Allen Gallery

Allen Gallery
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Situated in the historic market town of Alton, the Allen Gallery is an intimate setting for one of the south’s most outstanding collections of ceramics. The gallery hosts an impressive and varied selection of pottery, porcelain and tiles dating from 1250 to the present day.

The front section of the gallery was originally a stable and coachman’s house. William Hugh Curtis, the final owner of the building, left the premises in his will to be used as a public museum. The gallery opened its doors in 1963 and in 1979 was extended with funds from the WH Allen Bequest and Hampshire County Council.

Alongside its inspiring permanent displays, the Allen Gallery hosts a wide variety of temporary exhibitions all year round, as well as a regular programme of fun events and activities for all the family to enjoy, drop-in sessions, talks and bookable workshops.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

Free entry

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Allen Gallery
Church Street
GU34 2BW



General Enquiries



01402 82802

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