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“Good unassuming gallery”

Southampton City Art Gallery
Ranked #20 of 134 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Popped into the gallery before heading home and was pleasantly surprised on how good the collection was.It was well lit and not over filled. It was free entry and there no audio guides.

Downside was I had to drag my suitcase around.

Thank ianrwilliams62
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went specifically to see the Mile End to Mayfair Art Exhibition. We were not disappointed. We recognized some of the areas in the paintings.
Some of the paintings were very good but we loved all the information provided next to each one. They were very interesting and gave a good insight to the period. Well worth a visit, Free entry. It has whet our appetite for these Royal Academy painters. We are now going to visit the Nunnery Gallery in Bow Road, London where a new exhibition has just opened which also showcases these painters who painted" what was all around them "

Thank homesteads
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Day trip to Southampton to see the city and an exhibition at the City Art Gallery. The gallery is part of a museum and library complex which also has the historical museum within a short walk.

The city gallery, which also includes a library and performing arts place held an exhibit by London artist known as be East a London group. The artwork was displayed in straightforward fashion, and told the story of this group of artists. The works, from private collections and other museums was quite good, and told the story of these talented group. Reminded me of some of Edward Hoppers work, and showcased east London in the 1910-1930 period.

The museum also has works by Gainsborough, Degas, JS Sargent in its collection.

Well worth a visit!

Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited the gallery specifically to view the exhibition "Capture the Castle" as we love visiting castles around the country. We were amazed at the variety of paintings and drawings. It was helpful to have a brief description of the artist and the castle alongside the work. An added bonus was the availability of an illustrated book featuring the the paintings in the exhibition.
There is no admission charge to the gallery.

Thank HawaiiSeaDog
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I was told that they have the biggest art collection after London. Their catalogue is indeed very impressive. It's just a shame they have just one floor (what means not enough space) to show it. Very nice staff. The library on the first floor is also very nice.

Thank loveUK1998
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