City Gallery

City Gallery

City Gallery is located in Peterborough Museum on Priestgate, and is home to an impressive variety of art dating from the 1600s right through to the present day.

Portraits and landscapes selected from the permanent art collection are usually on display around the museum, and there’s a rolling programme of work by local, national and international artists in the Gallery.

Find out more about City Gallery here, including where to find us, opening times, and much more.

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Also, keep an eye out for…

Nisha Keshav: Lines in the Landscape – Friday 8 May – Wednesday 8 July 2015

A contemplative exhibition from the Maxwell Memorial Award winner of last year’s Open Exhibition. Nisha Keshav shares the body of work from her prize winning series, in a photographic display of The Fens through the seasons. This is complemented by two talks (Saturday 16 May and Saturday 13 June) which reflect the inspiration for and explore different responses to the landscape that has shaped Peterborough’s heritage.

Jeni Cairns: Decorative Shadows – Friday 8 May – Sunday 7 June

An exhibition which explores various belief systems, religious practices and spiritual rituals, Jeni Cairns presents a series of metal relief sculptures which are inspired by ancient and historical patterns, decoration and representations of nature, some with hidden meanings and symbolism. Shadow and light play an important role to draw on ideas of perceived realities that do not actually exist (the shadow) and the reality that can be touched.

A real life – Life Drawing classes from 7- 9pm

Join the City Gallery on a Thursday evening to take part in life drawing sessions designed for students studying art that want to supplement their portfolios, to professional and amateur artists that want to draw from a primary source. Each session is led by an experienced tutor, with different models each week.

A Survival kit – Half term and holiday activities

The City Gallery would like to hear from artists that would like to propose week long holiday activities to take place in the gallery over school half terms and holidays. The activity must be open to all.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an up to date CV and an outline of the activity you would like to deliver. Please note an artist fee is available, along with a small budget for materials.

Contact the gallery for more information at