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Leeds Art Gallery

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Address: The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 113 247 8256
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Leeds Art Gallery is a lively gallery in the heart of the city, situated...
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).
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Two and a half cheers for a modern art gallery.

This site seems to have divided opinion, though some of the more negative are really saying more about themselves than the gallery itself. The building itself is worth a visit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
sheilallan
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Building is lovely! Nice collections on when I visited, but again not overly impressed, just like the museum really! I expected something grand from the outside but once inside nothing was really impressing me. I know all art is impressive but not what I expected! It was a Saturday and quiet and that was a bonus

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This site seems to have divided opinion, though some of the more negative are really saying more about themselves than the gallery itself. The building itself is worth a visit and is enhanced by some varied and interesting artwork predominantly though not exclusively from the c.20 and by British artists. There is also some thought provoking sculpture. However some of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The photo display outside the museum was the highlight for our visit to the art gallery . Having gone with high expectations unfortunately Leeds art gallery could be put to better use not enough interesting exhibits to look at the upstairs gallery was closed no for me its a very boring place the staff certainly looked bored and I saw... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you want to visit a cafe and gift shop this is the place for you. Should an afternoon of art be your thing then try the local whsmith and buy some paint. Most of the place seems dedicated to wraps and cakes. The local art appeared to be restricted to a small space. Upstairs not open at all so... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The tiled hall café in itself is a great attraction - a beautiful room - and really nice food - although no children's menu... The art gallery itself is beautiful - there were lots of things to do in the children's room and also some toys to play with. Well worth a visit if you get fed up of shopping... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The problem with this place is it is never fully open at any one time. There is always a closed bit. There is usually someone to explain the visiting exhibits but not the rest of the gallery. It isn’t particularly well laid out, there is no time line or theme. But for free it will pass an hour on a... More 

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Second visit to leeds on short break, both times gallery closed. Clearly leeds isn't genuinely embracing the short break tourism trend by closing it's major assets on peak holiday days. I suppose I should have checked. I bet they are open stupid midweek days in darkest November. Same goes for the Henry Moore place next door. Go to the excellent... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Spent an hour here with wife and friends. Great Art to view and a tremendous cafe selling lovely wraps/cakes etc. if you get a window seat you can watch the World go by. They have many discussions going on around the gallery which you are more than welcome to join. There was one on child birth whilst I was there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is one of my favourite places . Very well run . Fabulous displays and an ever changing environment. Every time I visit this place I love it even more . The staff are wonderful and the place is great . The cafe is well worth a visit . Very grand building and immaculate. Leeds should be very proud of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went specifically to see the Henry Moore sculptures but found plenty more to enjoy in the gallery. The craft centre is also well worth going to as they have some beautiful art pieces for sale. Have a look at the café even if you do not eat there.

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