Bear Steps Art Gallery

Bear Steps Art Gallery, Shrewsbury: Hours, Address, Bear Steps Art Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Bear Steps Art Gallery
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A vibrant Art Gallery set in a stunning medieval building in the heart of Shrewsbury. Whether you appreciate art or architecture there's free entry, art that's refreshed every fortnight, with respective artists present in a stunning timber frame galleried building. Art for sale, a shop, local literature, hand-made jewellery and quality cafe in beautiful surroundings.... A rare package.
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4.5
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london4 contributions
Dec 2019
Very friendly and helpful staff, visited on the 31/12/19. I went to the next door café, and following my meal my card payment apparently didn't go through twice, so paid for with cash. Found out the payment was taken twice on my card, and living over 4 hours away was unable to visit the café to sort this out. Called the café but the number online does not work. Called the art gallery next door and spoke to Mrs Cameron who was so very gracious to help me by speaking to the café. This place is well worth a visit!!
Written 14 January 2020
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Sally W
Montrose, UK383 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
If you love old buildings then be sure to wander in here. Local artists exhibit here and there is a small exhibition up the stairs and through the house of Darwin's life but the real star is the building, with its timbers, low doorways and sense of age.
Written 12 September 2019
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KezGoCats
Castlemaine, Australia34 contributions
Oct 2018
What a wonderful little place. I felt like I’d stepped back in time. It’s so relaxing and time seems to stand still here. The service was fabulous and the coffee unbeatable. 150% :)
Written 9 November 2018
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Gillyjasper
Shrewsbury, UK180 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I wandered into this small gallery while wondering where to grab a tastysandwich (see the excellent Bear Steps Coffee House) . It was free and very interesting. The artist, Gill Stokes, was there and we had a chat - about the North York Moors, a subject of several of her paintings. It was a lovely, intimate venue with a character all its own. This exhibition is well worth a visit. Most of the artwork is for sale and there is a very wide range of subjects and mediums.
Written 14 August 2018
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Kathryn Anne G
Bedford, UK34 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Visited this gallery with a friend. There were a few exhibitions set out and it was free to visit. The main gallery was found during a restoration project. There is another gallery upstairs where the restoration is explained.
Written 8 September 2017
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deepeabee
Arroyo de la Miel, Spain31 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Very interesting art on show. There is art here for all tastes, so I'm sure you could find something you like. :)
Written 18 April 2017
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Gary B
8 contributions
Mar 2017
Good use of restored buildings. Regular changes of exhibition including those where the artist is present. The ground floor is reasonably accessible but no lift so can only see half the exhibits.Can usually buy cards or prints of the exhibits or paintings.
Written 13 March 2017
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shropshirenick
Shrewsbury, UK18,445 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Visited this gallery for the first time.
They have some beautiful original paintings.
The paintings are also very reasonably priced for original art work.
Well worth a visit.
Written 3 March 2017
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pauljanczykowski
Wellington, UK3 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
This art gallery hidden in the heart of historic Shrewsbury town displays high standard and affordable work completed by local and international artists. It also shows the unexpected, I would fully recommend the current exhibition, 'Horrorfest.' This covers a wide subject range and materials in painting, photography, and sculpture.
Written 17 October 2016
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FairReview
25 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Paid a visit this afternoon with my stepdaughter as we were in the neighbourhood. Art by Gill Stokes. The pictures were very good. We both liked quite a few of the oil paintings. If I earned plenty more would of bought one.

The gallery is small but as it is free is well worth going into.
Written 9 July 2016
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Bear Steps Art Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00