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Southampton City Art Gallery

Commercial Road | Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP, England
+44 23 8083 3007
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Unexpected delight

A well kept and spacious collection. In the middle of the city, a broad range of work from ancient... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
mcksmittyg
superb gallery, a must to see

I was not expecting such a huge gallery, but pleasantly surprised. Very impressed with layout... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Lisa R
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Worthing, 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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • 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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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A well kept and spacious collection. In the middle of the city, a broad range of work from ancient to modern.

Thank mcksmittyg
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was not expecting such a huge gallery, but pleasantly surprised. Very impressed with layout,, pictures well set out, lots of information provided. It has free entry so good for families on a budget. Such a diverse range of art, something to suit all tastes.

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a wonderful gallery with a fantastic collection very well curated. If you like late 19th and early 20th century painting, especially British, you will love it.

Thank Christ Church F
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This City Council gallery contains a good permanant collection, such as the Byrne-Jones cartoons of Perseus, as well as occasional visiting exhibitions

Thank Dr-Barry-Fry
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

I'm ashamed to say that despite growing up in Southampton it wasn't until my 30's that I discovered the art gallery in the civic centre. It's a beautiful space which is much bigger than it first appears, but small if you compare it to the...More

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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

2  Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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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.

Thank Jeff S
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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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