Our permanent collections contain a wealth of treasures giving relating to local histories of national importance.
The variety of artistic and historical objects in the collections is vast, and has been collected over more than 90 years. A more detailed description of each category is given below.
Please note that not all collections described may be on display, however it is possible to book private viewings. Contact the gallery for more information.
Many artworks from our collection can also be found on Art UK, and we share information about individual paintings and objects on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. You can also find out about some of the items visitors enjoy most in our Visitor Favourites.