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Visitor Information

Please note the art gallery opening hours have changed: The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm and CLOSED on Sundays.

How to find us

Outside the entrance to the Art GalleryBy foot
The gallery is housed within the Civic Centre on Commercial Road. There is a large round fountain on the forecourt and the entrance faces Watts Park. Please go up the steps in front of you and you'll be inside the entrance foyer. The flight of stairs directly opposite leads up to the art gallery.

By car
Follow signs to the city centre from the M3/ A33 from the north, A3024 and A33 from the west, and M27/ A335 from the east. The nearest multi-storey car parks are West Park, Grosvenor Square, the Marlands and West Quay.

Due to work on the Civic building and Sea City road priorities have changed; Commercial Road is now a one-way road and exit of this is by way of Above Bar Street. The only route for car users to gain parking/access to the entrance of the art gallery is by way of West Park Road into Commercial Road. This is by heading east from the station, and crossing the junction with Havelock road onto Commercial Road.

Drivers of PSV's and coaches can approach from Above Bar Street and use the bus lane.

Public transport
The gallery is close to city centre bus stops (two minutes on foot). By train, the gallery is only five minutes walk from Southampton Central Station. Turn right out of the platform one main exit and follow West Park Road up the hill to the traffic lights. The Civic Centre is opposite and the gallery entrance faces the park. There are three trains an hour from Waterloo. For more information see our public transport web page.

Access and Facilities available

Wheelchair access throughout the gallery. There are ramps at all entrances, accessible toilets and a lift. Guide dogs are welcome. There are regular British sign language (BSL) interpreted tours of the gallery and also 'touch tours' for visually impaired visitors; contact the gallery for more information on art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk or telephone 023 8083 4563. Toilets, including disabled facilities, are situated on the ground floor in the gallery foyer. Baby changing facilities are also sited within the ground floor gallery foyer.

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