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20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A fantastic resource for adults and children alike.

We took our grancchildren to the pumpkin decorating activity, which was free of charge! The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernadette G
Grayson Perry visit and return to the cafe

Last time we visited we popped in for lunch and have returned again, but this time we just stopped... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
john s
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North Lincolnshire's leading venue for the contemporary visual arts, offering a range of creative exhibitions, activities and events.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
St. Johns Church Church Square, Scunthorpe DN15 6TB, England
+44 1724 297070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grancchildren to the pumpkin decorating activity, which was free of charge! The staff were really helpful and engaged with the children, advising on how they might decorate their pumpkins. In addition, the gallery had several good exhibitions (one a local artists competition,...More

Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Last time we visited we popped in for lunch and have returned again, but this time we just stopped for a coffee and a piece of cake we were so impressed with the selection on offer and the cakes were all home made by the...More

Thank john s
Reviewed September 10, 2018

we went primarily to see the Grayson Perry 'vanity of the small differences' exhibition, and it was fantastic. You could easily spend 2 or 3 hours on this alone . I finished on 9th Sept, so we were there for the last day. However the...More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Saw the incredible Grayson Perry "The Vanity of Smal Differences" exhibition. The 6 huge, stunning tapestries are hung in the old nave of the church to great effect. The setting is so intimate ans you can get really close to the work. When we arrived...More

Thank Hebejebe
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Spent two and a half hours in the exhibition looking at six tapestries with my partner,part of which was an audio visual while sitting in 1950s armchairs as Grayson explains his work. Studio is in an old church and adds to the atmosphere. Lovely cafe...More

1  Thank Joe W
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love this place!! Wish it was open on Sundays as we tend to visit family in Scunny on Sundays. The exhibitions are always really interesting. What an amazing surprise today to find that they’re hosting an exhibition of woven scenes designed by Grayson Perry!!!...More

1  Thank pinkie1990
Reviewed May 30, 2018

popped in here to the cafe on saturday for a light lunch after a friend recommended it to us,we were not disappointed, we decided to both have a jacket potatoe with filling but after seeing someones omlette go by, i changed my order and i...More

Thank john s
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Scunthorpe has some truly awful eating places, including a monstrosity in the indoor market a few yards from this place where you have to eat your breakfast fast enough to stop it congealing on your plate, but at least that place is cheap. In 20/21...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Brought my daughter here for a couple of hours to have a look around. She joined in the craft activities and made a cat. Have also been in the past and made clay tiles

Thank mesgfm
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Good exhibits,super,food and a calming experience. I have been to this venue several times now and it never fails to excite me. There is always something different to see.

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