include works by Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Sickert and Hockney and a... more

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham


Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool


Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London. Housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock, one of the finest groups of nineteenth-century industrial buildings anywhere. Home of... more

Dick Institute

Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock


Take a trip to the lovely old Victorian building that is the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock to discover some of East Ayrshire’s hidden treasures. There are temporary and permanent exhibitions over two floors, catering to all manner of interests. On the... more

The Wilson

The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham


Arts and Crafts fans should make a bee line for The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum where a nationally-important collection of the movement is to be found. Think wonderful period furniture, textile, ceramics, carvings, silver and jewellery.... more

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Towneley Holmes Road, Burnley, Lancashire

Towneley Holmes Road, off Todmorden Road, Burnley


Towneley Hall was the home of the Towneley family for over 500 years until 1902. Displays include oil and watercolour paintings, studio pottery, Royal Lancastrian Pilkington Pottery, regional oak furniture. The Hall contains fine period rooms,Great... more

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Brunswick Road, Gloucester


Bring one of England’s most historical cities to life at the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, a recipient of heritage lottery funding, which now boasts a new lease of life and exciting interactive visitor experience. Home to some of the most... more

Shipley Art Gallery

Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead


The Shipley Art Gallery combines a dazzling display of jewellery, ceramics, textiles and furniture alongside stunning historical artworks. Over 700 breathtaking pieces by the county´s leading craft makers and a collection of paintings including Dutch... more

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