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Art Gallery, free entry

Cartwright Hall

Cartwright Hall



01274 431212


Lister Park,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 Nov - Thu 7 Jun Decades of Delight: 250 Years of Circus
Fri 29 Dec - Mon 8 Jul 100 Years of Bradford Painters
Fri 29 Dec - Sun 8 Apr Glisten and Shine: Glass
Fri 23 Feb - Mon 23 Apr Cupola: A Circus Installation


Cartwright Hall is Bradford's civic art gallery and offers an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, with four permanent galleries displaying works from our art collections. The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art, with strong collections of international contemporary prints and contemporary South Asian art and crafts.

This gallery dedicated to the work of Bradford born artist David Hockney, showcases Bradford’s unrivalled public collection. It includes early work and provides an introduction to his life and art with a particular focus on Yorkshire and Bradford.

Cartwright Hall is set in the magnificent, Green Flag-awarded grounds of Lister Park, with a boating lake, adventure playground and Mughal Gardens.
Stroll around Lister Park to view sculpture and public artwork, some on loan by the artists, others from Bradford’s own collections.
There is also a privately run cafe in the Lister Park boat house that serves hot and cold drinks, food and ice-cream. Open April - September, 12 noon -7pm; October 11am - 5pm (weekend only). If the weather is good you may find the cafe open outside the usual hours! Telephone: 01274 487312.

***Due to essential upgrades to security systems at Cartwright Hall, some parts of the gallery may be closed to the public between 1st February 2018 - end March 2018. We will keep individual gallery closures to a minimum. This work is essential for the gallery to meet stringent international standards which will enable us to work more closely with high profile national and international institutions to bring some of the world's most prestigious art to Bradford in the future. The new David Hockney Gallery is unaffected. If you are coming to see something specific or travelling a long distance please ring 01274 431212 to find out more.***

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

**Due to essential maintenance, some parts of the gallery may be closed to the public until the end March, contact T: 01274 431212 for information.**

Tues - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat and Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81196 Long: -1.77215

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

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Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 miles from Frizinghall Train station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired