Art Galleries Tour of Salisbury, Salisbury (Self Guided)

Salisbury has a diverse array of art galleries that vary in size and purpose. They range from the grand community Salisbury Arts Center to the small, private Graham Oliver Gallery. Take this tour to visit the most notable art galleries in Salisbury.
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Art Galleries Tour of Salisbury Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour of Salisbury
Guide Location: England » Salisbury (See other walking tours in Salisbury)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: Sandra
Graham Oliver Gallery

1) Graham Oliver Gallery

Graham Oliver Gallery opened in 1988 and is located at the cross-section of Brown Street and St. Ann Street. Graham Oliver offers contemporary pastel paintings of traditional Cumbria and Wiltshire scenes, as well as city panoramas from the top of Salisbury Cathedral. Oliver experiments with different media to display his images. The gallery is open Tuesday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Oxfam Art Gallery

2) Oxfam Art Gallery

Oxfam Art Gallery is a charitable art gallery located in the heart of the city. It occupies the upper floor of a building on Catherine Street. The gallery displays the work of local artists. Each artist gets to display his or her work at the gallery exclusively for a month at a time. Depending on when you visit, you may find contemporary art, paintings, wall hangings, 3D sculptures and more. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Salisbury Arts Center

3) Salisbury Arts Center (must see)

Salisbury Arts Center occupies the former St. Edmund's Church, which was built in 1269. The church was transformed into the arts center in 1974. This community venue supports the arts by hosting a number of events and workshops. It offers sculpture and visual art exhibitions throughout the year. The center has kept some of the most beautiful features of the church, such as the stained glass windows. You can visit the arts center Monday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Edwin Young Gallery

4) Edwin Young Gallery

The Salisbury Library and Galleries building houses the Edwin Young Collection. The gallery showcases an excellent selection of artwork composed principally of wash drawings by Edwin Young (1831-1913), a Victorian watercolorist. This artist willed the gallery, as well as his personal art collection and works to the city in 1913. Pieces by other artists have since been added to the gallery's collection. The Edwin Young Gallery is considered one of the most innovative galleries in the region and is a cultural hotspot.
Wiltshire Gallery

5) Wiltshire Gallery

Wiltshire Gallery specializes in watercolors, drawings, cards and photographs of the city, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Hampshire and Dorset. The family–run gallery is known for encouraging talented local artists. In addition to displaying local art, the gallery also provides framing services. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Fisherton Mill

6) Fisherton Mill

Fisherton Mill is a leading independent arts and crafts gallery. It occupies two floors and the courtyard of a historic building that features timbered ceilings and cast iron columns. The gallery displays creations by a variety of artists, sculptors and furniture makers. Here you can find an ever-changing array of jewelry and glass, ceramics and decorative metal items, which complement the art work on display. If you need a break, relax at the gallery's lovely courtyard café. Fisherton Mill is open Monday through Friday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M and Saturday 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
The Yard

7) The Yard

The Yard, an art gallery and shop, opened in 2009. Here you can find incredible home accessories, furniture and gifts. The Yard is located in a renovated warehouse on Dews Road. The gallery has spacey rooms to display pieces by local artists and independent designers. Exhibits change every six weeks, so new artists have the opportunity to display their work.

Walking Tours in Salisbury, England

Create Your Own Walk in Salisbury

Create Your Own Walk in Salisbury

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salisbury is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Northern Salisbury Walk

Northern Salisbury Walk

On this self–guided tour you will explore Salisbury's historical and modern landmarks that are located outside of the city center. The Old Sarum settlement, stunning St. Francis Church, Stratford-Sub-Castle, St. Lawrence Church and interesting old houses on Strafford Road all shouldn't be missed!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Historic Houses Tour of Salisbury

Historic Houses Tour of Salisbury

Founded more than 800 years ago, Salisbury understandably has a great number of historical, architectural and cultural gems worthy of a visit. The medieval houses, churches, inns and hospitals blend harmoniously with the modern sites of the city. Trace the threads of Salisbury's past on this tour of the city's historic buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury

Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Shopping Walk

Shopping Walk

Salisbury’s specialty shops are scattered along the picturesque streets in the historic center of the city. Many shops sell their merchandise out of medieval, half-timbered houses. Although the area covered on this tour is not large, you will visit a range of unique shops where you can find the perfect gift or souvenir to take home with you.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Salisbury's landmarks, many of which date back more than eight centuries, are of great cultural significance to the city. This orientation walk will lead you to the most attractive city squares, relaxing gardens, theaters, picturesque historic houses and more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Cathedral and Cathedral Close Tour of Salisbury

Cathedral and Cathedral Close Tour of Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral is renowned throughout the world. The Cathedral Close is a marvelous setting for the 13th-century Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, otherwise known as Salisbury Cathedral. Take this tour to stroll around Salisbury's most famous landmarks and appreciate the stunning architecture and craftsmanship of the Cathedral and Close.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Salisbury for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Salisbury has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Salisbury, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.