Rooms 12-15 will be closed from 18 July until November 2016 while we make improvements to the galleries as part of our new partnership with the Arts Council Collection. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The first floor contains our major paintings and special exhibitions.We have changing exhibitions in our special exhibition galleries so visit our exhibitions pages to see what's on.
- Room 1 and Room 2 - Medieval and Renaissance including Cranach, Holbein and Simone Martini
- Room 3 and Room 4 - 17th Century including Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens and Ruysdael
- Room 5 - 18th Century including Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs, Wilson and Wedgwood
- Room 6 - Pre-Raphaelites including Millais, Hunt and Liverpool Pre-Raphaelites
- Room 7 and Room 8 - 19th Century including Rossetti, Yeames and Turner
- Room 9 - Changing displays, currently animals in art
- Room 10 - Impressionists and Post-Impressionists including Monet, Cézanne, and Matisse
- Room 11 - British Art, 1880 – 1950 including Spencer, Lowry and Freud
- Rooms 12 to 15 - Modern and Contemporary, 1950 to now including Hockney and Ben Johnson
The ground floor has a craft and design gallery, sculpture gallery and children's gallery.
Paintings off display
If you would like to see a particular artwork, please contact the gallery before you visit to make sure it is on display.
18 of our paintings are on tour around Japan until July 2016. We will be changing our displays to show hidden gems from our collections instead. Find out more about this on the blog.