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Southampton City Art Gallery

Commercial Road | Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP, England
+44 23 8083 3007
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wonderful visiting exhibitions

Free of charge and always worth keeping an eye out to see what is coming. Most people make the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Brian-Snellgrove
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
Not appreciated enough

The Art gallery in Southampton isn't appreciated enough in my opinion,it's not trying to sell its... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Nigel P
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (14 reviews)
“free entry” (9 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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"on display"
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"free entry"
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"visiting exhibitions"
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"old masters"
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"important collection"
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"interesting pieces"
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"graham sutherland"
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"worth multiple visits"
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"mile end"
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"regular exhibitions"
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"worth a visit"
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"amazing space"
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"broad range"
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"great exhibition"
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"main hall"
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Free of charge and always worth keeping an eye out to see what is coming. Most people make the mistake of seeing the main hall only. To the left and right upstairs there are many rooms. Some were taken over by BAS 8 but some...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The Art gallery in Southampton isn't appreciated enough in my opinion,it's not trying to sell its self as a national Gallery, they have different exhibits quite regularly and some permanent ones, I haven't been for a while but one of my favourite things is the...More

Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The gallery is wholly taken over by BAS 8 contemporary art. The "Perseus Room" is the only piece of the permanent collection on show for the duration.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very small gallery, 90% of which when I visited, was taken up with the British Art Show. If they had charged I would have asked for my money back. Would like to have seem all the paintings that had been removed to...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Southampton City Art Gallery in the centre of the city has a great atmosphere light and airy and a perfect place to take take children, there are lots of interesting examples of important art works to discover

Thank Frances D
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Such an unmarketed attraction ! Southampton CC has an amazing collection of art and rarely announces its shows effectively. The British Art Show 8 was launched on 16th October and goes on until 15 January 2017 and is showing at three locations, at least, including...More

Thank Sotontraveller
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a brilliant place to visit if you like art and all its many facets, everything is laid out beautifully, excellent information and helpful staff on hand if you want to know more. I spent a good hour there and enjoyed the experience immensely....More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Small but perfectly formed as they say. Eclectic collection of pictures and sculptures, well worth a visit.

Thank Ken18
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Or what some people might call second-division, but I don't, because the art world can be small and cliquey! Here are many examples of lesser known (as well as the well known, such as Bridget Riley and Graham Sutherland) painters. Notes are copious so you...More

Thank Terry J
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

There are not many quite places in a busy city but the art gallery offers moments of calm. Interesting collections and free to visit. A few more benches would be nice, so that you could sit and absorb the art. Currently has some of the...More

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