The gallery has two spaces, the Main Gallery and the smaller North Gallery. The changing exhibition programme for both galleries ranges from national touring exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and crafts to exhibitions from the permanent collections to displays by local artists.
The Mercer Art Gallery is home to Harrogate district’s fine art collection which consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes works by William Powell Frith, Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight, Alan Davie and many more.
The whole collection is not however on permanent display. Paintings, prints and drawings from it are featured in our lively and diverse exhibition programme throughout the year.
Open: 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm to 5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Closes 4pm daily November to March.
Entry is free.