Art Galleries in Cumbria

Polly Checkland Harding

Ranging from impressive, nationally-significant collections in Grade listed buildings, to historic houses that now have a particular focus on local, contemporary artists, Cumbria’s collection of art galleries is both varied and geographically diverse.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Tullie House

    Tullie House

    Tullie House, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP - Visit now

    Tullie House is Carlisle’s principal museum and gallery, with strong collections, exhibitions and activities.

  • 2. Abbot Hall Art Gallery

    Abbot Hall from across the River Kent. Photo © Tony West.

    Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL - Visit now

    Abbot Hall in Kendal is a Grade I-listed gallery that holds one of the finest collections of historic, modern and contemporary art in the North.

  • 3. Percy House Gallery

    Percy House Gallery.

    Percy House Gallery, 38-42 Market Place, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9NG - Visit now

    Percy House Gallery in Cumbria is a contemporary art gallery which majors in painting, photography, and craft from local Cumbrian artists and makers.

  • 4. Brewery Arts Centre

    Image courtesy of Brewery Arts Centre.

    Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE - Visit now

    The Brewery Arts Centre is the hub of daily cultural life in Kendal, with theatre, cinema, gallery, cafe and bar.

  • 5. Lowes Court Gallery

    Image courtesy of Lowes Court Gallery

    Lowes Court Gallery, 12 Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DW - Visit now

    Lowes Court Gallery in Egremont aims to showcase the quality of traditional and contemporary Cumbrian craft.