Side of Smith Art Gallery
A room inside Smith Art Gallery showing a range of artwork
Smith Art Gallery and grass banking
A prominent statue of a lady in a room with walls of framed art
The main entrance to Smith Art Gallery

This purpose built Art Gallery and public library, known as ‘The Rydings’, is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens.

The front gallery hosts an exhibition of oil paintings, based on People and Places, including works by Atkinson Grimshaw, Marcus Stone and Thomas Sydney Cooper.

The rear gallery hosts changing displays, covering a wide variety of themes from local artists to touring exhibitions, including photography, mixed media and sculpture, ensuring there is always something new and different to enjoy.

The gallery was built by Alderman William Smith and donated, along with his collection of artwork, to the people of Brighouse in 1907.

Smith Art Gallery is part of the Bloomberg Connects App which provides digital access to collections from over 250 museums and other cultural organizations around the world. Users can view the work currently on display as part of the exhibition programme, as well as accessing extra information and other highlights from the collection not currently on display.    

The App is free to use and can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store. For more information see: Bloomberg Connects.

Where to find us


  • Smith Art Gallery
  • Halifax Road
  • Brighouse
  • HD6 2AF

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Ramped access is available to the left side of the building. The Art Gallery is on the ground floor and fully accessible.

Opening Hours

10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 15:30


The car park is located close to the entrance of the site and has approximately 9 spaces, including one disabled bay.

Separate male, female and accessible toilets. Baby changing facilities within the disabled toilet.