Victorian Gallery

Victorian Gallery © Nick Harrison

Victorian Gallery building work

The Victorian Gallery will re-open on Saturday 13 October following extensive building work.

Our team are busy re-hanging the paintings in preparation for the re-opening. We thank you for your patience whilst these works have been taking place and we look forward to seeing you back at the museum soon!

Permanent gallery

Relax amidst the splendour of our Victorian Gallery and admire the paintings, decorative art and fine art.

From the re-decoration and re-hanging of Victorian artworks, the gallery now includes all the old favourites previously on display, as well as works from our stores.

In keeping with the Victorian museum experience we will also be displaying all sorts of objects in our cabinets of curiosity - showcasing some of the weird and wonderful things our Victorian museum curators collected!

All of our oil paintings can be viewed online on the BBC Your Paintings website

Embroidery works

You might spot a new addition to the gallery on your next visit. 

For the sake of conservation we have taken down the watercolours from the Victorian Gallery to rest them, as long exposure to light can damage the works. In their place we have hung some intricate and detailed embroideries which were created in the 19th century. Find out more.

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