Mercer Art Gallery

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The gallery is home to Harrogate's Fine Art Collection. The collection is not on permanent display. Paintings, prints and drawings from it are featured in our lively and diverse exhibition programme throughout the year. Exhibitions include national touring shows as well as work by local artists.

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Opening hours

The Mercer Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm. We are closed on Mondays unless it is a bank holiday. Between November and March we close at 4pm.

Admission charges


Over 2000 works of fine art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Collection details

Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Frank Brangwyn war poster

The End of the War: Brangwyn's War Posters

  • 20 January — 10 June 2018 *on now

Contemplate our outstanding collection of War posters by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1856) in an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Brangwyn's powerful graphics and hard-hitting subject matter raised sympathy and support for British and allied forces and victims of the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Included with free admission to the Mercer Art Gallery. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00 until 16.00 (17.00 from March). Closed all day Monday.


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.
Brangwyn poster war orphelinat

Create your own protest posters!

  • 30 May — 1 June 2018

Something new for the school holidays: work with artist Jane Carlisle Bellerby to explore what makes a great poster. Generate impact with images, text and composition as you create your own portfolio of poster art inspired by our exhibition of Brangwyn posters.

This is a 3 part course suitable for young people aged 10+. Sessions will run on 30 May, 31 May and 1 June from 10.30am until 1.00pm.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15


This is a 3 day course so registration is for all three sessions. Booking is required, £40 per young person for the whole course. For more information call 01423 556188 or e-mail


Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road
North Yorkshire




01423 556188

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