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Art Galleries in the UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull City Council, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hull City Council, Queen Victoria Square, Hull

From the Old Masters to lady Victorian painters, Ferens Art Gallery in Hull is packed with wonderful art work that spans 500 years. In gallery one and two you’ll find works from the 16th, 17th and 18th century including Frans Hals’ Portrait of a... 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

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

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

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, London

Gallery Road, Dulwich, London

Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed by Sir John Soane, opened in 1814 and is the oldest public gallery in Britain. The magnificent collection of masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, Rubens, Canaletto, Gainsborough and many... 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

Bolton Library and Museum Services

Bolton Library and Museum Services, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Le Mans Crescent, Bolton

For a fun family day out and inspiration for all, Bolton's Museums and Libraries are the place to go. If you haven't already visited, the new 'Bolton Lives' gallery tells the story of Bolton and the impact of the town's rich and varied history on the... 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

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton

Established in 1884, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is an award-winning hands-on art gallery situated in Wolverhampton town centre. The Gallery has substantial collections of both Contemporary Art and sumptuous displays of Victorian and Georgian... 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

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham

The phrase hidden gem must surely apply to the Barber Institute of Fine Art in leafy Edgebaston, a few miles from Birmingham city centre. An Art Deco delight of a building, inside the architectural style continues with furniture from the period. And... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh

Underlining why Auld Reekie is such a major cultural destination, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s Modern Two gallery sits 15 minutes from Princes Street in Edinburgh in gorgeous parkland and contains a fascinating exploration of the... more

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


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

Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery

Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd

Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor

This is Gwynedd´s only general museum which displays and cares for the Bangor University collection and the collections of Gwynedd Council Museum Service. The Museum collections are varied and include items of social history relating to Gwynedd,... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

The Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of The University of Edinburgh. Established in 1975, it is named after David Talbot Rice, Professor of Fine Art (1934-1972). Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland´s leading public galleries of... more

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