Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (must see)

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is the public art gallery of the city of Swansea. It was completed in 1911 after Vivian's death.

The gallery displays a broad spectrum of visual arts from the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910), and includes work by Old Masters as well as an international collection of porcelain and Swansea china.

In October 2011 the gallery was closed temporarily for a £6 million refurbishment and recladding of the 1974 extension. It was estimated this work would last two years. During the closure, the gallery planned to continue a programme of activities using alternative local venues. The former chair of the Arts Council of Wales was quoted as saying "The Glynn Vivian is a major civic facility and the only purpose-built art gallery in Wales that is still open. It will be missed by the people of Swansea but they will welcome it back in its renewed form".

Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

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Sight Name: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Sight Location: Swansea, Wales
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cultural Walking Tour in Swansea  

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