University of Keele, Art Collection

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Throughout each year, Keele University Art Gallery, under the Curatorship of Marion Gidman, hosts a programme of exhibitions with each event offering a range of unique and inspiring works to challenge and stimulate the imagination and appreciation of the most discerning artist.

The Art Gallery is located within the Chancellor’s Building on the University campus and is open to staff, students and the general public.

Venue Type:

Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Opening times may alter due to University activities. Please check in advance of your journey.

Admission charges

Entry Fee: £12, or £10 concessions.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Archives

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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Keele Hall

  • 13 September 2015

The Keele estate was owned by the Sneyd family from 1540 to 1949. The first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and was rebuilt to the design of the celebrated Victorian architect Anthony Salvin in 1855-1860. It is a Grade II listed building. In 1949 the University College of North Staffordshire was founded on the site, which received the Royal Charter as Keele University in 1962. Keele Hall houses an outstanding collection of Mason Ironstone ceramics.

There will be guided tours of the heritage areas of Keele Hall.

The Raven Mason Collection in Keele Hall outlines the development of Mason ceramics. Curator Harry Frost will be available and offers a free identification service for ceramic items.

The Chapel is open to visitors around service times (i.e.afternoon only). Designed by George Pace and consecrated in 1965, it is the first purpose-designed ecumenical place of worship in the UK.

The campus has over 600 acres of landscaped grounds, farmland, woodland and University buildings and facilities.

There are leaflets for self-guided walks around the campus and arboretum. The arboretum includes a national collection of cherry trees.

Suitable for

  • Any age


University of Keele, Art Collection
The Art Gallery
The Chancellors Building
Keele University



01782 583 373


01782 584 165

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