Since opening in 2009, we have welcomed two million people and presented more than 50 exhibitions of international art. Each year around 23,000 people take part in learning activities with us – all for free.
Designed by Caruso St. John Architects, our RIBA Award-winning building is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. We are part of the city’s vibrant culture, and are connected with its heritage – lace is imprinted into our building’s concrete facade.
We invite people from the city, the region, the country and the world to visit, discuss, debate, and experience the most exciting contemporary culture.