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Part of Bradford District Museum and Galleries, , Cartwright Hall was purpose built on the former site of Manningham Hall and opened as a gallery in 1904.  It is locating in Green-Flag awarded Lister Park, about a mile from Bradford City Centre.

It offers an exciting programme of exhibitions, alongside permanent galleries displaying items predominantly (but not exclusively) from our art collections. 

Included in those permanent galleries is the ‘Hockney Gallery’ , dedicated to
the work of Bradford born artist David Hockney, It includes early work and provides an introduction to his life and art with a particular focus on Yorkshire and Bradford – David frequently visited Cartwright Hall to study and sketch.

In need of a snack or a slice of cake?  You’ll find the Refreshment Room Café at the bottom of the building, in its original 1904 location.  A perfect spot to rest and refresh before you continue to explore.

Bradford District Museums & Galleries are a family friendly organisation.  We regularly organise free events, activities and workshops across all four sites particularly during the school holiday periods – check for the latest events and activities on offer.

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

View AccessAble’s Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Wednesday, 17th January 2024 - Sunday, 12th May 2024

A woman with a cameraShy Burhan: Women In UniformA new exhibition from Shy Burhan at Cartwright Hall
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Friday, 3rd May 2024 - Sunday, 13th October 2024

A sculptureWhere It BeganOsman Yousefzada takes a deeply personal look at migration, identity and community at Cartwright Hall.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry


  • Picnic site


  • Education/study area


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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. For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit  

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Type:Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4NS
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Tel01274 431212

Opening Times

* Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday – Sunday | 11:00 – 16:00

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