Victoria Art Gallery

Victoria Art Gallery
Bridge Street
Pulteney Bridge

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Lower Gallery

01225 477233

Upper Gallery

01225 477244


01225 477232

Collections Manager

01225 477775

Gallery Manager

01225 477772


01225 477231

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Upper Gallery Permanent Collection
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Wonderful display of British oil paintings from 17th century to the present day including works by Gainsborough, Barker and Sickert. Over 1,500 decorative arts treasures.
Temporary exhibitions. Adopt a Painting needing restoration and be acknowledged in the gallery. Take part in a monthly Store Tour. Discover images of Bath through the ages. Get creative - art carts on both floors plus Young @ Art holiday activities for the under elevens. Relax with a cuppa or browse the shop!

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Tues-Fri 1000-1700
Sat 1000-1700
Sun 13.30-1700

Closed Mondays & bank holidays

Admission charges

Admission Free, small charge for some temporary exhibitions

Additional info

Please telephone for further details or to book activities.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Shipmate from the Ship of Fools

Edwina Bridgeman: Ship of Fools

  • 29 November 2014 — 11 January 2015

Bridgeman is back! The ever popular Bath artist turns her attention to a subject that has intrigued her for a long time. Dominating the show is a central installation of a fragile-looking vessel made from cardboard and found objects. The ship invites visitors to interact with it and explore what it felt like to be named a ‘fool.’ The gallery walls are lined with over 100 figures and animals - an audience perhaps, or future passengers waiting on the quay.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Adults £3.50, Under 21's Free, Art Fund members £1.75, concessions


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.

Art Store Tours

  • 17 December 2014 12-12:45pm

Explore the parts of the Gallery other people don’t reach.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Three free galleries, £3.50 charge for temporary exhibitions in the large lower gallery with concessions, under 21 years free, Art Fund members £1.75


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Creating landscapes KS2

This 2 hour session is focussed on the range of methods and approaches of landscape artists. Pupils create responses in dry materials.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 01225 477757

Facing up to it KS2

This two hour session works with the portraits in our main art collection. Pupils use a wide range of media to draw portraits and self portraits. They produce a final 3D abstract piece of work using card and scissors.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 01225 477757