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Art Galleries in the UK

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

The Royal Holloway Collection

The Royal Holloway Collection, University of London, Egham, Surrey

University of London, Egham Hill, Egham


The Royal Holloway Collection, a collection of seventy-seven paintings was bought by Thomas Holloway between 1881 and 1883. This was the final touch to his endowment to a College for women founded in 1879.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Surrey Street, Sheffield


Tucked away above Sheffield’s Central Library sits the city’s Graves Gallery, an oasis of calm just yards from the tumult of the city centre traffic featuring Sheffield’s visual art collection. If you’ve visited this cool, tranquil space before you... 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

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Chequer Road, Doncaster


Whether you are in Doncaster visiting or live in the area, take a trip to the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery for a little context to the area. The museum is the home of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry exhibit which has its own section of... 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

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

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex

19 New Church Road, Hove


Hove Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a simply lovely Italianate Victorian villa which sits in a tranquil garden just off the busy New Church Road a two minute walk from the seafront. Once the home of a wealthy widow, then a place to house German... 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

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 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

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

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

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

Bodelwyddan Castle & Park

Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, Bodelwyddan Town, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire

Bodelwyddan Town, Bodelwyddan


Amid 260 acres of prime North Wales parkland, Bodelwyddan Castle is a national treasure trove of fabulous things. Its links to the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts in London means it displays... more

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh


Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the present day. This story is told through portraits of the people who shaped it and were connected with it, from royals... more

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham, Cultural Quarter, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham


Gallery Oldham is an award-winning building, opened in 2002. The art collection includes fine watercolours, oil paintings, photography and studio ceramics. The large social history collection represents the lives of local people, from the industrial... 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

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

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

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

Broad Street, Hereford


To get a grasp of the local history and heritage of Hereford, a trip to Hereford Museum & Art Gallery should be your first stop. Housed in a beautiful Victorian gothic building, it’s crammed with unique artefacts and fine and decorative art that have... 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

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford, Greater Manchester

Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford


Salford Museum and Art Gallery, a classic red brick Victorian edifice, began life as the UK’s first free library and this proud heritage of showcasing art to all continues to this day. Check out the work of local artists and photographers in the ever... 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

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

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

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Schoolhill, Aberdeen


Opened in 1885 and now the largest public gallery in northern Scotland, the attractive Aberdeen Art Gallery houses one of the best art collections in Britain featuring paintings, graphics and sculptures stretching as far back as the 15th century.... more

The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands

Gallery Square, Walsall


The New Art Gallery Walsall has The Garman Ryan Collection on permanent display. This was donated to the people of Walsall in 1973 by Lady Kathleen Garman, widow of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, and includes work by Picasso, Van Gogh, Modigliani and... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Chapel Gallery

Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire

East Street, Pembridge


Old Chapel Gallery is situated in a key position on the popular black and white tourist trail in the heart of rural North Herefordshire. Established by Yasmin Strube in 1989 in the setting of a fine Victoria Chapel, the Gallery has gone from strength... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Arundel Gate, Sheffield


Featuring fabulous art, design and craft in the heart of Sheffield, the Millennium Gallery showcases the city’s unique heritage, including the metalwork for which the city is so renowned. Subject matter is as varied as work from a modern soundscape... 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

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire

The Strand, Derby


From retrospectives on Lowry to critiquing local scriptwriters’ work, it’s all going on at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The museum, in the heart of the city, is home to some major national and international collections. Find out about the... more

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