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Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Art Gallery Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF, England
+44 161 253 5878
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Absolutely the best Museum for Children s education

What a nice Museum, Really friendly staff, Excellent facilities downstairs to educate Children. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ivor T
Interesting Local History And A Good Art Gallery

In town for the day, I popped into this Museum which is housed in an impressive building close to... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
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Housed in a distinctive Edwardian building, Bury Art Museum offers a welcoming, warm and friendly setting for visitors to enjoy art, (old and new), and discover the rich history of Bury and the surrounding area. Highlights from the art collection include 'Calais Sands' and 'Ehrenbreitstein' by JMW Turner; 'Spring Morning, Haverstock Hill' by Sir George Clausen; 'Different Horizons', blue neon light piece by Maurizio Nannucci; and 'Revolution of the 19th Century' and 'Essential Elements' by Pavel Buchler. On the lower ground floor is a dedicated contemporary museum space which hosts a vibrant temporary exhibition programme based upon the museum's archaeology, ethnography, natural history, costume and social history collections. This inspiring programme is supported by a wide range of family friendly activities and events which run throughout the year. The Art Museum is also home to Bury Art Shop, which offers original artwork, jewellery and crafts at affordable prices, and Tina's Tea Room which serves delicious coffee, tea, soups, sandwiches and cakes. Contemporary Art and International Touring Exhibitions Committed to innovation, Bury Art Museum works with artists on a regular basis, and hosts the Text Festival which is an internationally recognized event investigating contemporary art practices including, poetry, text art, sound art and performance. Bury Art Museum also houses the Text Art Archive: the largest dedicated collection of original works of Language Art in the country. The Text Art Archive's aim is to stimulate critical thinking and writing in the field around the subject.
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Art Gallery Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice Museum, Really friendly staff, Excellent facilities downstairs to educate Children. A small Museum with a big punch. Art, Artifacts and a whole lot more. See the Macintosh inspired stained windows and enjoy your visit and a has nice little cafe for a...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

In town for the day, I popped into this Museum which is housed in an impressive building close to the central bus station. Interesting displays relate to the history of the area and the upstairs art and sculpture galleries have some excellent items. The internal...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Bury has a cultural quarter on a recent trip there and was able to squeeze in a visit to the museum. It's housed in a fine old building and while there are a few decent exhibits, I was...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We called in at the museum after a ride on the East Lancashire Railway. The art alone is worth seeing but of particular interest to me in the basement was the collection of war memorabilia including, for example, a ration book. It's all free and...More

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a small but charming gallery. There are some beautiful paintings. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

probably the worst gallery i have ever been in , do your self a favour and visit the fusilier museum over the road instead . whatever its costing the taxpayer for this place its too much

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Inside a little smaller than most. Though due to Bury light festival, was taken over. There is a lift, shop and cafe, so all good. I enjoyed artifacts from officer Peel, and infomation about police starting in Bury.

1  Thank Beverley N
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Well presented art gallery with some interesting exhibitions in a historic building. An added plus here is the tea room well run by Tina. Excellent quality in lovely surroundings.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great free Museum worth a visit if you are in the area. On street parking pay a metre. There are lots of things to see around Bury.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A beautiful building in which to display artwork. Didn't get a chance to try the cafe but it looked interesting.

1  Thank Dave F
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