Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre showcases international and local art. The collections and exhibitions are supported by a range of activities and events which allow visitors to explore and enjoy the Gallery and Museum further.

The Art Gallery was specially built to house the Wrigley Collection, over 200 oil paintings, watercolours, prints and ceramics collected by local paper manufacturer Thomas Wrigley. His three children gave them to the town in 1897 to be enjoyed by all.

The oil paintings include J MW Turner’s Calais Sands, Sir Edwin Landseer’s The Random Shot, John Constable’s Hampstead Heath and George Clausen’s Spring Morning: Haverstock Hill. Successive curators have added to Wrigley’s legacy. There are 20th century paintings by artists such as Victore Pasmore and Edward Burra, and a growing selection of contemporary artists.

The Bury Sculpture Centre is the latest addition to Bury’s cultural spectrum, with exhibitions featuring some of the most prominent sculptors in contemporary art alongside popular international festivals.

More information on exhibitions is available here.


Further information:

  • Opening hours: Monday: Closed; Tuesday – Friday: 10:00  am- 17:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am – 16:30 pm; Sunday: Closed
  • Location: Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DR. Tel: +44 (0)161 253 5878. email Art Gallery; email Sculpture Centre
  • Getting there: the galleries are located on Moss Street, a short walk from Bury Metrolink and Bus station, opposite the Lancashire Fusilier Museum