The Gallery’s collections range from the 15th century to the
present day and were formed mainly by gift and bequest since the
building first opened in 1900.
Learn more about our collections by using the links on the left.
You can also explore our paintings, sculpture and decorative art in
our fact-filled online
Our unique Adopt a
Picture scheme allows members of the
public to help restore a painting from the Victoria Art
Gallery’s collection and see their name credited
alongside it whenever it is displayed.
Victoria Art Gallery secures
Heritage Lottery Fund grant to purchase its first oil painting by
William Scott RA
Recent donations of glass on display in the Upper
This wonderful array of coloured glass was all acquired last
year through the generosity of a husband and wife. The
drinking glasses belonged to Derek Manning and his wife, Valerie,
collected the scent bottles. Both collections came to us via The
The 110 scent bottles are being displayed in their entirety for
the first time and most of the 270 drinking glasses are exhibited
These two collections have made 2011 a bumper year.
Last year the Victoria Art Gallery acquired more museum objects
than in any other 12 month period in the last 70 years.
Scent bottles in the Gallery collection