About – Southampton City Art Gallery


The gallery, based in Southampton’s burgeoning Cultural Quarter, opened in 1939. The gallery attracts art-lovers, curious amateurs as well as those who simply enjoy the atmosphere of a gallery. Southampton City Art Gallery offers the opportunity to enjoy high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and film, as well as permanent collection and displays that change regularly to ensure new experiences with each visit.

Free to enter and conveniently located right next to SeaCity Museum, the venue caters for families. You can enjoy gallery trails through the exhibitions, monthly art clubs and a fantastic range of activities for all ages.

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Sustainability at Southampton City Art Gallery 

We are proud to be part of the Arts Council England Accelerator programme. As part of the commitment to move to a Carbon Neutral City by 2030 the Green City Charter has been launched. Our vision is to create a cleaner, green, healthier and more sustainable City.

We have stopped the automatic printing of receipts for front of house this is also applicable to retail and catering. We are supplied by 100% green electricity. We use recycled materials where possible for learning activities. We are moving to LED exhibition lighting by the end of March 2020.

If you have any suggestions on how we can become more sustainable please email the museums team.

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