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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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Outstandingly Good Display of Representative Works in a Collection.

This gallery of fine art located on the third floor of the library is simply marvellous (there is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
Good visit

On the upper floor of the library was nice to visit whilst in the area. There is a nice circular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bee B
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 2 weeks ago

This gallery of fine art located on the third floor of the library is simply marvellous (there is a lift for people who cannot manage stairs easily.) There is a good selection from the collection of good painting and sculpture on display. The labels are...More

Thank eclectic6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the upper floor of the library was nice to visit whilst in the area. There is a nice circular route through the rooms exhibiting the art work. A little shop with a friendly member of staff greeted us on arrival and departure. No cost...More

Thank Bee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok but no great shakes! Lift out of order no staff in the entrance hall so didn't know about the service lift at the back of the building until I had struggled up the stairs! Big pile of sick on the front steps and a...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 14 June 2017

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 14 June 2017

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 10 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
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