The Art Museum and Sculpture Centre is based in the centre of Bury on the corner of Manchester Road and Moss Street.
The Art Museum comprises the art gallery and museum. The art gallery was specially built to house the Wrigley Collection; over two hundred oil paintings, watercolours, prints and ceramics collected by local paper manufacturer Thomas Wrigley. 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 museum collections include artifacts which are arranged into regularly changing thematic displays that cover a variety of topics with a focus on local and social history.
The Sculpture Centre offers exhibitions featuring some of the most prominent sculptors in contemporary art.
For the latest information on exhibitions please see our external Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre site.
Satellite and mini exhibitions
Apart from featured exhibitions, art gallery and museum staff work with local organisations, especially heritage societies, to offer smaller themed exhibitions in venues around the borough.
Talks, tours and classes
The Art Museum is a great venue for group visits, offering a great choice of talks and tours. Pre-booked guided tours and talks are available. Classes are available in a range of creative arts.
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