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Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford, BD9 4NS
01274 431212

About Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Cartwright Hall can be found in stunning Lister Park, only a mile from Bradford City Centre.

Inside you can find incredible paintings, drawings and sculpture from the district’s own world-class art collections. Bradford was one of the first UK local authority museum services to start collecting works by South Asian and Black artists and Cartwright Hall showcases this amazing collection.

Cartwright Hall was built on the former site of Manningham Hall and opened as a gallery in 1904. The hall housed a display of loaned artworks before acquiring its own collection of Victorian and Edwardian works using funds from the 1904 Bradford Industrial Exhibition. Our collection now includes artworks by Lowry, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Anish Kapoor.

The Hockney Gallery, dedicated to Bradford born artist David Hockney gives a playful  introduction to his life and art with a particular focus on Yorkshire and Bradford, and taking you right through to his colourful iPad experiments.

The Refreshment Room Café is at the bottom of the building.

Lister Park features a boating lake, adventure playground and features the Mughal Gardens. The park recently won another Green Flag award, reflecting its status as one of the best maintained parks in the country.

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Lister Park, Bradford, BD9 4NS
Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By public transport

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes’ uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

What's On

24 July 2024 11:00 am – 24 July 2024 3:00 pm

9 August 2024 10:30 am – 9 August 2024 12:30 pm

9 August 2024 11:00 am – 9 August 2024 3:00 pm

10 August 2024 11:30 am – 10 August 2024 1:30 pm

15 August 2024 11:00 am – 15 August 2024 3:00 pm

20 August 2024 11:00 am – 20 August 2024 3:00 pm

Image of 3 young women and a boy sat on the seat of a pony-trap. Green field in the background with blue skies

18 May 2024 6:49 am – 8 September 2024

22 June 2024 10:00 am – 8 September 2024 4:00 pm

The paintings presented in this exhibition depict plants mentioned in the text of the Holy Qur’ān. It is the culmination of a research project lasting several years, undertaken by Kew scientists Dr Shahina Ghazanfar and Dr Shirley Sherwood, and botanical artist Sue Wickison.

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3 May 2024 10:00 am – 13 October 2024 4:00 pm

Latest News

Our newest exhibition at Cartwright Hall is by Bradford-based photographer Cath Muldowney, created in partnership with members of Bradford’s Gypsy and Traveller communities.
Bradford District Museums and Galleries staff were both intrigued and delighted when Timothy Benoy, Honorary Secretary of the de Brécy Trust, contacted Cartwright Hall Art Gallery generously offering the de Brécy Tondo as a loan.
A mystery painting found to be “undoubtedly” by Raphael will go on public display for the first time.
As part of ongoing research into the life of the artist Samuel Palmer, Dr David Mullin recently contacted Bradford District Museums and Galleries (BDMG) about a painting in their collection.
Further Information
Hockney Techniques at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937. In time to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2017 we have created a new permanent display of works by the internationally renowned artist at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery.

Bradford District Museums & Galleries’ Learning Team offers schools a wide range of curriculum-linked workshops at our inspiring sites.

Be sure to visit our Cafe when you visit. Offering a wide range of food and refreshments.

Man & child looking at a selection of paintings in the Cartwright Hall art gallery

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Learn At Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Bradford Museums & Galleries’ Learning Team offer a range of exciting, hands-on, curriculum-linked workshops at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery.