York Art Gallery

Verified Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW Location

Located in Exhibition Square, York Art Gallery is a must-visit art gallery in York. With an interesting collection of paintings and ceramics, it offers a superb cafe where visitors can relax and enjoy a drink. The gallery is free to visit, making it worth stopping by if you happen to be in the area. The friendly staff are always there to provide information and help explain the exhibits. The gallery showcases a wide range of art, including pieces with well-written histories from an LGBTQ+ lens. The building itself is beautiful and the atmosphere is welcoming. Don't forget to check out the lovely shop with its good selection of cards. Open weekdays and weekends, York Art Gallery is a great place to spend an hour appreciating art.

📍 Location

ℹ️ About

Name York Art Gallery
City York
Website http://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/
Phone +44 1904 687687

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about York Art Gallery

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for York Art Gallery is +44 1904 687687

What are today's opening hours?

Today Thursday, the opening hours for York Art Gallery are 10 am–5 pm and it is currently closed. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where York Art Gallery is located?

This Art gallery is located at Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Tourist attraction

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's opened on Sundays from 10 am–5 pm.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Thursday, May 30, 2024, the opening hours for the Art gallery are 10 am–5 pm

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm

👍👎 Reviews

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Interesting collection of paintings and ceramics. Superb cafe!

Matt B

7 months ago


Interesting museum. Free to visit, so worth a visit if you are nearby! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Miss Moe

7 months ago


Visiting the free part was really great; very friendly staff who helped explain some of the exhibits. Some interesting pieces with well-written histories, specifically from an LGBTQ+ lens. Overall a very enjoyable visit! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Brigid Wills

7 months ago


Not many paintings but quite good collection of pottery and a few highlights worth a visit Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Laura Papa

7 months ago


Great art gallery

John Martin

7 months ago


Now there is a surprise. Visited this gallery for the first time. It is really a great gallery. Good quality art, nice building lovely staff. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Keith Naylor

7 months ago


Really nice visit to the Bloom exhibition, which we really enjoyed. The cafe is lovely too and the staff so welcoming. Nice shop with good selection of cards. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Emma Thomson

7 months ago


First visit. A friendly staff member met us at the door explained the layout. Some very good pieces. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Andrew Short

7 months ago


We visited the free part. Good mix of art and different formats. Big pottery collection. Very nice building, staff and atmosphere. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Stephanie Jaques

8 months ago


We had never been to the gallery before so for a first visit it was a case of 'Art overload' especially by the time we got to the 'pottery and ceramics' area...having been around the very interesting and great mix of Paintings Hall we should have then gone straight to the splendid little cafe attached to the gallery. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Rod Cecil

8 months ago


Lovely art gallery, free to enter, lovely shop. There is a part of the gallery exclusive to paying customers only.

Maryam

8 months ago


Excellent gallery. Really enjoyed the diversity of the exhibits. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Michael Brooks

8 months ago


A mixed bag, some good some meh Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

faye sortor

8 months ago


Lovely exhibition of various genres. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Tamara Page

8 months ago


Great building, well laid out, lots to see, good gift shop and cafe, just wasn't my thing on the day. As a botanical artist I was excited to see the 'Bloom' exhibition, I enjoyed the old masters but unfortunately the modern paintings were for me a huge disappointment, my fault, should have done more research, art after all is subjective

Jennifer

8 months ago


Nice ground floor exhibition and shop, interesting things to consider buying. Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Aaron Gomez A.

8 months ago


Viewed the “Bloom” exhibition- a broad spectrum of works with something for everyone.

Jon Law

8 months ago


Lovely gallery. As cheapskates, we did the free permanent exhibition ( tbh not terribly attracted to the 'Bloom' special exhibition). Gallery was lovely, interesting exhibits, not too overpowering and lots of interesting items. Worth an hour of anyone's time (and maybe a small donation!). Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Gary Gowans

8 months ago


First time visiting here on holiday breaks. Lovely place and lots of thing to see, classic, modern artworks and beautiful potteries/crafts. Visited on Weekend Reservation recommended No … More

Jac Falconer

5 months ago


???? Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

LozzaMcK

5 months ago


The cafe rather than the gallery itself, awash with the middle classed & middle aged, women of the college "lecturer" type, a haven of civility & tranquility. Very pleasant staff, slightly over-priced as these places tend to be! ????‍♂️ Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Col

5 months ago


Stunning . So much to see. Wonderful atmosphere. Warm. Great Cafe/ toilets. Always a plus in York.

Gil Lester

6 months ago


I often pop into the Art Gallery when I am in York as I particularly enjoy the ceramics.It’s free and not too big that you feel overwhelmed.Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.There is a gift shop with a lovely selection; something to suit everyone I think.Also, I like the coffee shop which is easily accessible on the ground floor.I thought that I would update this review as I popped into the Art Gallery today.The staff were busy putting together a new exhibition but I wandered around the rest. It is such a lovely gallery with a mix of styles and media; I love the pottery section and also the ceramics in the main section.

Anne Stagg Hypnotherapy

6 months ago


I got to see beautiful ceramic pieces..But no contemporary designs inspired from Africa Visited on Weekday Wait time 30–60 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Kingsley Ofori-Gyan

6 months ago


Lovely gallery in a beautiful old building - plenty to see and engage with for both 14 and 3 year old, plus adult! The Thursday family art activity was great and such a well stocked room.Free for us too, as York locals. I would definitely recommend!

Liz McRhodes

6 months ago


Good free exhibition with some interesting pieces. It took us 20 mins or so to go around - my favourite was "The Lamp". Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Andrew Fuller

6 months ago


The ceramics exhibition was good and I adored the roof

heather croft

6 months ago


York is a Art City, Near York Minster, is a good trip location, Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm The York Art Gallery is FREE to visit

James Bird

6 months ago


Beautiful architecture of this building is worth of seeing, sadly didn't have time to go inside so it's definitely on my list next time I visit York

Dada ZD

6 months ago


Loved this gallery, used to the tate in london, but this was brilliant. Great pottery exhibition with special pieces on loan from private collector Anthony Shaw very unusual. Also saw 2 Lowry paintings I had never seen Visited on Weekend … More

Karen Shaw

6 months ago


Nice atmosphere Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

mark gadd

6 months ago


Fantastic place. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Bill Stockdale

3 months ago


Not sure about lbgt display Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Glyn Pusey

3 months ago


I spent an absolutely delightful two hours at the gallery when visiting York for the weekend. The building itself is beautiful and houses a fascinating collection spanning eras and genres. The ceramics collection was breathtaking and who doesn't love a mooch around a museum shop. Shall be sure to return when I next come to York. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Jo Sullivan

3 months ago


Nice little gallery. The ceramics are the best part. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Jo Beill

4 months ago


Some good artwork, worth a visit. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Emma Martin

4 months ago


Didn't enjoy as much as my last visit...many years ago. There didn't seem to be a lot on view i.e. pretty much only the first floor... Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Peter West-Hitchins

4 months ago


Not as big as I thought it was going go be and plenty of ceramics to see not many paintings Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Janet Blackwell

4 months ago


A great place , well worth a visit. Some marvelous pieces for specially the current pot collection. Pieces get changed around fairly often so always worth a repeat visit.

Dawn Abbey

4 months ago


Free entry but donations accepted..... Been to York so many times and never visited Gallery, wow, what an amazing place, well worth a visit, we definitely will be going again... Whay a gem. ???? Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Michelle Collins

4 months ago


A great gallery, we always enjoy visiting! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Rhianne Hart

4 months ago


That’s definitely deserve to visit There are varieties arts Visited on Public holiday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Xiaojuan Li

4 months ago


Really nice Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Joel Wynter (joeldubbleu)

4 months ago


Coffee is good, I come here regularly to see a couple of my favorite pictures - everything is easy to get to and it's never too busy. Discovered a relatively minor Walter Sickert but another added to my go to pica here.

David Brownhill

4 months ago


We called in for a cup of tea and scone in the cafe (very nice btw) and them decided to go to the special exhibition before going round the permanent galleries. The special was advertised as a 'drawing' exhibition. There were more paintings and sculpture than drawings and the balance was disappointing. The permanent exhibition is worth visiting though. Lots of early 16th and 17th century art on show. Great ceramics gallery as well. Allow a good 1.5 hours to do it justice. And have a cuppa.

Peter Crossman

4 months ago


Surprisingly fine British and Italian paintings here, Good exhibition of ceramics and an interesting shop. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Roger Fownes

4 months ago


Loved it Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

John Neale

15 days ago


Really enjoyed looking at the exhibitions here. I arrived at 10am on Sunday morning, I was literally the only one in the gallery and had quiet and peaceful time.The staff at the entrance were very friendly and helpful. The ticket seems to be cheaper buying online in advance.Highly recommended!

K H

1 months ago


£7. I’ve paid a lot less to get into galleries that have a lot more artwork. 2-3 big rooms I really liked. Nice mixture of old (my preference) and more modern. Personally I’m not a huge fan of ceramics and there’s 2 big rooms of it but that’s just me… and the last room was local high school kids art. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Pedro Rodriguez

1 months ago


I absolutely loved this place !! I was visiting York for the day and this was the highlight for me ... I spent a few hours wondering around... absolutely great value for money would definitely recommend and visit again.

Autumn Moon

1 months ago


In a place as busy as York the gallery really is a wonderful place to be. It is beautiful and inspiring.

Drew Tuck

1 months ago


Old review :You can view the art section for free. New Review: This no longer applies sadly. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Carol Atkins

1 months ago


Nice little art museum, cakes in the cafe are sublime:) Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Shaun Ferry

1 months ago


Not the most exciting art gallery but have a few interesting works which worth a visit. I like that they put around spaces for people to create their own works. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

noam shoef

1 months ago


Free light show . On a loop and set to music. Lasts about 10 mins. Definately worth a stop off to look and watch. Wait time No wait … More

Andy H

2 months ago


Definitely worth the relatively low cost price. I’ve been to many art galleries around the world and this one is definitely one of my favourite. I honestly wish that the Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 exhibit was a permanent exhibit because I was amazed by all of the exhibitions. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

J.

2 months ago


Lovely staff make you feel welcome and worth it just to see the Lowrys in a calm atmosphere

rob leach

2 months ago


Always an amazing experience The light show on the building fantastic The art displays are beautiful Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes … More

Thea Handley

3 months ago

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