Knowsley has one of the best contemporary art galleries in Merseyside and the North West of England.

The first floor of The Kirkby Centre is home to the stunning Kirkby Gallery, which displays work by local, regional, national and international artists, touring exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, Knowsley’s annual Open exhibitions and community arts projects. Knowsley Council also works in partnership with other arts agencies to deliver exhibitions such as Liverpool Biennial and pan-Merseyside projects. Kirkby Gallery has excellent provision for schools, hosts regular art classes for adults and children, and seasonal family-friendly activities.

Artists interested in exhibiting at Kirkby Gallery should read our Exhibition Proposal Pack

Please note: Huyton Gallery has been transformed into a new cultural space for the community, The Culture Hub.  To find out more, contact Jo.Dry@knowsley.gov.uk

Kirkby Gallery

The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY

ADMISSION IS FREE: Find out more about the exhibitions on display by clicking on the images below.

Opening times: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (last admission is at 4.30pm), Saturday 10am – 1pm (last admission at 12.30pm).  

Please note: Kirkby Gallery will be closed on Thursday 19 December for a private event. Normal opening hours resume from Friday 20 December onwards, so you can continue to visit up until 4pm on Christmas Eve.

Kirkby Gallery will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Friday 27 December, re-open on Saturday 28 December (10am-1pm), and then remain closed until the New Year when it re-opens at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Accessibility: Kirkby Gallery is on the first floor of The Kirkby Centre and can be accessed via stairs or lift. There are no steps into the building. There are accessible toilets on site.

Click here for a map showing how to find Kirkby Gallery

current and forthcoming exhibitions at Kirkby Gallery… click on the images below to find out more

Here is a range of our previous exhibition posters…