F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge

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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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  • What a superb place to visit - besides the fantastic worldwide artists and sculptures on show the cafe is a joy with wonderful light and fantastic food and staff to complement  more »
  • Out of town on you way Newry or befast look for the In formation sign "I" art gallery,'very short walk around the grounds.food very nice..  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • The best place in Banbridge for food. High quality ingredients and very nicely prepared. Quails run the restraunt. Staff are friendly and helpful. Only downside is it isn't open late. Very good for breakfast or brunch. Great outdoor area to eat.
  • Lovely little gallery and sculpture park. A great selection of arty gifts in the gift shop and a fantastic cafe with a good menu. Plenty of local food and cuisines. Great light and good for lunch, drinks or tea with mum.
  • Beautiful gallery. Great free literature. Food expensive and staff are not attentive. Seem to be too many inexperienced staff in for the summer.
  • Always a pleasure to visit, lovely food and welcoming staff
  • Excellent, tea and cakes. Nice range of teas, and cakes not too sweet.

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