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Visit the Gallery

Open to the public Monday, 1pm - 5pm; Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

Closed Sundays, public holidays and when University buildings are closed. Please see the University Almanac for details of University closures.

Admission is free.

Who we are What we are doing Get involved

Who we are

Part of Leeds University Library, the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery is the new public face of the world-renowned Special Collections held at the University of Leeds.

Entrance is free for visitors to experience the University's exceptional collections. The permanent display contains many highlights including Shakespeare's First Folio, original material written by the Bront√ęs, stunning illuminated medieval manuscripts and rare books from across the globe.

Heritage Lottery Fund logoThe Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery is generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

What we are doing

The Gallery offers a lively programme of public events, including talks, drop in activities and workshops.

Join our mailing list to receive invitations to events and exhibitions.

We hold many different activities in our educational space, The Sheppard Room, from University classes to school and community group activities.

More culture at the University of Leeds

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery 
Special Collections (University Library)
Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)
University of Leeds International Textiles Archive
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Get involved

Join the mailing list

Join our mailing list to get exhibition invitations and up-to-date information about our events.


Depending on our current plan of work and the projects being undertaken, there are volunteer opportunities at the Gallery. Contact us for more information, providing your CV, area of work interest and availability.

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