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Graves Gallery

Central Library Surrey Street | (Above the Central Library), Sheffield S1 1XZ, England
+44 114 278 2600
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Good exhibition

A delightful gallery above the Central Library with an excellent "Gardens in Art" exhibition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madalyn H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Nice for quick visit

This gallery has an interesting, albeit modest, collection in an historic building in the center of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reg Q
St. Marys, Canada
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The Graves Gallery is the home of Sheffield's visual art collection. Situated above the Central Library, away from the noise and traffic of the city centre, the Gallery is a peaceful haven for visitors to enjoy the city's art and a programme of temporary exhibitions. Famous names on show at the Graves include Turner and Sisley, while more recent artists include Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Marc Quinn. Local heroes include George Fullard, Derrick Greaves and Stanley Royle.
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Central Library Surrey Street | (Above the Central Library), Sheffield S1 1XZ, England
+44 114 278 2600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful gallery above the Central Library with an excellent "Gardens in Art" exhibition displaying a good range of material from their collection.

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gallery has an interesting, albeit modest, collection in an historic building in the center of town. Hidden away on the top floor of the library it's a good choice for a quick visit on an inclement day. Admission is by donation. And don't forget...More

Thank Reg Q
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We don't visit the Graves often enough. Saw an advert for the latest exhibition "Gardens in Art" and popped in to have a look. Very impressive! Loved the exhibition and also the permanent displays in the gallery - some well-known names, Stanley Spencer and Grayson...More

Thank Claribelle
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Gallery is situated on the top floor of the Central Library. I'd never visited before and on telling the staff this, they were very welcoming and explained the layout of the gallery. If you go around clockwise, as recommended each gallery is presented in...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 10 March 2017

After stepping into the tiny lift, you emerge on the third floor, with many rooms. I only intended to see the Grayson Perry tapestry, but spent a happy hour with paintings and sculpture. Especially enjoyable were 400 years of European art which encompassed portrait and...More

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Graves Gallery is directly opposite the Millennium Gallery and Winter Gardens. Free to visit, the building also houses the city library. Good selection of art, sculpture and other exhibitions, modern and old. There is a lift, but it was broken when I visited, people were...More

Thank RandRH
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We went to the millenium gallery and were left wanting more so found Graves gallery. There is something for everyone and it's much bigger with a variety of modern and older collections. Cafe was closed on our visit.

Thank DH1104
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This gallery has some excellent paintings and other artworks. I was particularly drawn to the tapestry by Grayson Perry. Well worth visiting just to see this. But there are many other works worth viewing. Not sure about the curatorial policy in grouping some of the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I really love art and was determined to visit Graves. I pass it every day but not been in it for years. Firstly just to give everyone a heads up. It's closed on Mondays and Sundays. It's open late on Wednesdays (though the cafe is...More

Thank TOM H
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Though there are some big name artists here e.g. Grayson Perry, Cezanne, Lowry the majority of artists are ones the average person, and I would describe myself as this, will not have heard of ditto some of the artistic schools they represent e.g. the kitchen...More

Thank Martin H
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