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York City Art Gallery

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Address: Exhibition Sq., York YO1 7EW, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-551861
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Description: This gallery houses exhibitions of British and European art, featuring...
This gallery houses exhibitions of British and European art, featuring collections that span more than seven centuries by such artists as Parmigianino and Bellotto, Levy and Reynolds, Frith and Boudin, Lowry and Nash, and nudes by Etty.
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Peace on earth

A great place to escape the busy streets and experience a spot of culture. The display is changed throughout the year so the sights are always different. Staff helpful and always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2013
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This great art gallery is closed for renovation at present. The area out at the back which was bombed during wartime is being renovated and the result will be a greatly enlarged exhibition space. A wonderful building. Put it on your must see list for 2015.

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yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I love this art gallery - but just to let people know it's now closed until Spring 2015. It is being extended and refurbished, but meanwhile some of the collection will be on show throughout Yorkshire and nationally.

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The art Gallery allow you to browse for Free, This quirky little place is magical, you are able to write your thoughts below the art, express yourself at the Art Gallery!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A great place to escape the busy streets and experience a spot of culture. The display is changed throughout the year so the sights are always different. Staff helpful and always at hand.

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London
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We visited the York City Art Gallery again (one year on, from our last visit) and it exceeded our first impressions. Do you know, we hadn't realised (the first time) that it has galleries on TWO FLOORS ~ truly amazing! The art collection is fantastic and well worth seeing. LS Lowry, D Hockney, Picasso,Van Dyke to name just a few.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We live here in York. The Art Gallery is a worth 2 hours of your time while visiting The City. Handy for the City Walls, Museum Gardens and The Minster.

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We visited on the spur of the moment and found we enjoyed more than expected. Particularly enjoyed the interactive exhibits so that children could feel and touch.

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Lovely to wander around on a wet and dreary day and appreciate the great art work on the walls and teach the kids at the same time.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I ranked this along with Jorvik and a walk around the city walls as the most worthwhile experiences in York. Richly diverse art, nicely presented in a user friendly and relaxing environment with lots of comfortable places to sit. Wonderful that it is free as well.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Free entry, suggested donation of £2. Some good art and lots of variation. Some interesting display and several hands on things for kids to do.

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