F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge

(4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
After McWilliam’s death on 3rd May 1992, his estate gifted the contents of his studio, originally situated in Holland Park, London, and a number of sculptures to Banbridge District Council. After several years of research a suitable site and funding was found to commence work on a purpose built gallery, sculpture garden and replica of McWilliam’s studio. Designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald and Associates, Belfast, the gallery is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Banbridge and just off the main Belfast to Dublin road.

Featuring a permanent display of McWilliam’s work, temporary exhibitions of Irish and international art, a craft shop, café and Banbridge Tourist Information Centre, the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio attracted over 43,000 visitors during its first year and continues to attract a wide range of local, national and international visitors.
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TripAdvisor
  • Very disappointed actually I was embarrassed to have taken people there, lamb over cooked to leather boot, vegetables raw, potatoes stone. One meal we will remember for all the wrong reasons 
  • A lovely place that packs in lots to see and experience in a relatively small space. The gallery had interesting work from a leading contempoary Irish artist. The studio showed the maquettes of Banbri...  more »
  • First time in this venue for a quick snack, great parking limited menus but Beef Strogonoff was very nice followed by Pavalova and coffee. Service was quick and pleasant. Will call back for quick snac...  more »
Google
  • Very interesting gallery. The original studio of FE McWilliam rebuilt in the sculpture garden of the gallery is particularly interesting. Well worth a visit. Good coffee!
  • Mohammed Omar elarsheed
  • I think that the gallery is absolutely fantastic