Leeds City Art Gallery is a lively and innovative space at the heart of this bustling metropolitan city. Bringing together one of the best collections of twentieth century British art and exciting temporary exhibitions, the gallery is an inspiring place to visit. A wander of the galleries yields a rich variety of paintings, drawings, watercolours and new media works by local and internationally renowned artists, such as Jacob Kramer and Francis Bacon. Boasting an impressive modern British sculpture collection, the gallery is also linked by bridge to the award-winning Henry Moore institute.
Visitors of all ages can get involved with various creative activities in the Artspace, and enjoy a giant game of chess outside the gallery. Round up your visit to the gallery with a coffee in either the stunning Victorian Tiled Hall, or head down to Brewbar Espresso on the lower ground floor for barista style coffee and cake. Make sure to check out the gallery's gift shop, which offers a wide range of artisan crafted jewellery, bespoke silk scarves, kitchen textiles, ceramics, books, stationery and artwork.
Located next to Leeds Town Hall on the Headrow, the gallery is easily accessible by exiting the city centre loop at junction 4. Metered street parking can be found just round the corner on Cookridge Street, and other car parks are located on Woodhouse Lane, The Light and Rose Bowl, all a five minute walk from the gallery.
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Did you know the gallery was paid for by public subscription, collected in honour of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887, held a year before the gallery opened?