This list holds the details of
the galleries that are regularly holding curated exhibitions and their
current shows / events. Some current Exhibitions are listed here.
It also lists shops that sell art. Current exhibitions are now listed in our events calendar and venues and artists are very welcome to post details of exhibitions there.
Located in the heart of historic Lancaster, Arteria is housed in a recently restored 1800s building with the shop distinctively integrated over two open plan floors.
Throughout the ground floor beautiful creative displays illustrate the best of contemporary living and located on the first floor is Gallery 23 exhibiting a diverse range of contemporary artwork and crafts from leading and national artists.
Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
- (01524) 598500
The Dukes gallery is generally open from 10am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday but is occasionally used to host special events. Please call
the Dukes on 01524 598505 to check if you are travelling specifically.
£3 / £2 (Charges may vary.) Children (accompanied)
free. Check out Multi-pass Xplorer tickets.
From Good Friday - 30 June: Mon - Fri 1-4pm, Sat + Sun 12-4pm.
1st July - 30th Sep: Mon - Fri 10am-4pm; Sat + Sun 12-4pm
1st - 31st Oct: Mon - Fri 1-4pm, Sat + Sun 12-4pm
Permanent: Old master + impressionist paintings. Museum of Childhood includes 'Out of the
Showcase' Playroom and a collection of dolls toys + games from the
18C to present day. Attend class in the Edwardian schoolroom.
Acclaimed collection of Gillow furniture.
Lancaster's 18C connections with the slave-trade are explored in
a series of portraits.
Trace the history of the 'beastly' Thomas Covell, witch-hunter and
jailer, central in the capture, trial and execution of the Pendle
St Peter’s Cathedral,
Lancaster, LA1 3BT
Tel: 01524 384820
Fax: 01524 384831 email@example.com
Open Mon - Fri 4 - 6pm, Sat + Sun 1 - 4pm. Free Admission (donations to the Anne Frank Trust welcomed)
Full disabled access.
The City Museum is
housed in Lancaster's former Town Hall, built in 1781-3 to the
designs of Major Thomas Jarrett and Thomas Harrison. The Museum
itself was founded in 1923 and its newly redisplayed collections
illustrate the history and archaeology of the city of Lancaster,
the most northerly and rural part of Lancashire. It contains the
King's Own Regimental Museum
Permanent: 'Dressed to
Kill' Lancaster Military Meritage Group, King's Own Royal Border
Ludus Dance Studios, King
Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RE
The 2D Gallery offers a free exhibition space to local artists in Lancaster, and does not take commission. The space is open to the public and has over 400 individuals passing through it every week. A free, public, welcoming space.
To display work in this gallery please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Daily. Easter to October:
11am - 5pm
November to Easter: 12.30 - 4pm
Admission: £3 adults, £2 concessions.
Free to children and Lancaster residents.
This museum occupies two
historic buildings on St. George's Quay, the main 18th century harbour.
It was opened in 1985 and has won many awards. The former Custom
House of 1764, designed by Richard Gillow, contains displays on
the history of the Port of Lancaster and the local fishing industry,
with a gallery for exhibitions. In the adjacent warehouse are displays
on the Lancaster Canal and the ecology of Morecambe Bay. Several
preserved vessels are also displayed, including 'Sir William Priestley'
and 'Coronation Rose'. There is a cafeteria and shop and parking
is available at the rear.
"We combine a diverse collection
of art from some of the finest collectable artists with handcrafted
framing. Our selection includes the finest figurative, landscape,
sporting and contemporary work. We try to make collecting art easy.
We offer many services including home viewing, free delivery and
you can even spread the cost over 3 months."
Alexandra Gallery, Alexandra
Building, University of Cumbria,
Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 384312
Open Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm. Free.
At weekends and holidays viewing is by arrangement
email email@example.com If you want to find out more about studying Art at the
University of Cumbria, visit the website at www.cumbria.ac.uk
or call 08080 024 024.
Open daily from April to
September between 10am - 5pm
Open daily from October to March between 10am - 4pm.
Admission to the ground floor is free. To go up to the gallery and balconies is 50p.
There is a lift offering disabled access to the ground floor but only stairs to the higher levels.
The Peter Scott Gallery is located in the Great Hall Complex on Lancaster University campus.
During exhibitions the Peter Scott Gallery is open Monday - Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm and during performance nights until the start of the event in the Great Hall or Nuffield Theatre. Outside these times please contact the gallery on 01524 593057 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Display Case. Some items of historic interest such
as share certificates for the Winter Gardens and the West End pier;
there are also souvenir programmes and a collection of china, porcelain
Nestled on the borders of North Yorkshire and Lancashire, only fifteen
minutes drive from Kirkby Lonsdale, lies Stonegate Glass Studio and
The Gallery is set in an 18th century barn in the heart of the quiet
village of Low Bentham, popular with walkers for beautiful views and
tranquil riverside walks.
Alongside the gallery is the studio where Gary and Annette McMillan
design and make beautiful and unique works of art in glass, from small
commissions to large installations.
The Gallery is not only a showcase for Stonegate Glass but a great
place to find contemporary designer crafts, fine art and jewellery. It
is the perfect place to buy gifts, wedding presents and quality art
pieces to admire for years to come.
Gallery open 10am - 5pm.
Surrounded by ancient woodlands, wells and coastal meadows this
uniquely beautiful and tranquil place attracts visitors from far
and wide, while regular visitors and local people drop in for a
coffee or a light lunch and to see what's new in the fantastic collection
of both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Click here for cafe opening times
The Lancaster-based Studio Arts Website has info on local artists, art and craft courses and workshops, local tutors, exhibitions, studio space and much more.
Green Close Studios Melling, Nr Carnforth, LA6 2RB
Tel: 015242 21233
Provides designed spaces, catering for artists, schools, community groups and professional organisations. The studio layout is open-plan on three levels with disabled facilities on the ground floor. It provides workspace for practicing professional artists & open resource areas for exhibitions, training, learning and creative workshop delivery.
"We work within the public and private sector leading, brokering and delivering innovative and ambitious visual arts projects, such as the highly successful Lancashire Witches 400 project which attracted audience participation figures of around 68,000. Our studios, based in Melling, rural Lancashire, offer a vibrant and inspirational hub for creative project development and are the centre of a network comprised of over 100 professional national and international freelance artists who have worked with us in the past or continue to do so."
Green Close is a partner in the Lancaster Arts City
Luneside Artists Studios, 26 Castle Park, Lancaster, LA1 1YQ. Contact by email: email@example.com
Originally based in a warehouse on the quayside, the studios are now in premises adjacent to the Storey. Luneside Studios is an arts collective of over 25 years standing, providing space for visual artists working in various media, particularly oil and canvas. The artists' paintings and other art work can be viewed on the gallery pages online.
Taylor www.donaldtaylor.org.uk Donald Taylor's online gallery features work by several
artists from this area and all around the UK.