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Address: Huddersfield Library Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1484 221964
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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See a selection of stunning paintings and sculptures by internationally...

See a selection of stunning paintings and sculptures by internationally renowned artists such as L.S. Lowry and Henry Moore alongside work by significant artists. There's an innovative programme of temporary exhibitions and inspiring events and activities for all ages. Located in Huddersfield town centre, above the library, it couldn't be easier to visit.

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Hidden Little Gem

Some great paintings inc two Lowrys in this unsung gallery. A 60s portrait of Paul Mccartney is one of the highlights.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tony48
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East Lancs
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East Lancs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some great paintings inc two Lowrys in this unsung gallery. A 60s portrait of Paul Mccartney is one of the highlights.

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Thank Tony48
Reading, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many folk are unaware of the treasures that their local art gallery can reveal. Apart from its own little treasures, including some hitherto unfamiliar Lowrie, there was a large exhibition of David Tindall. This was quite remarkable.

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Thank pisumcorporum
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our surprising art gallery, we hope to see you again. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a great art gallery, there are some really interesting works here and it is worth the visit to see some of Lowry's paintings up close. I understand Kirklees also have a Francis Bacon which is not on display. Hopefully, this will be shown in the future. The building is also beautiful.

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Thank darkarthur1972
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and mentioning that it is a gallery to be proud of. The Bacon is on display at The Tate in Liverpool and then going to Amsterdam. We'll put it back on display on it's return. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Whilst following the Huddersfield Heritage self-walking trail we arrived outside this impressive library building built during 1937-40 and well known for its external sculpted figures, by James Woodford, just as it began to rain and decided to take a look at the art gallery on the top floor. This is actually quite a good Gallery and we spent an enjoyable... More 

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Thank Steve_of_N21
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Art Gallery, we hope to see you again, whatever the weather! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Art Gallery building is outstanding. Also it has lots of interesting artists . They also have local groups, photographic as well as amateur painting exhibitions.

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There is a great David Tindle exhibition at the moment. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Really liked the exhibition going on in here about local artists and their works and showings and even get to meet them in person.

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Thank Ethan E
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, so pleased to be called a top notch art gallery & to hear that you enjoyed the local art show. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We are not arty types but decided to have a quick look at the gallery because it was a bit rainy outside and "why not?". It's free, though it was worth the recommended voluntary donation. As well as the regular pieces, they were holding an exhibition of contemporary works by local artists, with a friendly chap explaining the art and... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Perspectives exhibition is permanent and the other galleries have a programme of changing exhibitions so please come back and see something new! More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This art gallery is a beautiful building which also houses the local library It is slap in the middle of Huddersfield with shop pubs and other eateries close by

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is in a great building, which opened in 1940 and has some lovely architectural features, as well as great exhibitions! More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

the gallery has many artefacts & pictures covering many genre's Often having exhibitions of all different types of work .... It is a real Jewel !

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Thank pdw55
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - pleased to hear you say it's a 'real jewel'. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

As a southerner relocated to Yorkshire Atkinson Grimshaw always seems the quintessential artist of the region; even now you can have a Grimshaw moment on a rainy twilight, the wet reflecting the streetlamps or moonlight, and lights shining from Victorian era shopfronts or houses. This gallery has two really tasty moonlit ones, plus two lesser ones: a view of Liverpool... More 

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Huddersfield Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and articulate review. The Bacon is on loan to Liverpool and we are pleased to hear we surprised you with the quality of work on show. More 

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