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Art Galleries in the UK

Included below are Art galleries in the UK, such as Penlee House Gallery & Museum. 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

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Elmfield House, Honiton, Devon

Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton


East Devon’s award-winning public art gallery is well known for its acclaimed programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions. It features both emerging and established South West artists together with solo shows of nationally and internationally... 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

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

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal


Built in 1759, Abbot Hall in Kendal started life as a family home but over the centuries fell into disrepair and has been used for everything from a nursery to a bank. A grade II listed building in great danger of falling apart, it was saved by a... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hull University Art Collection

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

The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull


The 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, Peploe, Spencer, Wyndham Lewis and Ben... 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

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

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

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

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

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Argyle Street, Glasgow


Since re-opening in 2006 following refurbishment, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. There are over 8,000 objects on display in 22 themed galleries, with everything from fine and decorative arts through... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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