The Harley Gallery

A view of The Harley Gallery, looking across the courtyard.
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Welcome to The Harley Gallery, where old and new come together.

The Harley Gallery is home to the historic Portland Collection of fine and decorative art. Displays from this internationally significant collection are accompanied by exhibitions from leading contemporary artists.

Additional attractions include events, ranging from tours of the State Rooms at Welbeck Abbey to meeting craftspeople at the Open Studios, a café serving homemade meals and snacks, shop specialising in contemporary crafts, and children’s’ activity area.

Situated on the picturesque Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, The Harley Gallery is easily reached from the A1 and M1.

Free entry. Free parking.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1000-1600

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

Situated on the picturesque Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, The Harley Gallery is easily reached from the A1 and M1.

The treasury gallery is the only venue displaying the private Portland Collection. Displays are rotated annually and include silverware, miniature painting, porcelain, textiles, jewellery and illustrated books.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Photography

Key artists and exhibits

  • A changing programme of five exhibition per year including contemporary craft, fine art and photography
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Clare Twomey. Made in China. Photograph MJ Kelly.

Made in China

  • 18 June — 14 August 2016 *on now

An imposing sculpture installation of 80 vases, addressing distributed authorship in the contemporary crafts context.
These 1.5m high ceramics were all made in China, but while 79 of them were decorated at the factory using transfers, one was hand decorated by Royal Crown Derby using 18 carat gold. The latter took longer to complete than the 21 days it took to complete the 79. The visitors will be able to walk round the work or in among the pieces.

Website

http://www.harleygallery.co.uk/exhibition/made-in-china/

Sarah Danays' Arms of The Portland Vase

Sarah Danays' Arms of the Portland Vase

  • 18 June — 14 August 2016 *on now

Sarah Danays’ exhibition is in response to the opening of the new Gallery to house The Portland Collection. Danays has chosen to celebrate the Harley family’s most famous purchase: The Portland Vase. For the sculpture installation Danays has enlarged the architectural frieze of the Vase by seven times and created a figurative sculpture that makes no attempt to be anatomically correct – indeed, these mysterious three-quarter life size stone limbs are anatomical anomalies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.harleygallery.co.uk/exhibition/sarah-danays/

Getting there

Situated on the picturesque Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, The Harley Gallery is easily reached from the A1 and M1.

The Harley Gallery
Welbeck
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S80 3LW
England

Website

www.harleygallery.co.uk

E-mail

info@harleygallery.co.uk

Telephone

01909 501700

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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