Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

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Lister Park
West Yorkshire

The Art Gallery is Highly commended: Museums and Heritage Award Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is one of the U.K's leading regional art galleries. Situated in the picturesque Lister Park, the civic art gallery has permanent art collections. In addition, the gallery plays host to a number of temporary in-house curated exhibitions and visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, V&A Museum of Childhood, the British Museum in London and many more national and international venues. The art gallery is one of four sites and is council run. It very much depends upon private donations, business sponsorship, grants from trust and foundations, admission charges and the support of our benefactors, donors and friends. Some of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery's facilities are available for hire. Please email with your enquiry. Cartwright Hall Art Gallery has been collecting prints for over one hundred years and its collection includes works by master printmakers such as Francisco Goya, William Blake and Walter Sickert and by modern masters - Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton. We also have the four major series of prints produced by David Hockney; Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, The Blue Guitar, A Rake’s Progress and Illustrations of the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy. For enquiries regarding the print collection please contact Well known artists currently on display within the permanent galleries include such names as Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Anish Kapoor, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dhruva Mistry, Cornelia Parker, Salima Hashmi, LS Lowry, Arpana Caur, Francis Newton Souza, Damien Hirst plus many decorative arts, Asian textiles and calligraphy. Cartwright Hall is set in the magnificent, Green Flag-awarded grounds of Lister Park, with a boating lake, adventure playground and Mughal Gardens. The Refreshment Room Cafe Situated in the original 1904 Refreshment Room of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, it is the perfect place to relax, get a good coffee and perhaps treat yourself to a deliciously tempting home baked cake or snack. Free Wi-Fi available. Cafe opening times: Saturday 8am - 3.30pm Sunday 11am - 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday: 10.30am - 3.30pm Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Admission free

Travel directions:

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station. For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Disabled parking and wheelchair access to rear of the building. Please ring bell and an attendant will assist. Access to all departments is by a lift. Accessible toilet. Baby changing unit.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

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