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

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire

Little Elborow Street, Rugby


Rugby Art Gallery & Museum: See the remarkable Tripontium Collection of Roman artefacts and explore Rugby´s past in the Social History Museum. The Art Gallery hosts a series of changing temporary exhibitions, including the Rugby Collection of... 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

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

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

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

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

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Headrow, Leeds


Anyone who thinks you have to travel to London to see seminal collections, should head off to Leeds Art Gallery. This amazing venue in the Headrow in the city’s cultural quarter has a collection to rival anything in the capital and includes a... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beecroft Art Gallery

Beecroft Art Gallery, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea


Beecroft Art Gallery´s fine permenant collection of over 2,000 works includes 17th century paintings by artists such as Molenaer, Ruisdael and Berchem. Also a collection of 19th century artists including Rossetti, Constable, Edward Lear with a... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Compton Verney


Compton Verney offers a unique Art Gallery experience. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland, it houses art from around the world. Six permanent collections include: paintings from... more

Hatton Gallery

Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne


The Hatton Gallery opened in 1926 and is situated within the University of Newcastle. The permanent collections contains over 3500 works that includes paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, some dating from the 14th century. On display is the... 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Victoria Art Gallery

Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Bridge Street, Bath


Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and North East Somerset´s art gallery houses a substantial permanent collection. On display, in the recently refurbished Upper Gallery, are paintings by Gainsborough, Turner and Sickert, and many other leading artists from... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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