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Art Gallery of Peterborough

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Address: 250 Crescent Street, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 705 743 9179
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fantastic Spot

This is a lovely art gallery. Free admission but they accept donations. New exhibits are downstairs and more permanant collection is up. Showcase a lot of local talent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Chris F
Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Art Gallery of Peterborough seems to change its art about every 3-4 months around a variety of themes. It has free admission. It is spacious and well-laid out. On a rainy day, it offers an interesting indoor way to spend time and appreciate a variety of art work and techniques. It has a small gift shop, and a sitting... More 

Thank 102kwalsh
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120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy my visits there and keep an active membership so I am sure to be invited to events and also to enjoy a discount at the fabulous gift shop.

Thank Kate K
Guelph, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A nice little art gallery. It's current exhibit of native works is quite interesting. Other than that, they were displaying works by artists featured in the upcoming Studio Tour. I was impressed by the calibre of works. Maybe not big enough to be a destination on it's own, but a nice break in a trip from Ottawa.

Thank Mom_in_the_Sun2013
Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a lovely art gallery. Free admission but they accept donations. New exhibits are downstairs and more permanant collection is up. Showcase a lot of local talent.

Thank Chris F
Peterborough, Canada
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The art gallery offers art lessons on saturdays for kids. The gallery itself was a little weird as most of the exhibit was along the walls of a rampy hallway that goes nowhere and you have to double back to get down. The art on display was quite good. Nothing too out there. Some really amazing photographs the time we... More 

1 Thank CanadaMama4
Shelburne, Vermont
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137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

As other reviewers have noted, kind of small but in a beautiful waterfront location. It was drizzling when I parked, so it provided a welcome diversion. Art that WAS on display was very good. A featured show of a photographer who's worked "On the Labrador" for 20 years was just breathtaking. I bought a small book of his work. It's... More 

3 Thank Mike R
Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The art gallery is in a beautiful location... on the water and blessed with beautiful light. However, I was surprised at just how small this was. I absolutely applaud the dedication to local art, but I wish there was more of it. The art is displayed along ramped walkways with art -going both up and down from the entrance, and... More 

3 Thank 2-4-T
Winnipeg, Canada
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Located on the waterfront, this small gallery offers great views of the water, and you're always made to feel welcome by the (volunteer?) staff. There are long ramps down to the basement, the walls along the ramps lined with local art, and several small galleries in the basement, again featuring local artists and parts of the permanent collection. We usually... More 

4 Thank Nick M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

You couldn't ask for a better location. Gorgeous. Take a look over lunch.

1 Thank Calebpaulcaleb
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192 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

I've visited this place several times over several years whenever I'm in Peterborough. They have an interesting display of artwork each time I visit. There's a program promoting private art classes with children and displays some of the highlights, some are amusing to look at. It's great to see art being promoted at an early age.

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