Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Free to all

Cartwright Hall is Bradford's civic art gallery and offers a programme of contemporary exhibitions, as well as four permanent galleries displaying works from its art collections.

Located within the scenic Lister Park, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is Bradford’s premier destination for art lovers. Opened in 1904, the gallery boasts a permanent collection spanning centuries, alongside a program of exciting temporary exhibitions.

Diverse collection

Cartwright Hall’s permanent collection showcases a diverse range of works with notable pieces by JMW Turner and LS Lowry. The gallery also houses an impressive collection of international contemporary prints, featuring works by Pop Art giants Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. For those interested in South Asian art and craft will find a dedicated collection in the gallery, including Islamic calligraphy and contemporary Sikh art.

Relax and reflect

The venue itself is a beautiful space, set within the award-winning Lister Park. Explore the park's scenic beauty, featuring a boating lake, an adventure playground, and even Mughal Gardens.

Hockney connection

Bradford-born artist David Hockney was a frequent visitor to Cartwright Hall in his youth. The gallery features a dedicated space showcasing Hockney's early works, highlighting the artistic influences that shaped the renowned artist.

Literature fans, why not visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Keighley, which is a short drive from Cartwright Hall.

Visitor information


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4NS
01274 431212

Free to all

Opening times

Tue – Fri, 10am – 4pm

Sat & Sun from 11am

Closed 25 and 26 Dec, 1 Jan and Good Friday

Visitor information

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