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Graves Gallery

Central Library Surrey Street | (Above the Central Library), Sheffield S1 1XZ, England
+44 114 278 2600
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Small and well presented

We didn't knwo that this place existed, but spotted it from our restaurant balcony. having time to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dick h
Derby, United Kingdom
Good exhibition

A delightful gallery above the Central Library with an excellent "Gardens in Art" exhibition... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madalyn H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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The Graves Gallery is the home of Sheffield's visual art collection. Situated above the Central Library, away from the noise and traffic of the city centre, the Gallery is a peaceful haven for visitors to enjoy the city's art and a programme of temporary exhibitions. Famous names on show at the Graves include Turner and Sisley, while more recent artists include Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Marc Quinn. Local heroes include George Fullard, Derrick Greaves and Stanley Royle.
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Central Library Surrey Street | (Above the Central Library), Sheffield S1 1XZ, England
+44 114 278 2600
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't knwo that this place existed, but spotted it from our restaurant balcony. having time to kill, we popped in for a look round. It's a small but quite comprehensive selection of many different styles of art, and containing some very nice examples. And...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful gallery above the Central Library with an excellent "Gardens in Art" exhibition displaying a good range of material from their collection.

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery has an interesting, albeit modest, collection in an historic building in the center of town. Hidden away on the top floor of the library it's a good choice for a quick visit on an inclement day. Admission is by donation. And don't forget...More

Thank Reg Q
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We don't visit the Graves often enough. Saw an advert for the latest exhibition "Gardens in Art" and popped in to have a look. Very impressive! Loved the exhibition and also the permanent displays in the gallery - some well-known names, Stanley Spencer and Grayson...More

Thank Claribelle
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Gallery is situated on the top floor of the Central Library. I'd never visited before and on telling the staff this, they were very welcoming and explained the layout of the gallery. If you go around clockwise, as recommended each gallery is presented in...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 11 March 2017

After stepping into the tiny lift, you emerge on the third floor, with many rooms. I only intended to see the Grayson Perry tapestry, but spent a happy hour with paintings and sculpture. Especially enjoyable were 400 years of European art which encompassed portrait and...More

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Graves Gallery is directly opposite the Millennium Gallery and Winter Gardens. Free to visit, the building also houses the city library. Good selection of art, sculpture and other exhibitions, modern and old. There is a lift, but it was broken when I visited, people were...More

Thank RandRH
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We went to the millenium gallery and were left wanting more so found Graves gallery. There is something for everyone and it's much bigger with a variety of modern and older collections. Cafe was closed on our visit.

Thank DH1104
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This gallery has some excellent paintings and other artworks. I was particularly drawn to the tapestry by Grayson Perry. Well worth visiting just to see this. But there are many other works worth viewing. Not sure about the curatorial policy in grouping some of the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I really love art and was determined to visit Graves. I pass it every day but not been in it for years. Firstly just to give everyone a heads up. It's closed on Mondays and Sundays. It's open late on Wednesdays (though the cafe is...More

Thank TOM H
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