Shipley Art Gallery

Please be aware that Covid-19 may affect the listed opening hours.

Telephone: 0191 477 1495

Relax, unwind and discover the fantastic range of arts and design on show in the friendly surroundings of the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

The Shipley Art Gallery is the North East's leading gallery for contemporary art and design and has one of the best collections of ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture outside of London. It is also home to William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races and The Henry Rothschild collection of studio ceramics. This includes work by all major makers and studios working in ceramics during the 20th century in the UK.

The Shipleys permanent exhibitions include:

  • the Designs for Life gallery, a showcase featuring more than 300 objects made over the past 2,000 years.
  • the Saltwell Park Museum, a display of objects from the old Saltwell Park Museum.
  • stories of Gateshead through the ages.

Other gallery spaces show a range of exhibitions throughout the year. There are regular events including artist and curator talks, Get Crafty family activity days, concerts and fairs. Donations are welcomed, but entry is free to the gallery.

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Opening Hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday - Closed

Telephone: 0191 477 1495


Events at Shipley Art Gallery

Treasures from the Shipley Art Gallery

1 Jan 2020

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Online Event: Weekly Art Challenge

1 Apr 2020 to 27 Jul 2020

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