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Allen Gallery

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Great little find

Really enjoyed our time here with an 11 and 7 year old. Lots of activities like making shield... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Catherine J
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great little gallery and lovely garden

Interesting and eclectic collection of ceramics in this small but very interesting gallery. The... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
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4 Sep 2018
“Great little find”
27 May 2018
“Great little gallery and lovely garden”
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our time here with an 11 and 7 year old. Lots of activities like making shield rubbings and games like dominoes. The Egypt exhibition was a bonus with X-ray of a mummified cat!

Thank Catherine J
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Interesting and eclectic collection of ceramics in this small but very interesting gallery. The garden is a delight on a warm sunny afternoon, wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Great for wandering around with an ice cream (the ginger one they sell is particularly good). The staff...More

2  Thank NB1957
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

The Allen Gallery, just off the High Street is a must visit. If only to enjoy the quietitude and relaxing calm of the garden and its herbarium. You can sit here at a tables complete with sun parasols and enjoy homemade cakes with tea or...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Just viewed the Ghurka display, interesting. I often pop into the gallery and the displays in the back room change. Also it has a garden you can only access from the gallery which sometimes has sculpture on displays. Everything is free to see, there is...More

Thank 495mia
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Small local gallery, don’t expect to see paintings as we did. However there is a huge selection of ceramic painted tiles. Nice to see local items. Nice little cafe and volunteer staff friendly and helpful. Nice place to pass an hour or so.

2  Thank Isabel W
Reviewed May 24, 2017

A hidden gem, a must for everyone, friendly ,relaxing and like i say a hidden gem in alton, easy parking nearby, free to get in, tearoom has lovely cakes

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed March 20, 2017

What a treat. Friendly welcome, wonderful art and pottery. Even team and cake in small eating area. Garden is also worth a look.

Thank David S
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We went on a wet Feb day, they were welcoming and helpful. We had 11people in our party, with 4being small children. They let us have our picnic in their cafe as long as we bought some drinks. It was so relaxing. The gardens are...More

Thank Annie-maggie-moggs
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I find Allen Gallery a great place to view the amazing array of ceramics right up to modern works by Lucie Rie. The art nouveau tiles as a must to look at. The gift shop has interesting and well priced gift ideas. You can sit...More

Thank Gillanderss
Reviewed January 18, 2017

A very well run gallery worth a visit, very often there are evenings of talks, the Alton Brewery one very good, also the one on Alton, having lived here all my life still found out many interesting things. Also good to pop in for a...More

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