Mercer Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road
North Yorkshire




01423 556188


01423 556130

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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.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Closes 4pm daily November to March

Closed: Mondays except Bank Holidays (open 10am-5pm)
Closed 23-26 December 2012 and 1 January 2013

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.
Edo Pop

Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan

  • 24 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

Take a glimpse into the colourful contemporary culture of nineteenth century Japan in an intriguing exhibition of EdoPop prints.

These colourful wood-block prints, featuring urban celebrities, actors, sports champions, fashion icons and villains, were ‘mass produced’ and eagerly sought after by fans of Edo’s (now Tokyo) pop culture.

EDOPOP is a lively and convincing visual record of the humour, compassion, anxieties and emotions of this great city.

Opening Times: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 2pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan 1830 - 1890

  • 24 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

This exhibition will explore the fascinating hand-printed pictures that were made in the 19th century city of Edo (present-day Tokyo).

These 50 woodblock prints show celebrities, Samurai, Sumo wrestlers, fashion icons, firemen, villains and their devoted fans.