Sheffield Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in Sheffield and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.

Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.

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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Sheffield

If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Sheffield then check out:

Site Gallery hosts an art collective of 14-19 year olds from the region that meets weekly and runs the Platform program as part of The Freelands Artist Scheme which is a new visual arts financing program that provides over £1.5 million support to national institutions aiming to nurture rising talent.

Millennium Gallery is open from 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday and contains a permanent show of the Ruskin collection spanning 130 years, a metalwork collection of 13,000 artifacts which is one of the biggest in the world, and a painting collection of 1,950 works.

Over 75 new pieces and works by over 500 artists have been commissioned and showcased at S1 Artspace which offers an open-plan and private studio space for artists. You can head over to S1 Artspace from 10am to 6pm on Monday or Tuesday and from noon to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Bloc Projects is a local contemporary arts organization that was founded in 2002.

The Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery exhibits the best work by local and visiting artists during their dynamic exhibition schedule that includes art, design, and media. David Mellor, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Charles Atlas, Ken Garland, Lance Wyman, Laurie Anderson, and George Grosz are among the previous exhibitors.

Cupola Gallery is open from 10am to 6pm every day but Sunday when they are closed and is one of the most prestigious contemporary art galleries in the north of England with over 300 artists’ works on exhibit at all times. They also offer custom picture framing and sell artwork.

One-of-a-kind exhibitions and workshops plus some art for sale can be seen at The Viewing Room from noon to 4pm most days but they stay open until 6pm on Friday and are closed all day on Monday.

Every week a professional artist leads art courses and seminars at Graves Gallery but don’t go on Sunday or Monday because they will be closed.

Materials & Supplies Near You

There are quite a few stores in this city to buy art supplies and materials like:

Art Scene is a local art supply store and Italian café that features a large selection of art materials for a variety of disciplines as well as books, stationery, and gifts.

Fred Aldous has been in business since 1886, stocks over 25,000 goods, and sells to consumers all over the world while also offering printing services.

The largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK is Hobbycraft who also offers workshops and demos in-store.

Colourcraft Limited is a significant manufacturer and seller of art, crafts, and textile materials in the United Kingdom.

The Works is a bargain retail chain that is a great place to buy cheap art supplies near you.

Shows & Events

These local art shows, events, and festivals are a can’t miss:

The Sheffield Ceramics Festival has made the most of the fascinating exhibitions at the museum and the specialized cafe-restaurant on site as well as the dynamic adjacent neighbourhood of Kelham Island. Over 40 established and emerging potter/ceramic artists from the Sheffield area as well as guest potters from farther afield will be showing and selling their work.

The annual Art in the Gardens festival is held in the Botanical Gardens in September each year and is the largest outdoor art market in the north of England.

The Great Sheffield Art Show is a yearly art exhibition held that features 150 professional and amateur artists displaying roughly 750 works of art all of which are for sale.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

There are some quality art dealers and appraisers in your area if you feel like buying or selling a piece:

Castle Fine Art is the UK’s premier retailer of limited-edition prints and original art offering international shipping and galleries across the country plus they do art consultations.

Sheffield Auction Gallery hosts auctions three to four times a year and they also offer selling and appraisal services.

From our main list Bloc Projects, Cupola Contemporary, and The Viewing Room also sell art.

Walking Tours

If you are reading this on a sunny day why not go on an art walking tour:

Sheffield Walking Tours has guided tours in the city centre and the surrounding area where you will experience public art including many cool sculptures.

Street art, graffiti, and wall murals in over 250 locations around town is what Street Art Sheffield will show you.

Sculptures & Statues

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You may also want to take pictures of these local sculptures and statues:

  • Teeming Statues at 15 Meadowhall Way
  • Ebenezer Elliott Statue at Weston Park
  • Salmon of Steel at Sheaf St
  • Women of Steel at Holly St & Barker’s Pool
  • King Edward VII Statue at Fitzalan Sq

Teeming Statues was created during a 20-month period between 1989-90 by Robin Bell.

The Ebenezer Elliott Statue was created by NN Burnard in 1854 sits in Weston Park.

Created by Jason Heppenstall, Salmon of Steel sits outside Sheffield railway station.

Women of Steel was unveiled close to the City Hall concert venue in June 2016 and was created by Martin Jennings.

The King Edward VII Statue was built in 1913 by Alfred Drury located in Fitzalan Square at the south of the eastern end of High Street.

Sheffield Art Classes

Some of you may be interested in private lessons while others may want group classes for kids, teens, or adults but either way the best Sheffield art schools are:

The Art House offers art classes and a wide range of different courses in a variety of formats during the day or evening, on weekdays, and weekends.

There are good art classes for kids aged 4–14 at The Kids Arts Academy who also has after school and holiday classes.

The Clayhouse is a studio that is home to ceramic artists Lou Wills and Wendy Wall that provides a wide range of pottery classes and specialist workshops.

Fine art course for adults and teens can be taken at Hangingwater Studio which is situated on the upper floor of a row of Victorian workshops in Fulton’s Yard on Nether Green Road.

The Viewing Room and the Graves Gallery from our initial list also have some great workshops where you can learn a lot.

Studios For Rent Near You

Those who want to rent out art studio space in your area can try to do so at:

Established in 1977 by local art graduates Yorkshire Artspace was one of the first studio groups developed outside of London where the studio movement began in the late 1960’s. Since then they’ve grown to become one of the largest and most established studio providers in the UK.

KIAC offers some of the cheapest studio spaces to rent near you and whilst turnover is low spaces do become available from time to time. Studios are rudimentary, vary in size, and are priced by this and by whether they have windows.

Based in a building which belongs to the city’s industrial heritage Vulcan Studios was refurbished and converted by artist blacksmith Sam Sherborne in 2005 to accommodate a workshop for himself and several other art studios.

Albyn Works opened its doors in 1875 and it’s been an inspiring place to run a business offering a fantastic range of character offices, studios, and workshops.

Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) currently has over 100 studios in Sheffield spanning over 8 ex-industrial and ex-office spaces. Demand for creative spaces is high and they are always looking to expand into more new exciting premises and transform them into communities of work, art and play.

S1 Artspace also has an art studio for rent in your area.


A frame can take a normal looking picture a long way, and some of the best places for art framing in Sheffield are:

APG Works is a great option for picture framing and screen-printing services in your area as they have been framing pictures and presenting art for over 20 years, many of which have been in their old cutlery works courtyard.

Picture Parade is a Bob Ross painting technique workshop. They are called upon to frame a wide range of items, all of which have their own particular requirements including pieces of original art, photographs, embroiderie, sports memorabilia, medals, and much more.

Great frame repair and canvas stretching is available from Framework Gallery which was established in 1992 and a fine reputation has been earned by delivering high quality workmanship and exceptional service to their loyal customers.

The Framery offers the only bespoke on the spot mount cutting service near you. Established in 1989 they are specialists in picture framing, prints and gift cards.

Sheffield Picture Framing has a supervised do it yourself framing service and a framing course if you want to learn how to do it properly.

Momento is a bespoke local picture and mirror framing store that has been well established since 1983.

Cupola Contemporary Art from the best museums and galleries in Sheffield list also does framing.

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Have Fun Enjoying The Sheffield Art Scene

Well guys, we tried to cover the local art scene near you to the best of our abilities. Hopefully you learned something about the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.

If you made it all the way to the end then you probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.

Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Sheffield!

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Dan Soloman who has been a huge fan of art since he was a little kid. His mother was a good local artist, and she taught him the trade from a very early age. He studied art and its history in both high school and college, has worked at multiple galleries, and recently has begun creating and editing online content for this site and some other online media platforms.


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