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  • Millenium Galleries from Arundall Gate - Sheffield
      Millenium Galleries from Arundall Gate
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Opened in April 2001, The Millennium Galleries is one of Sheffields newest attractions. One of the Heart of The City projects (Investing in regeneration of the city centre), along with the new Winter Garden, and the re-designed Peace Gardens It was designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, and is constructed of concrete and glass with marble floors. As expected with new building regulations, it is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.

The Galleries house displays of artwork and crafts of local interest. (Especially metal work)
The 'dragon' in the photo was formed from hundreds of old pieces of cutlery, which is very impressive. There are two levels, and four individual galleries. Admission to the Millenium Galleries is free.

The Special Exhibitions Gallery Holds 4 'major' exhibitions here per year. I particularly enjoyed the Vivienne Westwood Exhibition , which was held a few years ago. Other noted exhibitions have been from Londons Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Galleries.
There is an admission charge to some special exhibitions.

Craft and Design Gallery
A showcase for contemporary artists from the city and region, along with the best national and international artists/designers.
Metalwork Gallery
A chance to discover the history of Sheffield's metalwork from the 14th Century to the present day, with exhibits of unique pieces. Hands on exhibits too.
Ruskin Gallery Objects and works of art of John Ruskin.

There is a good quality gift shop too, with a selection of books on art and local interest.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday 08.00 -17.00
(Galleries open 10.00)
Open to 20.00 every Wednesday 10 November to 22 December 2010
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January

Address: Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield 1
Directions: Access thro' the Winter Gardens off Surrey Street or from Arundel Gate. About 5 mins from train/bus station.
No 40 bus from the stations stops nearby.
Tram stop- Castle Square, then 5 minute walk

Phone: 0114 278 2600
Website: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/coresite/html/millennium.asp

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 8, 2012
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Comments (1)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    John Ruskin?? You mean our Ruskin who wrote that book about our Venice? Wow! That must be an interesting gallery!

    • suvanki's Profile Photo
      Sep 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      Yes, the very same! Who'd have thought that Sheffield and Venice would have such links!

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