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Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA, England (Leeds City Centre)
+44 113 247 8256
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Ranked #34 of 102 attractions in Leeds
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Leeds Art Gallery is a lively gallery in the heart of the city, situated on The Headrow in Leeds’ Cultural Quarter. Offering displays of stunning... more » Owner description: Leeds Art Gallery is a lively gallery in the heart of the city, situated on The Headrow in Leeds’ Cultural Quarter. Offering displays of stunning collections as well as a dynamic programme of changing exhibitions, the Gallery is an innovative and exciting place to visit for people of all ages and tastes.Wander between galleries and see the work of well-known artists from the Yorkshire region, such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Atkinson Grimshaw, Jacob Kramer and Edward Wadsworth, paintings by internationally known artists including Stanley Spencer and Walter Sickert as well as work by contemporary artists such as Bridget Riley, Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley. Leeds Art Gallery also has an ArtSpace for younger children and hosts a range of events and workshops for families and children (for further information please visit our website or follow us on twitter at leedsartgallery). « less
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a delightful, compact Gallery with surprisingly good exhibits. The staff are helpful and friendly and keen to help you with enquiries. I would also recommend the rather architecturally interesting restaurant.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Came here with family and most of it was closed off for some reason. It didn't take very long to view because of that. Judging on what I have seen though the place was very average. Nothing special. I can't really say much more except at least its free!!

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Lots to see and covers a lot of ground really in the best way . Modern though to classic and local and some bits of string :)

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here. The building is beautiful and the staff are helpful and friendly. If you're in Leeds and want something to do that's cheap and cultural I'd recommend a visit. We didn't go in but the cafe also looked wonderful.

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I notice this was voted 34th out of 102v attractions in Leeds. No offence intended to Leeds, which is a great city, but what are top 33? Okay, it isn't as big as Birmingham Art Gallery, or Manchester or the Walker in Liverpool, but we are talking some serious quality here. Inevitably, for a Northern English city, it has it's... More

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Limerick
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Brilliant way to pass an hour or two..lots of different styles of art and sculputre, with a lovely cafe and gift shop..

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
59 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This small museum contains some interesting pieces... especially from the WWI period British movement known as "Vorticism" which I found compelling. The museum also often has good temporary exhibitions that are worth seeing. It is free!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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228 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not having been to the Art Gallery since I was young lad, I had some time free en route to an appointment elsewhere, so took the opportunity to call in. It is free entrance so what more do you want, liked what I saw during visit, so will make effort to spend a bit more time next visit. Especially liked... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is somewhere I visit about once a year, just because I like art and because the building itself is a nice place to be. There are permanent exhibitions plus some others drafted in for varying periods of time. Admission is free so there is no excuse for not giving it a try. Some museum and gallery cafes are rather... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Free attraction right in the centre of Leeds. Lots of things to see and often free activities for the kids too. Town hall is just a few steps away and the city museum is just round the corner

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