Leeds City Art Gallery (Leeds)

Leeds City Art Gallery has been described as ‘Probably the best collection of twentieth-century British art outside London’ (John Russell Taylor, The Times).

Leeds City Art Gallery is a newly re-furbished creative and lively gallery in the heart of Leeds on The Heardow in Leeds’ Cultural Quater. Offering displays of Leeds’ Stunning collections as well as a dynamic programme of changing exhibition, Leeds Art Gallery is an innovative and exciting place to visit for people of all ages and tastes!

At Leeds City Art Gallery you can see a rich variety of art on display from Leeds’ impressive collections. See nationally acclaimed prints, watercolours, paintings, sculptures, photography, and contemporary art.Wander between rooms and see well-known artists from our region, such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Atkinson Grimshaw, Jacob Kramer, as well as work by a range of contemporary artists including Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Georgina Starr, Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon.

Recently benefiting from £1.5m investment, the gallery has had a major re-hang of its paintings and sculptures as well as adding a new multimedia exhibition gallery, a new floor and exposing for the first time in many years, the beautifully decorated Victorian Tiled Hall which links the art gallery to Leeds Central Library.

Break up a visit by to the gallery at the Tiled Hall café where a range of snacks and refreshments are on offer. Browse the gift shop or take part in regular events and activities, such as artist’s talks, ‘Art On The Mat’ sessions for kids, demonstrations or seminars. Click here to find out what’s on at the gallery.

Visitor information


The Headrow

Tel: 0113 378 5350

Email: art.gallery@leeds.gov.uk

Local transport information:

By bus: Leeds City Art Gallery is a 15-minute walk from the city centre bus station.

By train: The Art Gallery is a 10-minute walk from Leeds Railway Station.

By car: The Art Gallery is well serviced by all routes travelling to the city centre.

Parking: Metered street parking is located nearby on Cookridge Street. Secure car parking is available in Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre and Rose Bowl car parks, a 5-10 minute walk away.


You can find more information on access to the building HERE!
Free WIFI: To get online, just turn on your Wi-Fi service and select Leeds Free Wi-Fi. All you need to do is register once using your current email address.
  • Leeds City Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it will reopen its galleries to the public on 13 October 2017, after a period of closure to undergo essential repairs to the original roof and the historic Victorian building.

    Monday: Closed
    Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm
    Sun: 11am – 3pm