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Southampton City Art Gallery

Commercial Road | Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP, England
+44 23 8083 3007
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Great experience for children

I took a very active 5 year old and although she didn’t fully appreciate the exhibits, there were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Geranium31
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Lovely Place

Great experience here. Very well set out gallery with lots of rooms and plenty of interesting art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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 the breadth and quality of the City’s art treasures. The Gallery attracts a wide audience and through the exciting education programme it provides and promote opportunities for greater access, involvement and understanding of visual art in Southampton.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (14 reviews)
“free entry” (8 reviews)
“burne jones” (5 reviews)
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Commercial Road | Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP, England
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+44 23 8083 3007
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 14 July 2018

A tip in case people don't realise, when you go in the front door, before taking the stairs up to the gallery (which is worth a visit), in a small room to the right there is a memorial to those who died when the art...More

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I was very surprised by the quantity and quality of art work here (and I know much is in storage). There were changing exhibitions as well, and projects involving the community, The museum itself is in lovely airy building, attached to a good library too....More

Thank clickawick
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This smallish Art Gallery has done a great job in a range of respects; firstly there is an impressive range of painting, sculpture and drawings, secondly there is a vibrant, active and visible involvement of children and young adults in the gallery itself and also,...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this small art gallery. There is a very good selection of many varied types of art. It is a great gallery, not overwhelming or vast. Unfortunately there isn’t a coffee shop. The staff are very helpful, and the building...More

Thank Horse91dancer
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Clean, warm and free, so you can wander around and enjoy looking at the exhibits at a relaxing pace. It is a beautiful building in its own right. And just has such a uplifting feel to it.

Thank jac m
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I'd hope to spend an hour looking through the collection but the gallery was not of the scale I imagined it would be. Was there about 25mins (and they closed the day that I visited at 3pm too). It was wonderful to see Patrick Heron's...More

Thank Gayle R
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Well done Southampton City for running this art gallery and for holding your biennial open competition. Lots of permanent art on display and clearly the open exhibition stimulates lots of thought about just what is art. Some of what is there is very good. (Not...More

Thank AndyfromDorset
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