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Smith Art Gallery (Calderdale Council)

Halifax Road

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Tel: 01422 288065



This purpose built Victorian art gallery is set in Rydings park on the edge of Brighouse. It has a permanent display of Victorian paintings. You can also see temporary exhibitions, including many by local and regional artists. These give you the opportunity to buy original works of art.

If you are part of a group, you can book a special tour of the gallery. You can also volunteer at the gallery.

There is a gift shop and a coffee machine. Brighouse library is in the same building.

Events are held throughout the year. You can find out about these on the website. The Friends of the Rydings also holds events at the gallery.

Parking (including for disabled people) is available. Access for wheelchair users is at the rear of the building.

You can view images of some of the oil paintings in the online collections gallery

Relevant for

  • Carers
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Physical disabilities

Opening hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3.30pm
Sunday Closed

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Gateway to Care

Tel: 01422 393000
Textphone: 01422 393398
Text messages only: 07776454642

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Gateway to Care Halifax Customer First 19 Horton Street Halifax HX1 1QE


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