Leeds Art Galleries Tour, Leeds (Self Guided)

Leeds city has a rich heritage and a vibrant cultural life. The history of this important industrial, economic and cultural British city is reflected in its museums and visualized in the numerous galleries. Take this walking tour to learn about the history of Leeds and enjoy the fascinating world of visual arts.
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Leeds Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Leeds Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: England » Leeds (See other walking tours in Leeds)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: sabrina
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Dot Gallery

1) Dot Gallery

Located in the inside of a long shopping arcade in the heart of the city, Dot Gallery is another popular private gallery in Leeds that focuses mainly on contemporary art. Modern art expressions presented here often provide an alternative way of perceiving the world around us. Young talented artists use the Dot Gallery as the promotion base for their art career.
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Castle Galleries

2) Castle Galleries

Castle Gallery is a lovely addition to the popular Albion Street packed with cafes and specialty shops. The gallery is a breath of fresh air to the Leeds cultural scene, adding to its diversity and glamour. Contemporary art paintings presented here for sale will definitely catch your eye and leave you with a positive memory of your visit.
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The Henry Moore Institute

3) The Henry Moore Institute

English artist Henry Spencer Moore is known for his beautiful bronze sculptures that are located all over the world and open for public viewing in parks and streets. The Henry Moore Institute proudly houses an extensive collection of Thomas Moore, as well as emerging talents' artwork and is one of the largest sculpture galleries in Europe. The gallery was founded in 1993 and quickly gained popularity and the reputation of a classy cultural venue. Changing exhibitions, art workshop and themed events keep the visitors coming back.
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Craft Centre & Design Gallery

4) Craft Centre & Design Gallery

Founded in 1982, Craft Center & Design Gallery offers exciting insight into the fascinating world of contemporary art. The artwork presented here for sale includes paintings, ceramics, pottery, textiles, jewelry, prints and other hand-made crafts. Twice a year there are major exhibition events organized here to promote emerging British designers and celebrate works of well-established artists. Craft Center & Design Gallery share the same building with Leeds Art Gallery but have a separate entrance.
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Leeds Art Gallery

5) Leeds Art Gallery

Opened in 1888, Leeds Art Gallery is a museum that houses an extensive collection of British art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Beautiful sculptures and paintings presented here often reflect the prominent characters and significant events of British history. The modern and spacious gallery also organizes exhibitions, learning program activities, themed displays and other events for all ages.
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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

6) The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Settled inside the building of the University of Leeds, the Stanley & Audrey Burton is another popular Leeds gallery that offers fascinating modern art collections. Here visitors can view lovely collections of ceramics, photographs, sculptures and attractive examples of British paintings, prints and drawings dating back to the 17th century. The gallery also organizes interesting programs and public events such as artist talk and art workshops.

Walking Tours in Leeds, England

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Leeds Daily Life

Leeds Daily Life

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

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Leeds Cultural Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Places of Worship Tour in Leeds

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Architectural Tour in Leeds

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds, 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.