Visitor Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:

The gallery will temporarily close from 26 December 2020, until Southampton returns to Tier 1 or Tier 2 local restrictions.

If you have a ticket to the museum or a learning activity booked in the next two weeks our staff will be in touch to offer a refund. For any questions, call us on 023 8083 4536 or email museums@southampton.gov.uk.

Thank you to all of you who have visited and enjoyed our exhibitions and activities. We also want to thank our fantastic staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication which has allowed us to keep everyone safe.

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Opening Times

Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm (Last entry 2.30pm), Saturday 10am – 4pm (Last entry 3.30pm). Closed Sundays

Disabled Access

Wheelchair access is available from the street to the ground floor gallery foyer, which leads to a lift to the exhibition space on the first floor. Access can also be arranged for mobility scooters, please call the gallery in advance for more information on 023 8083 4536. Toilets, including disabled facilities, are situated on the ground floor in the Gallery Foyer.

Photography

Photography in the galleries is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes only. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed. The use of flash and tripods is prohibited. Some exhibitions may have copyright restrictions and we will inform you if photography is not permitted.

Please note, we respectfully ask that rucksacks be carried by your side while visiting the gallery to avoid damage to the items in the collection.

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Contact
Bookings line: 023 8083 4536
Email: art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk
Location: Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 7LP

Getting Here
You can plan your journey quickly and easily on My Journey Southampton

On Foot
Southampton City Art Gallery is situated on Commercial Road, on the northern end of the Civic Centre the entrance faces the park.

By Road
Directions from the M3: Drive from M3 to Hampshire. Take exit 14 from M3 > Take A33 to A3024 in Southampton > At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Bassett Ave/A33 > Continue to follow A33 Go through 1 roundabout > At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Brunswick Pl/A3024 > Continue to follow A3024 > Take the first left into Commercial Road >Southampton City Art Gallery is on your right opposite the park. The Civic Centre Clock Tower is a good reference point as the gallery entrance is part of the same building.

Directions from M27: Take exit 5 from M27 > Take A335 to A3024 in Southampton > At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Stoneham Way/A335 > Continue to follow A335 > Continue onto Dorset St/A33 > At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Brunswick Pl/A3024 > Take the first left into Commercial Road >Southampton City Art Gallery is on your right opposite the park. The Civic Centre Clock Tower is a good reference point as the gallery entrance is part of the same building.

Parking
There are a number of city car parks within easy walking distance. Find out more.

By Train
The gallery is only 5 minutes walk from Southampton Central Station. Find out more about train times and buy tickets from South West Trains.

By Air
Southampton Airport is nearby, approximately 10 minutes by train or 20 minutes by taxi.

By Bus
The gallery is situated on the main bus routes with services provided by all operators which stop on Havelock Road and Commercial Road. For more information and routes please visit the public transport page.

By Bicycle
Bicycle racks are located outside the gallery on Commercial Road.

By Ferry
The Hythe and Isle of Wight Ferry connections are located within approximately a 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk from Southampton Art Gallery. For more information please visit Red Funnel Ferry or Hythe Ferry

Hotels
Southampton has a wide range of hotel options. Search HotelsCombined or CheapRooms.co.uk to find hotels nearby.

Self-catering
Holidaycottages.co.uk offers a beautiful selection of cottages across Hampshire. Each unique property provides the perfect base to explore the regions diverse attractions whilst enjoying a variety of contemporary living or traditional accommodation options.

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