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Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds art gallery staircase
Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds art gallery is temporarily closed with the current restrictions but I wanted to share a blog about our last visit. I had written about it previously but can’t find the post.

Leeds Art Gallery is on the Headrow so it is nice and easy to visit when you are in the city centre. The gallery is free to enter and donations are welcome.

I was really impressed with the mix of art, there was something for everyone and the staff were really knowledgeable. We enjoyed the interactive space where we painted and drew for a while. It is so lovely to spend time together without any need to have structure.

It’s worth checking out what exhibitions are on and timing your visits to see anything specific the details are all on the website What’s on. There is a huge permanent collection as well as the exhibitions and I think my favourite has to be the entrance hall and staircase. A mix of colour was always going to win my heart and this is beautiful. The modern geometric shapes against a backdrop of Victorian architecture is stunning.

The art is over two floors with a really impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. The space is accessible. The museum is closed on Mondays.

The gallery has its own cafe which is a magnificent space. Called the tiled hall cafe it was originally the main library reading room and maintains that sense of calm. The food and drinks are reasonably priced and they cater for all dietary requirements. it’s a lovely place to meet friends for a catch up. The coffee is great!

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