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Pallant House Gallery

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Address: 9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ, England
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+44 1243 774557
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade One Listed...

Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade One Listed Queen-Anne townhouse and an award-winning contemporary extension which houses one of the most significant collections of Modern British art in the UK.

Widely acclaimed for its innovative temporary exhibitions and pioneering Learning and Community programme which has inclusion at its heart, the Gallery has won numerous awards since re-opening in 2006 including the Charity Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage for its Outside In project and the Gulbenkian Prize, the largest award for arts and cultural organisations in the country.

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Excellent modern collection and exhibitions

The gallery has a strong permanent collection of modern art, as well as an excellent exhibition programme. Two recent openings are Victor Passmore and Sidney Nolan - both very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gallery has a strong permanent collection of modern art, as well as an excellent exhibition programme. Two recent openings are Victor Passmore and Sidney Nolan - both very interesting and worth seeing. The buildings are also interesting - Queen Anne house with modern extension by Colin St John Wilson (also architect of the British Library in London). The bookshop/giftshop... More 

Thank LondonKaytee
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly and warm welcome to two new visitors . An excellent facility with great light and gallery spaces .

Thank Jane T
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was some interesting modern art on display when we visited, both in the modern extension, and in complete contrast, in the old house. The latter has been restored as much as is possible to how it could have looked when it was first inhabited, and there are many curious features to be seen. It is advisable to arrange a... More 

Thank David S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pallant has excelled itself with a small but perfectly formed exhibition of the great Sir Sidney Nolan's work. Absolutely stunning !

Thank wolsties
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This interesting although small gallery houses some work from very significant artists from a wide range of genres and eras. Exhibits are well displayed in a lovely space

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We managed to see an exhibition just before it finishes. However, they have wonderful exhibitions and the whole place is warm and welcoming. If you are in the area you are missing a treat by not going. The staff and volunteers are all kind, helpful and smiley.

Thank pauline r
West Sussex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My pre-teens & I visited this gallery today. It is rather small, but the art work was varied & interesting. My reason for a 3 star review is because on 2 occasions one of the guides followed us around the rooms. This made us fell very uncomfortable. Surely they should be pleased that the young have such a keen interest... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I read that an exceptional British and European modern art collection is held at the Pallant House Gallery in the small city of Chichester. I'm not an expert but I appreciate art and was impressed by who was represented in the collection: Ben Nicholson, Lucien Freud, Picasso, Sickert, Derain and others. Nice cafe and courtyard, too, and all housed in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I visited the gallery yesterday and absolutely loved it. I’m a visitor in the area and took advantage of wonderful the half-price entry on Tuesdays. Together with the buildings, a gracious Queen Anne townhouse and its airy modern extension, the collection has to be one of the best in the UK (realising I might be biased as I love twentieth... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This gallery is housed in a handsome Queen Anne house and a modern extension. Its core is the modern art collection of the late Walter Hussey, former Dean of the cathedral. At our visit there was a temporary exhibition of 'classicism in twentieth century British art'. For a fairly small town the art on display is very impressive. A visit... More 

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