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

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

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

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex

Chapel Road, Worthing


Worthing Museum & Art Gallery was opened in 1908, this beautiful Edwardian building is home to a fascinating collection of toys and costume that is amongst the largest in the country. Also on display is a collection of fine and decorative art, with... 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

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

The Lowry

The Lowry, Pier 8, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester


A formidable arts venue for Salford Quays in north-west England, The Lowry Museum and Art Gallery showcases work from some of the most respected talents in the UK and worldwide. On permanent display are works by celebrated Manchester artist LS Lowry... 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

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

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

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Warrington, Cheshire

Museum Street, Warrington


Travel through time and around the world at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, one of the oldest municipal museums in the country. Opened in 1857, much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets... 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

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

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

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

New Art Centre

New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Roche Court, Salisbury


Sculpture Park and education centre, where work is shown inside and out providing a survey of sculpture for the enjoyment of the public.... more

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent

18 High Street, Canterbury


From ancient Egyptian artefacts to objects from history originating in the east Kent area, the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in the heart of the city of Canterbury is stuffed with wonderful exhibits. Archaeologists have been exploring the... more

The Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

45 Market Street, Edinburgh


The Fruitmarket Gallery is situated in one of the world´s most beautiful cities, and is an acclaimed international art space, which has operated as a contemporary gallery since 1974. The Gallery shows a programme of exciting, thought-provoking... 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

Peter Scott Gallery

Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster University, Lancaster


The Peter Scott Gallery presents a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and associated events. The gallery is located on Lancaster University Campus and houses the University´s International Art Collection. The University´s stunning collection... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kettle´s Yard

Kettle´s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Castle Street, Cambridge


Kettle´s Yard is a house with a permanent collection that was founded by Jim Ede, once a curator at the Tate Gallery, and was intended as a `refuge of peace and order, of the visual arts and music´. Works of art on display include works by Ben and... 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

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, Lancashire

Market Square, Preston


There’s nothing quite like having a wonder around the local museum to get a feel for a town and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston is no exception. Its wealth of information about the people, places, history and economy of the area is a... 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

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

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

Fisherton Mill

Fisherton Mill, 108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire

108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury


Set within the medieval city of Salisbury, Fisherton Mill houses the South of England's largest independent Art Gallery. The Gallery exhibits work by leading artists, sculpture and furniture makers and the Gallery Shop displays glassworks, ceramics,... 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

The Queen´s Gallery

The Queen´s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, London

Buckingham Palace, London


The Queen´s Gallery, situated adjacent to Buckingham Palace, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions of magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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