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Art Galleries in the UK

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

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

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

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

Hull University Art Collection

Hull University Art Collection, The University of Hull, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull


This small outstanding University of Hull Art Collection specialises in paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints produced in Britain between 1890 and 1940. Included are works by Beardsley, Sickert, Steer, Lucien Pissarro, John, Spencer, Wyndham... 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

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

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

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

Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection, Hertford House, London, London

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London


Both a national museum and the finest private art collection ever assembled by one family. It was bequeathed to the nation by Sir Richard Wallace´s widow in 1897 and is displayed on three floors of Hertford House. Unsurpassed collections of French... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The Lloyd Gill Gallery

The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Lee House, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Lee House, 13 Beaconsfield Road, Weston-super-Mare


Established in August 2007. The Lloyd Gill Gallery has gone from strength to strength presenting and selling at a high standard, yet maintaining affordable Contemporary Fine Art. The gallery is situated in the picturesque Town of Weston-Super-Mare... 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

South London Gallery

South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London, London

65 Peckham Road, London


South London Gallery opened in 1891 with an aim `to bring contemporary art to the working people of South London´. The Gallery, has an international reputation for its challenging programme of contemporary art exhibitions, live art and off-site... 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

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

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

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

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Lister Park, Bradford


Set your sights on Bradford’s civic art gallery, Cartwright Hall, and you’ve a full day of art and relaxation in store. Not only does this grand hall contain contemporary exhibitions on the ground floor, with four permanent galleries displaying works... more

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, London

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London


The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover sparkling jewellery, stunning sculpture, beautiful paintings, outstanding photographs,... 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

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

Borough Museum & Art Gallery

Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Brampton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Brampton Road, Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme


Local museums do a great service in preserving the history of their towns and Borough Museum and Art Gallery features exhibitions that talk about the Newcastle-Under-Lyme stretching back 2000 years. Tucked away in Brampton Park a half mile away from... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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