9 must visit art galleries and museums in the UK


Here is our selections of museums we think you should visit at least once in your life.


  1. Tate Britain
    1. We should have really put them as four seperate museums, as they are all awesome on their own. But depending where you are in the country, make your way either to the Tate Britain and Modern in London, Tate Liverpool or Tate St. Ives. All four of them have an amazing selection of original paintings and artwork you could use ArtGuru with. Have a look at the BP special exhibition at the Tate Britain for example. They also have free Wifi. So there are no excuses anymore.
  2. National Gallery
    1. If you like it a bit more traditional and you rather see a Renoir than a Matisse, cross the waters towards Trafalgar Square and escape the late winter cold at the National Gallery. You don’t have to go far to find a classic. From van Eyck to van Gogh, there is literally something for everyone (and for the ones of you that can’t handle art at all, make sure you visit their café).
  3. National Portrait Gallery
    1. You could leave your coat in the cloak room at the National Gallery and hop over to the National Portrait Gallery. Find landscapes boring and rather study the wrinkles of past and present royalty? Then you are right there. You can feel close to everyone who somehow got famous during the last, well, properly 500 years if not longer. Maybe you can also detect what is a photograph and what is a painting.
  4. Manchester Art Gallery
    1. Got enough of London, but can’t quiet let the city smoke behind? Why not have a day/weekend trip to Manchester. You live there? Well, then ignore me. You probably know the Manchester art scene much better than I do. So if you have any suggestions, do let me know and we will update the list. For everyone else, head to the Manchester Art Gallery. From Impressionism to Chinese Art and Craft, they got it covered.
  5. Scottish National Gallery
    1. Haggis rather than Yorkshire Pudding? Robert Burns more a name than Dylan Thomas? Then we have crossed the border to Scotland. From Scottish Art to French Impressionism, everything to your delight. In the same city there are also the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish Gallery of Contemporary Art. So make sure you plan at least a day for your art hunt. And don’t forget to take ArtGuru with you. We are always excited to see what you’ve discovered.
  6. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    1. Enough of the East Coast? Then book your ticket and head over to Glasgow and visit one of the most beautiful museums I have seen so far: Kelvingrove. Have a look at the works of MacIntosh or take a leisurely stroll to the Dutch Gallery. Definitely plan in a day to see it all!
  7. Plymouth City Museum and Gallery
    1. We are travelling South. Like, so much south that it would probably take a whole day if you follow this list step by step. We advise: Don’t do it. Travel sensible. But if you are there anyway, visit the Plymouth City Museum and Gallery. From Ancient Egypt to China, travel the word while being in the same building.
  8. The Royal Pavillon Brighton
    1. In the suburbs of London….No, wait. We are wrong. Brighton alone is beautiful enough to make it a daytrip, even for all the grumpy Londoners. And don’t just spend all your money on the pier, but get some quietness in the Royal Pavillon. Always worth a visit, but check before you travel what is on, as it is changing regularly.
  9. Leeds Art Gallery
    1. I have realised that I am sending you up and down the country. But we are already at nine and after that you can plan your own travels. Last stop: Leeds. Don’t walk past this beautiful building, but enter and you will find a great selection. Have a look at the Age of Glamour or Herakles. The choice is yours.


Now, this list is not here for no reasons. This should give you some inspiration for our competition. ArtGuru will give away the National Art Pass to one lucky user. See what you have to do on our website to be in the chance for winning.

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