York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
North Yorkshire







01904 687687

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York Art Gallery Redevelopment - Artist's Impression
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York Art Gallery is currently closed as a major redevelopment takes place and will reopen in 2015.

The redevelopment will increase the gallery's display space by 60 per cent by creating a new first-floor gallery in the space above the Main Gallery on the ground floor, and expanding into the rooms next door to the gallery, formerly occupied by the City Archives.

The 'new' gallery will then have three exhibition galleries on the ground floor, capable of hosting major national and international exhibitions, and four on the first floor, two of which will showcase CoCA, the new Centre of Ceramic Art.

A new entrance to the gallery will be created at the back of the building, leading down from the new first floor gallery into a newly-opened up section of York Museum Gardens, which will be developed into a public green space for fun and outdoor learning.

Other developments will include a new expanded cafe, a new lift, new toilets, new shop, a new collection store and an improved Studio space for learning.

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Opening hours

York Art Gallery is currently closed for redevelopment and will be reopening in 2015. Please check our website for our latest updates.

Admission charges

York Art Gallery is currently closed for redevelopment and will be reopening in 2015. Please check our website for our latest updates.

The entire collections of York Art Gallery are Designated Collections of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Parmigianino
  • Bernado Bellotto
  • Franz Snyders
  • Luis Egidio Melendez
  • JWM Turner
  • LS Lowry
  • Dame Barbara Hepworth
  • David Hockney
  • Sir Peter Lely
  • William Hogarth
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Francis Cotes
  • William State Murray
  • Bernard Leach
  • Shoji Hamada
  • Michael Cardew
  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.


  • 25 May 2013 — 25 January 2015 *on now

Featuring 15th century Italian paintings, sumptuous 18th century portraits by Hogarth and Allan Ramsay, Victorian masterpieces including Hogarth's Studio by EM Ward and LS Lowry's iconic view of York, this is a chance to see some of your favourites from York Art Gallery's collection as never before.

Venues are:

The Collection , Lincoln - 25 May - 26 August, 2013

Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston - 7 September - 30 November, 2013

Huddersfield Art Gallery - 14 December 2013 - 15 March 2014

Scarborough Art Gallery - 29 March - 29 June 2014

Cannon Hall, Barnsley - 12 July - 12 October 2014

The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate - 25 October 2014 - 25 January 2015

Suitable for

  • Any age





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.

Studio Saturday


These drop-in sessions are designed for accompanied children and are held on the first Saturday of the month, 11.00-12.45 or 14.00-15.45, in the relaxed atmosphere of the gallery's Studio.

How to obtain

There is a small charge for materials. Contact the museum on 01904 687687 for more details.