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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Swansea’s City Gallery – A vibrant and inspiring art space for everyone

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01792 516900

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Official partner

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Set within the heart of the City, Glynn Vivian is a centre of excellence for the visual arts and a world class gallery for Wales.

The Gallery is a vibrant and inspiring free art space for everyone and provides a place for historical, modern and contemporary art exhibitions, talks, lectures and conferences, live music, performance and events in the heart of Swansea’s bustling artistic quarter.

It reopened in October 2016 following a major redevelopment to transform and conserve the Gallery’s original 1911 Grade II* listed building providing a fully accessible, welcoming, refreshed 21st century visitor experience.

New galleries have been added, alongside expert conservation studios and collection store, a dedicated 80 seater lecture theatre, a library and archive centre and a new Café and Gallery shop.

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery (founded in 1911) has developed a significant Collection covering a broad spectrum of the visuals arts from old masters to contemporary artists, with an international collection of porcelain and Swansea china.

The dynamic Exhibitions programme hosts national and international touring exhibitions of major contemporary artists and art historical shows. The Gallery also provides a platform for artists based in Wales to present their work in a local national and international context.

The award winning Learning team help to create a friendly, supportive atmosphere in which people of all ages are able to develop an understanding of the world of art, alongside an exciting community interpretation programme of talks, tours, lectures and events.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is part of the City and County of Swansea and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

Glynn Vivian is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with the Plus Tate network of visual arts organisations across the UK.

See our website www.glynnviviangallery.org for a full programme of what’s on this season.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Facilities
Cards accepted Children welcome Baby changing facilities Wheelchair access Family friendly Lift Live Music Restaurant / Café Toilets Totally non-smoking Wi-Fi Meeting facilities Nearest car park approx. 400m Public transport approx. 100m Accessible toilet Groups Welcome

Opening times

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Opening hours

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

Opening information

Free admission

Contact

Postal address

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Rd, Swansea
SA1 5DZ

www.glynnviviangallery.org

Email

glynn.vivian.gallery@swansea.gov.uk

Call us

01792 516900

Awards

Trip Advisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Swansea Bay Tourism Award Highly Commended 2017

Swansea Bay Tourism Award Highly Commended 2017

Accreditations

CyMAL Accredited Museum

CyMAL Accredited Museum

Family Arts Standards

Family Arts Standards

Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Tourism Swansea Bay Member

Tourism Swansea Bay Member

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Access improved for mobility impaired people