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We can't wait to welcome you. Here you'll find information on how to get here and our onsite facilities.


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Opening Times

Open Tue–Sat 11am–4pm

(Weds 1–6pm)

Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The Graves Gallery will be closed on Sat 2 Dec due to staff illness. We're sorry if you were hoping to visit then and look forward to welcoming you again soon***

The gallery will close for the festive break at 3pm on Sun 24 Dec and reopen on Tue 2 Jan.

Graves Gallery

(Above the Central Library)

Surrey Street


S1 1XZ

Information for your visit

The Graves Gallery is situated above the Central Library in the centre of Sheffield, close to the Millennium Gallery and the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres.

Plan your journey to Graves Gallery using the Traveline website. 

By foot
The gallery is 10-minute walk from the train station. Leave the station and walk up the hill by Sheffield Hallam University. Cross Arundel Gate and go up the pedestrian walkway to Surrey Street.

By road
From the M1 exit at junction 33 and follow signs to the city centre.

Sheffield Clean Air Zone
A Clean Air Zone is now in effect in Sheffield affecting the most polluting heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), light goods vehicles (LGVs), vans, buses, coaches and taxi’s that drive within the inner ring road and city centre. Find out more at

Arundel Gate Bus Gate
A bus gate is in effect on Arundel Gate restricting northbound traffic – find out more at

By bike
There is bike parking available next to the entrance to the Children's Library on Surrey Street. Please be aware that bikes are not permitted in the gallery.

The nearest Britannia car park opposite the Crucible Theatre and is reached from Arundel Gate.

Visitors using the Q Park car park on Charles Street are able to claim 30% off the price of their pre-booked parking thanks to a special deal we have with Q Park - to claim the discount just visit the link above, follow the pre-booking process, select 'I have a promotion code' on the payment screen and enter the code SMCSDR30

The disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders on Surrey Street are currently unavailable due to maintenance work on the Central Library building. You can find the location of other disabled parking spaces in the city centre on the Sheffield City Council website

Women’s toilets are located just outside the entrance to the Gallery, men’s toilets are located just inside. Disabled access toilets are available via the Library.

Unfortunately there are no baby changing facilities at the Graves Gallery.

The Gallery currently has no cloakroom, lockers, or buggy storage.

At the Graves Gallery shop, you’ll find curated product ranges inspired by the displays.

Browse prints, postcards and books relating to the city’s art collection and our current exhibitions, as well as artists materials and gift ideas.

The nearest café is Ambulo, just over the road at the Millennium Gallery.

Food and drink is not permitted in the gallery.

Sheffield Museums provides a welcoming and supportive environment for breastfeeding.

Getting Around

  • The disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders on Surrey Street are currently unavailable due to maintenance work on the Central Library building. You can find the location of other disabled parking spaces in the city centre on the Sheffield City Council website
  • We welcome Assistance Dogs to the Graves Gallery.
  • The Graves Gallery was built in the 1930s and is now a Grade II listed building. As such, access for people with limited mobility is not as good as we would like. Improving access is an important part of our long-term plans for the building.
  • There are 3 flights of stairs from the main Library to the Graves Gallery entrance. The Gallery itself is step free. 
  • Wheelchair users and people with prams/buggies are able to access the Library and Graves Gallery on Arundel Gate, where the Library porters will assist you in accessing the Gallery on the 5th floor via the lift.
  • A lift is available in the main library foyer, however there are a number of steps up from street level.
  • There are lower level interactives currently located in Gallery 8.
  • Bench seating is available in all galleries and folding stools are available on request.

Exploring the museum

  • You’ll find captioning on our AV / films throughout the gallery
  • Large print labels are available in all galleries

Accessible Toilets (including nearest Changing Places toilet)

The nearest accessible toilet is at the Millennium Gallery, approx. 300m from the Graves Gallery. 

The nearest Changing Places Toilet is located at the Crucible Theatre
55 Norfolk Street
S1 1DA
United Kingdom

The Crucible Theatre is located approx. 300m from the Millennium Gallery.

Contact Us

We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the Graves Gallery. If you have any particular access requirements please get in touch and we'll be happy to help. You can email us at 


We are only able to welcome Assistance Dogs to the Graves Gallery.

We welcome handheld, non-flash photography for personal use whenever we can and ask visitors to respect artists’ copyright.

Photography may be restricted in certain exhibitions at the request of lenders, artists or exhibition partners. There will be signage in the part of the gallery where this applies.

Whether you'd like to do a workshop led by our staff or just bring your class to one of our sites, we’d love to welcome you – find out more about school visits here.

We offer a wide range of guided tours, talks and workshops for group visitors. Whether you're an art society, luncheon club or ESOL class we can arrange a visit to suit your needs and give you a great day out. Find out more about group visits.

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