Coventry Art Galleries

(Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK)

Picture of sculpture in the city centreThe art scene in the Coventry area has gained pace in recent years and if you are looking to admire either traditional and more contemporary style art works, there are a number of good art galleries to be found here. The centrally located Herbert Gallery is one of Coventry's best offerings, although the Mead Gallery and the city's University of Warwick are also worth a visit.

Nearby and just a short drive from Coventry, both the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, have much to offer visitors and feature free admission.

Mead Gallery

Address: University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4524
One of the biggest exhibition venues in the whole of the West Midlands area, the Mead Gallery is located within the grounds of the University of Warwick, on the southern side of the city. The displays here vary greatly and incorporate a wide range of the visual arts, including photographic exhibits, paintings, sculptures in various mediums, and local craft works.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 12:00 to 21:00, term times only
Admission: free

The Herbert Gallery

Address: Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5QP, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7683 2386
The Herbert art gallery is located in the heart of Coventry city centre and is extremely close to the main shopping precinct and also the cathedral. Recently renovated and updated, the Herbert Gallery features two main exhibition spaces, where many impressive paintings and sculptures are displayed to best effect, together with a number of temporary exhibits and items of local historic significance. There is also an on-site cafe here serving hot refreshments at affordable prices, all through the day.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:30, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Riversley Park, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TU, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7635 0720
Known for their beautifully landscaped gardens, as much as their excellent collection of classical paintings and temporary exhibitions, the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery lies just a short distance to the north of Coventry. Other highlights include an interesting display about the famous Victorian writer, George Eliot, numerous seasonal events, and a popular tearoom.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:30 to 16:30, Sunday - 14:00 to 16:30
Admission: free

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Address: Little Elborow Street, Rugby Borough Council, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AW, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1788 533 201
Celebrating the town's cultural heritage and rich past, the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum features a regularly changing display of paintings and other types of art. Housed in a modern redbrick building, complete with stylish roof, this museum and gallery combination first opened its doors in 2000 and features a number of prominent 20th-century prints and also rather surprisingly, a fairly extensive collection of local Roman artefacts.
Open hours: Tuesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 20:00, Wednesday and Friday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free