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Art Galleries in the UK

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

Shire Hall Gallery

Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford, Staffordshire

Market Square, Stafford


The Shire Hall Gallery is the largest venue in Staffordshire dedicated to the visual arts and crafts. Situated in a fascinating Grade II listed building formerly used as the Crown Court, the Shire Hall Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring a wide... more

Sherwin Gallery

Sherwin Gallery, 78 Hutton Road, Brentwood, Essex

78 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood


The Sherwin Gallery, home of Sherwin Fine Art was established in the early 1990s by William S Sherwin. There are fine paintings from the late 18th to the late 20th century, including landscapes, portraits, flora and fauna in both watercolours and... 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

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

Newport Museum & Art Gallery, John Frost Square, Newport (Gwent), Newport

John Frost Square, Newport (Gwent)


Newport Museum & Art Gallery is situated in a modern purpose built building and houses collections of British paintings, watercolours and contemporary prints. Displays include archaeology, local history along with objects and documents relating to... more

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil

Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil


Once home to the wealthy Crawshay family, this beautiful Georgian castellated mansion in Merthyr Tydfil is now the arty residence of many national treasures, most notably the works of Penry Williams, dubbed ‘the Welsh Turner’. Amongst the almost... more

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

The Crescent, Scarborough


Scarborough Art Gallery, situated in Scarborough’s Regency Crescent just off the town centre, houses the Borough’s fine art collection. Our Gallery spaces tell the story of the town and its various influences over the years through the wonderful... 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

Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex

9 North Pallant, Chichester


Pallant House Gallery is a unique gallery space combining an award-winning contemporary extension and Queen Anne townhouse, holding one of the best collections of moder British art in the world, including works by Peter Blake, Walter Sickert, Lucien... 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

Tate Britain

Tate Britain, Millbank, London, London

Millbank, London


Tate Britain holds the greatest collection of British art in the world, including works by Blake, Constable, Epstein, Gainsborough, Hockney, Moore, Stubbs and Turner. Also on display are modern and contemporary works by artists such as Lucian Freud,... 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

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

Buckinghamshire County Museum & The Roald Dahl Children´s Gallery

Buckinghamshire County Museum & The Roald Dahl Children´s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Church Street, Aylesbury


Buckinghamshire County Museum & The Roald Dahl Children´s Gallery, houses displays that cover the diverse natural, social and cultural history of Buckinghamshire. In addition to curriculum based interactive exhibitions for children, there is a... more

New Forest Museum & Visitor Centre

New Forest Museum & Visitor Centre, High Street, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

High Street, Lyndhurst


The New Forest Museum & Visitor Centre, situated in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, is the ideal location to visit for those looking to enjoy the New Forest, which has been designated one of Britain's areas of outstanding natural beauty. Adults and children... 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 Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow


After spending time in buzzing, urban Glasgow, it comes as rather a shock to find the world-famous Burrell Collection sitting in a woodland setting in the glorious Pollok Country Park. A quick cab ride from the centre of the city, this oasis of calm... more

Gainsborough´s House

Gainsborough´s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury


Gainsborough´s House: The birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727-88). Historic house dating back to the 16th century with an attractive walled garden. The outstanding collection, of Gainsborough´s paintings, drawings and prints, is shown together... more

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives


Maybe it’s the Tate St Ives’ location looking out across a sunny Cornwall bay but there’s something wonderfully unhurried and relaxing about a wander around this stunning collection of galleries in south west England. The calming effect starts with... more

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Mosley Street, Manchester


Manchester Art Gallery houses the city´s magnificent art collection. An oustanding Pre-Raphaelite collection and Gallery of Craft and Design, hosting a lively programme of exhibitions and events in stunning Victorian and contemporary surroundings.... more

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, London

St Martin's Place, London


The National Portrait Gallery, founded in 1856, is home to the largest collection of portraits in the world, with works dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. With over 1,000 portraits on display visitors can come face to face with the... more

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery, Muncipal Buildings, Falmouth, Cornwall

Muncipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth


Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the South West. Its permanent collection contains over 200 works by major British artists including Sir Frank Brangwyn, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Sir Alfred Munnings, Henry Scott Tuke... more

Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, London

Kensington Gardens, London


The Serpentine Gallery, situated in the heart of Kensington Gardens within a 1934 classical tea pavilion, was founded in 1970 by the Arts Council of Great Britain. It has established an international reputation for presenting pioneering exhibitions... more

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire

53 New Walk, Leicester


Sitting on Leicester’s splendid New Walk, a leafy, pleasant stroll from the Victoria Park area into the heart of the city, the New Walk Museum and Art gallery makes for a lovely tranquil spot to immerse yourself in everything from dinosaurs to the... 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

Gracefield Arts Centre

Gracefield Arts Centre, 29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries


From contemporary Scottish Art to the Glasgow Boys to the Kirkcudbright School, Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries is home to a wide range of wonderful pieces to appeal to all tastes. You will find more than 400 Scottish paintings here and there is an... more

Institute of Contemporary Arts

Institute of Contemporary Arts, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London, London

12 Carlton House Terrace, London


ICA is where you can see art from contemporary artists like Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen and Tracey Emin. Watch fascinating world cinema from directors like Wong Kar Wai, Jan Svankmajer and Jane Campion. Listen to talks by philosopher Anthony... 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

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon

Drake Circus, Plymouth


From archaeology, conservation and decorative art to maritime and city heritage and natural history, this museum is stuffed with treasures and finds donated by the good people of Plymouth since the end of the nineteenth century. Part of the permanent... more

Royal West of England Academy

Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol

Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol


The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent... more

Barbican Art Gallery

Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, London

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London


Based in the City of London and easily accessible from Hoxton and Whitechapel, the Barbican Art Gallery hosts everyone from acclaimed architects to Turner-prize-winning artists. Expect a series of exhibitions that encompass everything from pop art... more

DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery

DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham

Aykley Heads, Durham


The DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery is home to the treasures of The Durham Light Infantry, County Durham´s own regiment. It charts the history of the dli from 1758-1968 through the eyes of the soldiers who fought and their families back home. The... more

MK Gallery

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes


Thought Milton Keynes was famous only for its concrete cows? Then perhaps you should head for the MK Gallery, a fascinating art space that dissects the experience and living in the city through a series of exhibitions, talks and events. The gallery... more

Impressions Gallery

Impressions Gallery, 7 Aldermanbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire

7 Aldermanbury, Centenary Square, Bradford


Impressions Gallery opened in 1972 as one of the first specialist contemporary photography galleries in Europe. It is now established as a leading international exhibition space for photography and digital art. The gallery supports and promotes... 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

Bury Art Museum

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester

Moss Street, Bury


Bury Art Museum opened in 1901 thanks to the generosity of the children of local paper manufacturer Thomas Wrigley. To commemorate Queen Victoria´s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, they presented the town with their father´s art collection which included... more

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Beaumont Street, Oxford


You could spend days and days in the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, and still not see everything this Oxford treasure trove has to offer. Make a beeline for such gems as the lantern carried by gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes, a... 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

Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

William Brown Street, Liverpool


All the family are welcome at the Walker Art Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in Europe. Covering art from medieval times to the 21st century, the gallery is a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered. Get up close to Tudor portraits of... more

The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, London, London

Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, London


The Saatchi Gallery: The Gallery originally opened in March 1985 and its aim was to introduce new contemporary art, or art largely unseen in the UK, to a wider audience. Many of the artists were unknown when first exhibited and many have now been... more

Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

30 Pembroke Street, Oxford


With historic buildings and ancient traditions soaked into the very essence of the city, Modern Art Oxford is a refreshing blast of contemporary work. The space was founded in 1965 and is dedicated to modern visual art with a robust series of... more

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, The Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

The Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa


This award winning Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms has a fine art collection, an exhibition on the history of Royal Leamington Spa, cabinets of curiosities, gallery of interactive exhibits, Hammam (restored Turkish bath),... more

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, Dorset

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth


Victorian Merton Russell-Cotes must have loved his wife very much indeed – he built her an exotic seaside villa on a Bournemouth cliff top with stunning views just as a birthday gift. And the city of Bournemouth must be very glad he did as the house... 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

Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, London

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London


As part of London´s Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery, which opened in 1968, is one of London´s finest venues for large art exhibitions. There are no permanent exhibitions but the Gallery plays host to a large number of temporary shows of... more

Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House

Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City

University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow


Part of the University of Glasgow’s old and distinguished Hunterian Museum, The Hunterian Art Gallery is home to an outstanding collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Koninck, Chardin and Stubbs plus some spectacular paintings, pastels and prints by... more

The Gallery at Riverside

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Main Street, Rotherham


Get a sense of the rich local art scene at Rotherham Art Gallery, slap bang in the centre of town. Tour this purpose built building, recently refurbished to be part of the Riverside building, and admire its permanent exhibitions and an exciting... more

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent

St Faith's Street, Maidstone


At Maidstone and Bentlif Art Gallery you´ll find something for everyone - outstanding collections, special exhibitions, a shop and a café. Housed in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house, highlights include: A 2,500 year old Egyptian mummy, Maidstone´s... 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

Mercer Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Swan Road, Harrogate


There are some 2,000 works of art tucked inside the handsome Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate (built as the city's first spa building in 1806), mainly from the 19th and 20th century periods, which make for some very lively and entertaining... more

The Queen´s Gallery

The Queen´s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh


The Queen´s Gallery, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Exhibitions in 2006 include: Unfolding Pictures: Fans in the Royal Collection (9 Dec to 29 May 2006). This first exhibition of fans brings together over 80... more

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