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Art Galleries in the UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gallery at Riverside

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Main Street, Rotherham


Get a sense of the rich local art scene at Rotherham Art Gallery, slap bang in the centre of town. Tour this purpose built building, recently refurbished to be part of the Riverside building, and admire its permanent exhibitions and an exciting... 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

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

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

Peter Scott Gallery

Peter Scott Gallery, Live at LICA, Lancaster, Lancashire

Live at LICA, Great Hall Complex, 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... 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

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

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

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

The Crescent, Scarborough


Scarborough Art Gallery, situated in Scarborough’s Regency Crescent just off the town centre, houses the Borough’s fine art collection. Our Gallery spaces tell the story of the town and its various influences over the years through the wonderful... 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

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

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

National Gallery

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, London

Trafalgar Square, London


Situated in London´s Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery´s stunning collection of Western European paintings spans the period from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Discover inspiring art by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian,... 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

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

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

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

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

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, London, London

Guildhall Yard, London


Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre: Discover the art collection of the City of London Corporation and visit Guildhall Yard, a tranquil and historic square in the middle of the City. The Gallery was established in 1886 as, 'a... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perth Museum & Art Gallery

Perth Museum & Art Gallery, George Street, Perth, Perth & Kinross

George Street, Perth


Perth Museum & Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums in Britain on the site of a former Dominican friary in the centre of the City of Perth. The collections include fine and applied art, archaeology, photography and human and natural history. In... 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

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Guildhall Road, Northampton


The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery houses Northampton´s famous collection of boots and shoes, the largest in the world. The displays show the history of shoemaking and how fashions have changed over a hundred years, with examples that include... more

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent


The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is the home of the world´s finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, including the National Minton Collection. Discover the story of Stoke-on-Trent´s people, products and landscapes through imaginative displays... 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

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

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