Smith Art Gallery

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This purpose built Art Gallery and public library, known as ‘The Rydings’, is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens. The gallery was built by Alderman William Smith and donated, along with his collection of artwork, to the people of Brighouse in 1907.

The front gallery hosts an exhibition of oil paintings, based on People and Places, including works by Atkinson Grimshaw, Marcus Stone and Thomas Sydney Cooper.

The rear gallery hosts changing displays, covering a wide variety of themes from local artists to touring exhibitions, including photography, mixed media and sculpture, ensuring there is always something new and different to enjoy.






Smith Art Gallery. Brighouse


Smith Art Gallery, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF
Tel: 01422 352334

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00-17:00
Tuesday: 10:00-16:00
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00-16:00
Friday: 10:00-17:00
Saturday: 10:00-15:30
Sun: Closed



Free Admission


 The car park is located close to the entrance of the site and has approximately 9 spaces, including one disabled bay.


From Junction 25 of the M62 or the A58 from Leeds turn onto the A644. The gallery is half way between Brighouse and Hipperholme.