This historic Victorian building reopened its doors in October 2017 after a major renovation revealing a stunning glass ceiling and new gallery spaces.

Housing internationally significant work, Leeds’ city gallery is also now home to a vibrant wall-painting by Lothar Götz, funded through Art Happens, our crowdfunding platform. Titled Xanadu, the painting transforms the gallery’s entrance staircase, drawing visitors’ attention up towards light-filled galleries which were revealed during the renovation process and are now visible for the first time in a generation.

New collection displays feature new acquisitions including the film installation Movie by Halifax-born artist Hilary Lloyd, acquired with Art Fund support, while the gallery’s continued partnership with the adjacent Henry Moore Institute means it holds one of the most exciting and extensive collections of British sculpture in the world.

Leeds Art Gallery also houses the beautiful Tiled Hall, originally the main library reading room and then a sculpture court. The original fabric of the room was revealed in 2007 after an extensive renovation, and features ornate tiles and a barrel-vaulted mosaic ceiling.

Permanent collection

The collection boasts important works by such eminent figures as Francis Bacon, Jacob Epstein, Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley and Georgina Starr. There are also watercolours by Cotman and Turner, etchings by Rembrandt, and fine examples of 19th-century art, from paintings by Grimshaw, Tissot and Waterhouse to Rodin's The Age of Bronze.

Leeds Art Gallery

Free to all

The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA

0113 3785350


Opening times

Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 3pm

With a National Art Pass you get

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