A bespoke tour or a general introductory visit can be arranged to suit your itinerary. Tours are available from volunteer tour guides or from our curatorial staff. The Henry Rothschild Study Centre for Studio Ceramics contains spectacular 20th century ceramics and handling opportunities are available for small groups.
The Shipley Lounge is a relaxed place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a safe place for young children to play. The Gateshead Central Library cafe is just a 5 minute walk away for lunch or afternoon tea. Our refurbished gallery shop will provide the finishing touch to your visit, with a beautiful range of gifts, books and jewellery, including local makers.
If your group visit includes a meeting then we have just the space for you! The Shipley Workshop is available for hire. Please†visit the Venue Hire†page for more information.†
The Shipley Art Gallery is fully accessible. Please go to†the Access page†for more information. If you have any questions or special requirements please let us know in advance.
The Curatorial team at the Shipley Art Gallery can provide specialist tours. The Friends of the Shipley can provide introductory tours including the history of the venue and collection.
The Shipley Lounge provides a space to have a cup of coffee and relax. Light refreshments for groups can be arranged through external caterers. Please contact the gallery for more details. The Gateshead Central Library cafe is 5 minutes walk from the Shipley and provides a range of hot and cold food and drink.
Complete your visit by browsing through our refurbished shop to find the perfect gift or souvenir of your visit.
Payment, Cancellation and Deposit
The Shipley Art Gallery charges £4 per adult for a group visit. A tour from curatorial staff is payable in addition to this cost. Please contact the Gallery for more information on curatorial fees. Refreshments supplied by external caterers must be paid directly by the group.
Payment of group visit and tour fees can be made in a variety of ways. One payment for the whole group can be made at the reception desk on arrival. Alternatively the Shipley Art Gallery will invoice the group leader for the booking and payment must be made according to the terms of the invoice.
The staff at the Shipley Art Gallery will be delighted to work with you to ensure your visit is tailored to your requirements and any individual needs. Please contact the gallery on 0191 4771495 or email@example.com.