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Southampton City Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Visit to Art Gallery to see British Impressionists exhibition.

Mainly visited to see the William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism exhibition. This runs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles G
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

Make this a destination if you've got a bit of time to kill . Have a nibble at any of the quality... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the South of England and is internationally renowned for its impressive collection and temporary exhibitions programme. The works on display, of both historic and contemporary art, show...more
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Commercial Road | Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP, England
+44 23 8083 3007
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Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is an outstanding Art Gallery in a lovely setting with a Monet, Sisley and Lowrey just to name three renowne artists.

3  Thank Jerry G
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

We had trouble finding parking for the museum due to roadworks but eventually got there. We had reserved whole morning to enable us to leisurely wander around the gallery. What a disappointment! Most of the gallery was shut and only the main hall open. The...More

1  Thank redXX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mainly visited to see the William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism exhibition. This runs until January 2019 and is well worth a visit. The rest of the gallery has a good mixed collection of different art, worth a look. Admission is free to all...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make this a destination if you've got a bit of time to kill . Have a nibble at any of the quality galleries and you'll be well satisfied. Or make it a destination in it's own right. An hour will do it and you'll see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gallery with some very good historic artworks along with some modern pieces. The building is Art Deco and provides a very interesting space to display the artwork. Worth a couple of hours to visit. Admission is free.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is a good space but although there are some good pictures everything seems a bit random. It’s free so worth a visit if you’re passing but will probably take you less than 1 hour.

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went there with my mother who was visiting me and we were both looking for something to do in the afternoon. The gallery itself is spotless and the staff are most helpful. Really enjoyed the artwork as well

Thank JaneSteven
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Gallery is updating all the time. So frequently visiting during my lunch breaks and a good way to escape the hectic job.

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Reviewed August 24, 2018

I'm not a fan of old masters - of which Southampton Gallery has a good selection - but I do enjoy modern art. I really enjoyed the George Shaw exhibition: small and focused, and very contemporary. The video explaining him and the logic for his...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I took a very active 5 year old and although she didn’t fully appreciate the exhibits, there were sufficient activities to help her interact. There was a box of accessories for dressing up and she enjoyed posing wearing a ruff by a painting of a...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Great experience here. Very well set out gallery with lots of rooms and plenty of interesting art to see. Café and toilets all near by and free to get in - very nice place to potter about.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Very impressive exhibition with some wonderful drawings, paintings in Humbrol paint and related art and video. Well worth seeing (my third visit). Shaw is a master.

Thank Julian T
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