Best Art Galleries in the United Kingdom (Outside London)

by Jack Guy

Jan 8, 2019

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Get outside London and you will still find a huge number of cultural institutions. Take a look at these top destinations.

The Hepworth Wakefield

The northern town of Wakefield is situated near Leeds and boasts a lovely gallery named after local artist Barbara Hepworth. It’s been described as one of the best galleries in the country, with works by Hepworth, Anthony Caro and Henry Moore among the collection.

Nottingham Contemporary

This gallery is one of the biggest centers for contemporary art in the United Kingdom and sits right in the middle of Nottingham. It is also known for live music and dance performances, so check the listings before you travel.

Kelvingrove

Up in the Scottish city of Glasgow you will find this varied gallery and museum complex, the United Kimgdom’s most-visited museum outside London. As you might expect, Kelvingrove is noted for its huge collection of Scottish art.

Tate Liverpool

The Liverpool outpost of the Tate gallery is found right on the waterfront in the Albert Dock district. It houses one of the best art collections in the country outside London, and plays an important role in the Liverpool Biennial art fair.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Head to the Bretton Hall estate in Yorkshire to explore this huge “gallery without walls,” with open-air exhibits dotted throughout the grounds. A great trip for a summer’s day.

 

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