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Address: Castle Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BD, England
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+44 1799 513779

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Another excellent add-on when in Saffron Walden

It's only small, but within it's parameters, it's superb. Drop in when visiting the Bridge End Gardens PS. try and spot Grayson Perry's "Wh**e of Essex" which is legitimately... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's only small, but within it's parameters, it's superb. Drop in when visiting the Bridge End Gardens PS. try and spot Grayson Perry's "Wh**e of Essex" which is legitimately hiding there. (Tripadvisor has blocked the official name, hence ** !!!)

Thank Chris W
Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home of the North West Essex Collection of art work by local artists the gallery displays a range of works each year from the collection. This year from 2nd April to October the work of George Chapman is on show. It is a little gallery that is certainly worth a visit with three changing exhibitions throughout the year.

Thank vuepoint
Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very friendly staff and beautifull work on display. They recently put on an exhibition of my grandfathers work and were so welcoming and managed to fit over 30 family members in and put on a brilliant show for us. would absolutely recomend it to anyone.

Thank Rory C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The gallery specialises in the works of the Bardfield Group of painters, in particular Edard Bawden. Run by volunteers it is a real gem in the lovely town of Saffron Walden.

Thank Charles R
Crawley, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a small public art gallery which displays the artworks of a number of Essex artists and designers, but mainly ones who live, or have lived, in/around Great Bardford and Saffron Walden since the 1930's; people such as Edward Bawden, Richard Bawden, James Ravilious and Eric Ravilious. The items on display vary in theme and age, plus there are... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Fry Gallery is a gem. The gallery shows works of a diverse group of artists and designers who lived in the vicinity from the early 1930s onwards. Works by Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious are highlighted. Others often on display include Grayson Perry, Charlotte Bawden, Richard Bawden, Walter Hoyle, Audrey Cruddas, and Marianne Straub. There is also a small... More 

Thank Hank219
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and made our visit very interesting, explaining about the Bardsley group of artists, and how they came about, and the gallery is easily accessible from Castle Street or the Bridge End Gardens.

Thank PhotobugsUK
London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a small but very nice gallery specialising in works by local artists mainly from the last century.

Thank Ivor M
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

A delightful art gallery, free to visit. This time the small room had a series of prints by Richard Bawden. The larger gallery features a changing display by artists such as Keith Vaughn, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and others who lived in and around Great Bardfield. They have a well chosen selection of books to buy plus postcards and some... More 

Thank Enidstephenson
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great gallery down an alley way. It is based around the 20th Century Great Bardfield artists such as Edward Bawden & Eric Ravilous. It also has regular selling exhibitions.

Thank Wacarare

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