John Hansard Gallery

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142-144 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DU

  • Phone: 023 8059 2158

John Hansard Gallery is one of Britain’s leading public galleries of contemporary art. Part of the University of Southampton, we support, develop and present work by outstanding artists from across the world. Established in 1979, we are proud to play a dynamic role in the cultural life of Southampton and the region. We’re a place to visit for extraordinary experiences, where you can see and think about the world differently. John Hansard Gallery is getting excited about the move to our new location in Southampton’s Guildhall Square in May 2018, marking our long-awaited, purpose-built city centre gallery space as part of a brand new arts complex for Southampton. As part of Studio 144, the new complex will provide a stunning visitor attraction at the heart of Southampton’s thriving cultural quarter of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues, situated around Guildhall Square. As well as John Hansard Gallery, Studio 144 will also be home to Southampton’s leading producing theatre company, NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, alongside City Eye, Southampton’s inspirational supporter of film culture. Side-by-side in the new arts complex, John Hansard Gallery, NST and City Eye will present world-class art exhibitions, inspirational performances, outstanding resources for film-makers and creative events for all ages, each venue contributing to extending the range and quality of arts and culture in the city.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tue-Fri 1100-1700, Sat 1100-1600



Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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