Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery

View of the outside of the art gallery and libary building.
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Huddersfield Library: increasing reading and literacy; improving digital access and literacy; supporting everyone to achieve their full potential; supporting everyone to live healthier and happier lives; enabling greater prosperity; building stronger more resilient communities; and offering everyone access to culture and the opportunity to be creative

The art gallery presents an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the best of art, craft, photography and sculpture from regional, national and international artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Library

Opening hours

Monday: 9.30 am to 7 pm
Tuesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Closed

Art Gallery:
Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday and Monday: Gallery closed

Admission charges


The permanent collection includes paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture representative of 20th century British Art.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Key works include Francis Bacon's 'Figure Study II', Henry Moore's 'Falling Warrior', Stanley Spencer, Edward Wadsworth, L.S. Lowry.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Yorkshire Makers

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The ever changing Gallery 6 at Huddersfield Art Gallery promotes a variety of great Yorkshire craft & design, with displays of unique handcrafted jewellery, prints, textiles and ceramics all by Yorkshire makers. All artwork featured in the exhibition is for sale.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


A photo of the gallery including the sculpture of the Falling Warrior by Henry Moore

Perspectives: Aspects of the Kirklees Collection

  • 21 March 2017 — 31 March 2020 *on now

Come and view highlights of the Councils' collection on permanent display in the art gallery. Includes a range of work by Lowry, Moore, Epstein and Auerbach.

Suitable for

  • Any age
A painting of Newsam Mill in snow

Maxwell Doig: A Sense of Place

  • 11 November 2017 — 3 March 2018 *on now

We are thrilled to be hosting an exhibition of recent work by acclaimed artist Maxwell Doig. Born in Huddersfield, this exhibition features his stunning series of architectural paintings.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Olivia Hemingway: Home

  • 27 January — 21 April 2018 *on now

From portraits of actors Jodie Whittaker, Sir Patrick Stewart and Lena Headey, photographed in the artist’s home town of Huddersfield, to a series of everyday moments captured in people’s homes and detailed images of objects that reveal personal stories.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
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The Scapegoat Hill Band - Storybook Workshop

  • 3 March 2018 10am-3pm

Work with local artist and children's illustrator Lauren Lister to create a new picture book telling the tale of the Scapegoat Hill Band. Enjoy a day of creativity, exploring archives for inspiration, recreating the band's music, and creating words and images that Lauren will bring together to create a book that will be shared at storytimes.

Children will gain Arts Award Discover, and receive a copy of the finished book after printing.

Drop off in the children's library and collect from Huddersfield Art Gallery. Bring a packed lunch [and an instrument if you have one!]

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13


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Victor Grayson: The Man and the Mystery

  • 12 March 2018 1-2:30pm

Born in the slums of Liverpool, Victor Grayson spent time as a preacher, was wounded at Passchendaele, and shook the British establishment when he won the Colne Valley by-election as a socialist in 1907, age 25.

However, Victor became most well known when, one afternoon in September 1920, he walked out of his apartment and disappeared, never to be seen again.

Author David (now Lord) Clark will share the mystery of Victor Grayson. Copies of his book, Victor Grayson: The Man and the Mystery, will be available for sale and signing.

Suitable for

  • 18+


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.


Worksheets to support maths through art activities including: rotational printmaking, geometry through Islamic design and compass drawings.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery
Princess Alexandra Walk
West Yorkshire





01484 221964

General Enquiries

01484 221962


01484 221964

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