The Shipley Art Gallery

Address: Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 4JB

The Shipley Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of Contemporary Craft outside London and includes work by leading makers in a wide variety of media such as, ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and jewellery.

Fine Art

The highlights of the art collection are Victorian paintings and Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Henry Rothschild collection

The Gallery also houses one of Britain's finest collections of post-war studio-ceramics. It includes works by a number of influential and innovative ceramicists that are available for closer scrutiny with our keeper, in our study centre.

Temporary Exhibitions

The Shipley has an exciting and varied programme of temporary exhibitions with linked educational events and activities.


Tours and workshop sessions, linked to all key stages in Art and Design, that can be adapted to meet the requirements of your group. Contact the Gallery for availability.

Well equipped Education Room

Handling Collections are available for Contemporary Craft, Decorative Art, The Blaydon Races, Quilts and Davidson's Glass.

Craft Reference Library
Teachers events

Contact the Learning Team for further details, on 0191 477 1495

Location | Organisation's website

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