The Victoria Art Gallery is located in the centre of Bath. It has been open to the public since the year 1900. The permanent collection is displayed on the first floor and temporary exhibition spaces occupy the ground floor.
The permanent collection includes over 1,500 decorative arts treasures, including a display of British oil paintings from 17th century to the present day with works by Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Jones Barker and Walter Sickert.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Unisex accessible toilet
Travel by public transport
There are Blue Badge parking spaces on Bridge Street.
The minimum width of the ramped entrance is 4 feet 11 inches, or 150 centimetres.
Getting around inside
Lift to all floors
Things to See and Do
The lower gallery can be accessed by the door on Bridge Street.
The upper gallery can be accessed by the door on Bridge Street and then by taking the lift to the first floor.
Unisex accessible toilet
The toilet has an emergency pull cord and response provided, support rails but limited transfer space, and a basin with mixer lever tap. There are baby changing facilites available.
The nearest Changing Places toilet is SouthGate Bath Shopping Centre, 12 Southgate Street, Bath BA1 1AQ
Victoria Art Gallery shop
• Access to the shop is through the accessible entrance on Bridge Street.
• There is bright lighting
• Many products are displayed at low level. Staff are available to help if required.
• The rotunda can be accessed by the door on Bridge Street and then by taking the lift to the first floor.
• A coin-operated drinks machine, cups and saucers are available, serving a range of teas, coffees and hot chocolate, with adjacent seating and tables. Change is available from the reception desk.
Getting around outside
Customer care support
Information sheets on the permanent collection are available in 5 different languages.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Evacuation routes are clearly marked and staff are well trained in handling evacuations
Customer care support
• Tours for visually impaired visitors are held monthly. Please visit our website for details www.victoriagal.org.uk/listing-calendar
• A sign language interpreter can be arranged in advance.
• Many of the exhibit labels carry QR codes which can be scanned with a mobile phone to bring up longer explanatory texts in various languages.