To help everyone enjoy their visit, we have updated our COVID-19 guidance:
To keep everyone safe in our venues, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear a face masks in the gallery in line with government guidance.
Our one-way system is still in place for social distancing, so please do give each other plenty of space in the gallery.
There are plenty of hand sanitisers around the gallery for visitors to use and we’ll be continuing our increased cleaning regime.
We are free to visit and following the relaxing restrictions, you no longer need to pre-book to visit the gallery.
We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Education groups planning visits upon opening can book through firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm (Last entry 2.30pm), Saturday 10am – 5pm (Last entry 4.30pm). Closed Sundays
We will be closed 24 December to 1 January. Reopening again on Monday 3 January.
We’re are trialing Sunday opening hours! We’ll be open on the following Sundays to test visitor numbers and make sure everyone gets the chance to visit Southampton’s incredible collection of artworks and exhibitions in the gallery.
Sunday 31 October – open 10am – 5pm
Sunday 28 November – open 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12 December – open 10am – 5pm
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 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.
Bookings line: 023 8083 4536
Location: Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 7LP
You can plan your journey quickly and easily on My Journey Southampton
Southampton City Art Gallery is situated on Commercial Road, on the northern end of the Civic Centre the entrance faces the park.
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.
There are a number of city car parks within easy walking distance. Find out more.
The gallery is only 5 minutes walk from Southampton Central Station. Find out more about train times and buy tickets from South West Trains or The Trainline.
Southampton Airport is nearby, approximately 10 minutes by train or 20 minutes by taxi.
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.
Bicycle racks are located outside the gallery on Commercial Road.
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
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