Smith Art Gallery

Smith Art Gallery interior

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. See our Exhibitions page for details of what's on.

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


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.