Galleries near you
As autumn closes in, we could all do with a bit of cultural escapism... not to mention some shelter from the weather! This weekend, why not indulge in some indoor culture at a gallery near you? We've picked our top ten, but scroll down to find more galleries in your area.
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A trip to the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth offers a lot more than just art; its venue is an eclectic and highly unusual exhibit in itself. A combination of Italianate villa and Scottish Baronial architecture, East Cliff Hall looks out over a cliff-top as well as its beautiful grounds, which include a Japanese garden
With exhibitions spread over five floors, the Baltic in Gateshead is a beautiful renovation of an old flour mill, which boasts a fantastic view over the River Tyne. It also has a dedicated area for children, plenty of activities for families, and a lovely rooftop café
The Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park (featured in our 10 Reasons to Live in Wandsworth) is housed in a distinctive four-story, Grade 1 listed Victorian tower overlooking the lake. Not just a stunning venue, Pump House has been recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for the provision of contemporary visual art
Right in the heart of Glasgow, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is set in the 100 year old commercial and business exchange building. Its exhibitions celebrate the influences and methods of Glasgow's vibrant artist community, promoting the common exchange of ideas and inspiration
Though you won't find production lines of biscuits <sigh>, the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle houses the UK's largest art, craft, and design gallery, so there is plenty else to oggle at
Ranger's House in Greenwich Park exhibits the Wernher Collection in an elegant Georgian villa. If you want to admire glittering jewels and treasures in a beautiful setting, this is the gallery for you
Spacex in central Exeter is internationally known for exhibiting some of the most daring contemporary works, whilst offering exciting and innovative hands-on activities for all ages
OVADA Gallery, run by the Oxford Visual Arts Development Centre, presents fascinating exhibitions in a semi-industrial, city-centre warehouse
Arc Gallery, Tottenham's floating contemporary art gallery (it's in a boat!), specialises in exhibitions of African artists whilst doubling as a cultural meeting place for seminars, poetry nights, and other creative activities
If you're looking to get creative yourself, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham offers an array of family workshops and fun days alongside its regular exhibitions
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