Old Courthouse Gallery

Old Courthouse Gallery, Ambleside: Hours, Address, Old Courthouse Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Old Courthouse Gallery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Established in 1994, the Old Courthouse Gallery, Ambleside has become one of the leading independent contemporary arts galleries in the North of England. Occupying three floors within an historic building, the bright and welcoming gallery showcases the best arts and crafts in the Lakes and in Britain today. A range of media are featured in the gallery including wall art, wood/furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery, ensuring a deep and high quality range of pieces for the serious collector or the person looking for the ideal gift or memento.
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5.0
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Paul Mason
5 contributions
Beautiful gallery
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a beautiful gallery, spacious and airy.
The staff were so helpful when we went inside informative and knowledgeable. We bought a beautiful bespoke vase which was more than reasonably priced, the vase just what we wanted. The gallery is a joy to have a wander around, with stunning pieces ...really spolit for choice! We will be back as spotted some beautiful things, such a nice atmosphere too, very relaxing.
Written 29 August 2021
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Thank you S5566AXpaulm for taking the time to review our gallery. It makes us so proud when we receive such positive feedback about the gallery, our team and the wonderful items we have on display. Really pleased you are happy with your purchase and hope it has taken pride of place in your home. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Ambleside!
Written 10 September 2021
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Duncan P
Caterham, UK541 contributions
Friendly gallery
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely gallery in the heart of Ambleside. It has a large variation of media with glass, wood acrylic and many others. The prices are varied with items to suit most budgets.

Friendly staff and something for all to admire and may be buy!
Written 30 November 2019
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Thank you DuncanP_12 for your kind review of the Old Courthouse Gallery. We are delighted you had an enjoyable experience. We are very proud of our gallery and the artists we showcase. Thank you also for your kind words about our team - we are very proud of them all. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Written 1 December 2019
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Ali G
Canterbury, UK54 contributions
Very interesting
Nov 2019
Some beautiful pieces of art at affordable prices. A must place to visit for unusual gifts or one off pieces of art.
Written 29 November 2019
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Thank you Ali G for taking the time to review the Old Courthouse Gallery and giving us the top rating! We strive to offer the best in contemporary British art and craft for our customers to enjoy. There are new pieces arriving all the time so there is always something different on display. We look forward to welcoming you again!
Written 1 December 2019
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Steve T
Alston, UK533 contributions
What a Gallery Should Be Like
Sep 2019
A beautiful experience all round. Spacious and airy. A lot to see and peruse on a closer scale. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Written 12 September 2019
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Thank you PrimalSteve for taking the time to review the Old Courthouse Gallery. We are delighted you had an enjoyable experience. We are very proud of our gallery and the artists we showcase. Thank you also for your kind words about our team - we are lucky to have them. Hope you will visit us again!
Written 14 September 2019
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davo1958
Hexham, UK260 contributions
A must visit
Feb 2019 • Couples
Everytime we go to Ambleside, we visit the Gallery. It is almost a ritual !!
Some fantastic art work always on display
Written 6 February 2019
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Thank you davo1958 for taking the time to review the Old Courthouse Gallery. We are delighted to hear that you always pay us a visit when you are in Ambleside. There are new pieces arriving all the time so we look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 7 February 2019
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candirisk
cheshire237 contributions
Wonderful place to visit and such welcoming and helpful staff
Sep 2018 • Solo
I went up to Ambleside specifically to visit the Old Courtyard Gallery as they were hosting an exhibition of Daniel Cooper's work. As expected , this was superb. But what was unexpected was the gallery itself. What a wonderful space. It is such an interesting and imaginative building with treasures around every corner. The works are displayed carefully and not squashed together so they can be fully appreciated. The staff were helpful without being pushy. There when you needed them but happy to give you time and space to browse. AND it is dog friendly. I came home with a beautiful piece of sculpture by Mark Smith and the longing for a table by Tim Atkinson. I will most certainly return.
Written 24 September 2018
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Thank you candirisk for taking the time to review the Old Courthouse Gallery. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and that Daniel's exhibition was worth the trip! Thank you also for your kind words about our team at the gallery - we are very proud of them all. We love dogs so they are always welcome :-) We look forward to you visiting us again.
Written 27 September 2018
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Alpal
Melbourne, Australia132 contributions
Brilliant gallery
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is one gallery not to miss. It comprises 3 floors of artwork of many kinds. The woodwork is outstanding with a number of highly skilled and well-known artisans contributing. Handmade jewelry, porcelain and ceramic work, paintings and a range of other unusual artwork is displayed and for sale. Everything in this gallery is outstanding and of the highest quality but at very reasonable prices. I understand this gallery has existed for 20+ years and it's a pleasure to visit with the staff very friendly and accomodating. There is something for everyone here.
Written 5 September 2018
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Wow Alan H, what a lovely review. We couldn't have put it better ourselves! We are very proud of our gallery, our team and the artists we showcase. Delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Written 7 September 2018
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keith178
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK4 contributions
Art for all
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Old Courthouse Gallery has such a variety of beautiful things from jewellery to ceramics, paintings, furniture and glass. We have been coming for a very long time and the present owners have maintained the good taste and quality. They were exceptionally helpful in ordering a specific glass bowl for us and we are thrilled with our purchase.
Written 13 July 2018
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Thank you keith178 for taking the time to review the Old Courthouse Gallery. We really do aim to provide "Art for all" with our extensive family of artists who offer a wide range of artwork to suit all tastes. We are delighted you were happy with the service you received and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 15 July 2018
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Mintcake58
Liverpool, UK1,552 contributions
This is one time you’ll be glad you’re up in court!
Mar 2018 • Solo
I just love this gallery, set in the heart of pretty Ambleside. They sell a wide range of quality artwork, created by a host of talented, contemporary artists and there is something to suit most pockets. Staff are pleasant and helpful.
Written 29 May 2018
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Thank you Howi58 for taking the time to review the Old Courthouse Gallery. We especially like the title of your review! Thank you also for your kind words about our team at the gallery - we are very proud of them all. There are new pieces arriving all the time so we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 31 May 2018
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pmh20182018
London, UK1 contribution
A very interesting and well presented gallery
Feb 2018 • Solo
OCG has a very interesting and varied selection of works, and their large upstairs gallery space lends itself very well to their display of beautiful paintings. The staff are enthusiastic and ready to offer helpful advice. It is definintely worth visiting if you are in Ambleside.
Written 5 March 2018
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Thank you pmh20182018 for your lovely review of the Old Courthouse Gallery and especially your kind words about our team at the gallery. We are very proud of them all. There are new pieces arriving all the time so we look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 6 March 2018
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Old Courthouse Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00