Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

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  • August 19, 2017
    I was told that they have the biggest art collection after London. Their catalogue is indeed very impressive. It's just a shame they have just one floor (what means not enough space) to show it. Very ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Those who live within reach are fortunate indeed as it is a splendid provincial gallery with a truly eclectic collection where Gainsborough rubs shoulders with Desmond Morris of Naked Ape fame. Fans o...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    I've been to the gallery a few times over the years, I really do enjoy to get lost in the art work. The kids loved it too, would recommend for a family day out!  more »
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  • This is a very relaxing place to visit. Free admission. Shame that some of the rooms were closed due to exhibition being set up. Still some nice art to browse. Would like to have seen more. Would recommend.
  • They frequently update their exhibitions and display a wide variety of styles often including local artists' work. It's free to visit although there is a box to leave donations towards upkeep. The gallery also run a lot of classes and activities for all ages throughout the year.
  • A lovely quiet gallery that regularly has special exhibitions. You can easily spend 40 or a couple of hours.
  • If you like art, it's all good. If you don't like art why are you going to an art gallery?
  • I visited the exhibition on Romanticism in Britain here. Which, I thought, was of excellent quality and was very enjoyable. Although it is not in the same league as larger London musea it is certainly worth visiting if you are in the Southampton area. Entrance is free, though opening times are a bit odd, especially as the museum is closed on Sundays! So be careful to look the opening times.

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