Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum

Due to space constraints, it is not possible to display the whole of the large and varied collections at one time. If there is a specific work you wish to see then please contact us before visiting to check that it is currently on display.

If you have any enquiries about any aspect of the collection, whether on display or in store, then please contact Heather Dawson-Mains at

In special circumstances viewings of specific works in store can be arranged. Please download and complete the Research Access Form and return it to Heather Dawson-Mains, our Collections Management Assistant.

Please note that due to limited staff resources there may be a delay in the processing of some applications, although we aim to accommodate all appointments within one month. Unfortunately, for conservation reasons, it will not always be possible to accommodate a request and each appointment will be considered on an individual basis.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

The Margaret Lawler Study Room houses a specialist library with books and periodicals relating specifically to The Arts & Crafts Movement. The Roderick Gradidge Bequest (on loan from The Art Workers Guild) forms the core of this superb collection. The library is available for reference; however, it is essential that you arrange an appointment in advance please email Heather Dawson-Mains at for more information.

Image Reproductions

If you wish to reproduce a work or request a digital image for publication then please contact the Documentation Assistant to discuss our prices. Prices are calculated on an individual basis depending on print run, distribution and the purpose of the publication with a substantial discount for academic and non-profit publications.

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