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Address: 178A Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 1TD, England
Phone Number: +44 114 285 2665

Cupola Gallery, established in 1991, is very lively and friendly with a...

Cupola Gallery, established in 1991, is very lively and friendly with a reputation for quality shows and innovation. With four exhibition spaces plus a fabulous sculpture garden, the gallery stocks work from more than 300 local, national and international artists and makers. The main exhibition space plays host to a breathless turnover of shows - approximately ten a year.Cupola is also committed to providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere and to that end provides free chocolate cake every Saturday and free hot drinks to all our visitors any day. Children are always welcome. Cupola boasts an excellent award winning sculpture garden and the upstairs gallery is home to the Long gallery and the Craft gallery. Cupola regularly showcases painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery. In addition, Cupola Framing is our well established framing department situated adjacent to the gallery offering high quality bespoke framing as well as selling local artists prints and cards.

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I just love the sculpture garden...

Although I frequently visit the principal art galleries in the centre of Sheffield, I don't often have a reason to get up to Hillsborough but, when I do, I always pop in to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 17, 2016
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Although I frequently visit the principal art galleries in the centre of Sheffield, I don't often have a reason to get up to Hillsborough but, when I do, I always pop in to the Cupola Gallery. The occasion of my last visit to Hillsborough was to see Hillsfest 2016 and I only stopped long enough to take a few photographs... More 

Thank ScottEngering
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a wonderful gallery with warm welcoming staff including owner Karen. There is always a huge variety of art and a wide variety of prices. Some lovely jewellery too. The courtyard is a joy and a real suntrap when the sun shines. You are always welcome to have a tea or coffee or even cake at the weekends. Attached... More 

Thank spottyladybird736
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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911 reviews
551 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I popped in here as I was walking past thinking it was a little craft shop - what a surprise I got! It's much bigger than it looks, with a couple of different galleries, a sculpture garden and it sells the most beautiful things - from art at all price ranges to glass sculptures and ceramics. The lady who took... More 

Thank cazbatt
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015

This small gallery on the outskirts of Sheffield is a must visit for anyone interested in art. Karen has a massive variety of work for all budgets, and if what's on display isn't what you are looking for there is an attic jammed full of more. It's a very friendly relaxed place and I often get offered a tea or... More 

Thank LoveLeagh
Karen S, Owner at Cupola Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for such a lovely review. We try very hard to offer excellent customer service and provide a welcoming atmosphere so our visitors can enjoy the art at their leisure. I hope we can keep enticing you back! The kettle is always on. Thanks again, K x More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Got my first piece of art from this gallery when it opened and I am a constant visitor. If you want to buy something truly unique this is the place for you and if you can't find what you want Karen will help you find it ! At Christmas the Santa book really helps with Christmas shopping and after Christmas... More 

Thank Sharon L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We are not wealthy but we do like art. Cupola is a great place to visit, to view a frequently changing selection of work . . . and occasionally to buy! It's a wonderfully understated gallery without any hint of pretension. There is usually a wide range of items, styles and prices.

Thank Steven1965
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Always something new and different to tempt you, intrigue, or please the eye. This is a gem of a gallery in which the busy roads surrounding it melt away into tranquillity and contemplation. Friendly, helpful staff too. Charming but down to earth. They have a framing business across the road and are always happy to welcome you in and both... More 

Thank MPrincevillage
Management response:

What a lovely review! Thank you very much. We will try and live up to this review and ensure we give you and every new visitor our warmest welcome. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

Cupola Gallery is a fantastic gem of a place - perhaps surprisingly, located in Hillsborough in Sheffield. Karen, its founder and owner, herself an artist, has boundless energy, enthusiasm for art and a real eye for amazing pieces. The gallery hosts solo as well as themed shows alongside a range of other art pieces - these include painting, sculpture, printmaking,... More 

1 Thank EAnoukB
Management response:

Wow! What can I say? Thank you very much. I'm sure its all the cake that keeps my energy high lol! I love what I do and I'm glad it shows. Thanks again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

I had the pleasure of living near to Cupola for many years and visited often, even though I now must travel much further to get my fix, it is worth it every time. Cupola has a charm unlike any other gallery, the quality and diversity of the work on display and the unassuming spaces create a treasure trove that begs... More 

1 Thank Eleri1987
Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am just so pleased that we are able to create a warm and welcoming environment for people to enjoy the artworks on display. Art is something I love and am delighted when people enjoy it. We'll keep the tea and cake coming as long as you all still keep visiting! Welcome... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

It's been a while since I visited this gallery, entirely due to work commitments, and I am planning another trip soon. Great people, great space. No pretence and a lovely, relaxed feel, with a great mix of artwork on display.

1 Thank Ben J
Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. Oh that pesky work! We will have to try to lure you back more often. I am very pleased you enjoy visiting the gallery and the broad range of work. We are constantly trying to keep new stock coming in and evolving so don't leave it too long before your next visit! Thanks... More 

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