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Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Art Gallery Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF, England
+44 161 253 5878
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Good local gallery.

Well presented art gallery with some interesting exhibitions in a historic building. An added... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom

Great free Museum worth a visit if you are in the area. On street parking pay a metre. There are... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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Housed in a distinctive Edwardian building, Bury Art Museum offers a welcoming, warm and friendly setting for visitors to enjoy art, (old and new), and discover the rich history of Bury and the surrounding area. Highlights from the art collection include 'Calais Sands' and 'Ehrenbreitstein' by JMW Turner; 'Spring Morning, Haverstock Hill' by Sir George Clausen; 'Different Horizons', blue neon light piece by Maurizio Nannucci; and 'Revolution of the 19th Century' and 'Essential Elements' by Pavel Buchler. On the lower ground floor is a dedicated contemporary museum space which hosts a vibrant temporary exhibition programme based upon the museum's archaeology, ethnography, natural history, costume and social history collections. This inspiring programme is supported by a wide range of family friendly activities and events which run throughout the year. The Art Museum is also home to Bury Art Shop, which offers original artwork, jewellery and crafts at affordable prices, and Tina's Tea Room which serves delicious coffee, tea, soups, sandwiches and cakes. Contemporary Art and International Touring Exhibitions Committed to innovation, Bury Art Museum works with artists on a regular basis, and hosts the Text Festival which is an internationally recognized event investigating contemporary art practices including, poetry, text art, sound art and performance. Bury Art Museum also houses the Text Art Archive: the largest dedicated collection of original works of Language Art in the country. The Text Art Archive's aim is to stimulate critical thinking and writing in the field around the subject.
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Art Gallery Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF, England
+44 161 253 5878
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Well presented art gallery with some interesting exhibitions in a historic building. An added plus here is the tea room well run by Tina. Excellent quality in lovely surroundings.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great free Museum worth a visit if you are in the area. On street parking pay a metre. There are lots of things to see around Bury.

Thank davidmowbray
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A beautiful building in which to display artwork. Didn't get a chance to try the cafe but it looked interesting.

Thank Greyfoodie
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Really enjoyed our visit, very manageable with intersting exhibits. Didn't have time to visit the museum downstairs, but looked interesting, maybe next time we come "up north"!!!

Thank jon b
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Unfortunately this space was once a magnificent local library and has been replaced by a dreadful so called sculpture park. I visit the library which is part of the building but I have yet to see people visiting Sculptures. The large space always looks empty...More

2  Thank AnnerobertaN
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Interesting museum. The best mince pies in Bury are sold here in the delightful cafe on the first floor of the museum, with excellent coffee.

Thank Barb37xx
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Bury Art Museum is one half noxious Victoriana and one half useless fluorescent postmodernism. The modern art hurt my eyes and the wannabe Holman Hunts hurt my sensibilities. The only decent painting is hung half way up a staircase. At least they have cleared out...More

1  Thank Guy W
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A friend told me it was worth a visit, and maybe that was true some time ago. I find it hard to believe that a screwed up piece of paper is art. If I dropped it in the street outside it would be litter, put...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place has been revamped recently. Sadly not for the better. The museum part used to be small and interesting. Most of the old exhibits have been removed and what is left is very sparse. Maybe enough to entertain for five minutes. In the art...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We paired this visit with the East Lancashire railway and weren't disappointed. There is a varied selection of oil , watercolours and prints that have been collected over its history. In addition, the gallery benefited from 2 visiting exhibitions with the Contemporary Australian Drawing being...More

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