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Fry Art Gallery

Castle Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BD, England
+44 1799 513779
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Popped in again.

Always interesting items on display, local and not so, but a lovely place in a beautiful town... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Small but friendly art gallery. We called in en route to Bridge End Gardens really but still... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Castle Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BD, England
+44 1799 513779
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Reviewed yesterday

Always interesting items on display, local and not so, but a lovely place in a beautiful town. Worth a visit.

Thank CharlesTPollard
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Small but friendly art gallery. We called in en route to Bridge End Gardens really but still enjoyed a mooch round. There were lots of serious art enthusiasts in the gallery either looking to buy or even drawing themselves. Nice add on if you are...More

Thank IanJulie2013
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Tucked away in Saffron Walden is the Fry Gallery. It's something from the past and all the more delightful for it. Gems on display. Run entirely by volunteers, we were told, by two of the most welcoming volunteers you could hope to meet... Worth discovering....More

Thank Delius17
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This art collection is one of the best outside London not in a big city. It is varied, full of surprises, very welcoming and free!

Thank madamealfredcarriere
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Was astounded to walk in and find Ravilious hanging on the walls surrounded by other amazing artists. There is a permanent collection and a temporary exhibition. Staff very welcoming.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If visiting Saffron Walden find time to visit the Fry Art Gallery. It is tucked away down a small path between Castle Street and Bridge End Gardens and is easily missed. I had lived in the town for a couple of years before I found...More

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The gallery focuses on artists from the pre-war and wartime artists colony who settled in the area, principally Bawden and Ravillious. If you're local it's one of those places that becomes an old friend, good for dropping in to see favourite pictures, especially prints, when...More

Thank AlandeWalden
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Eric Ravilious is one of my favourite artists and along with Edward Bawden and other Essex artists the exhibition was first class. We staid so long we were the last people there and met a delightful lady who had known Edward Bawden.

Thank darnoc2511
Reviewed 21 June 2017

you will find this on the walkig guide to the town that you get from the tourist office. it is near the church ( well worth a visit) and some medieval streets that are really photogenic. The gallery is tucked away but it has a...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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 ** !!!)

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