From purpose-built, civic institutions to art deco breweries and repurposed mills, Leeds and its surrounding region is bursting with some of the best galleries and art centres in the North. While not a small city, getting around Leeds is easy enough so you can definitely visit a few of its wonderful galleries in one go, if you feel like it!
Starting with the fine collection of Leeds Art Gallery‘s 20th century art, you can enjoy the permanent collection as well as the temporary, changing exhibitions. The gallery is also physically connected to the Henry Moore Institute, so you can easily pop in next door to check out any sculpture displays. CLAY is brimming with thought-provoking and boundary-testing live art, while Assembly House is home to 49 artists, so keep an eye out for updates on new shows and classes, such as life drawing.
A little further out, you’ll find The Tetley which, alongside some incredible architecture, also boasts a programme of fascinating exhibitions. Further still, Hepworth Wakefield invites visitors with its gorgeous surroundings, including a garden, while the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a true national treasure of artwork seamlessly intertwined with nature.