South Yorkshire is famous across the world for its glut of incredible natural beauty. The landlocked county is sandwiched between some of the more breath-taking National Parks in the country, including the Peak District and the Pennines. It's not only the great outdoors that attracts holidaymakers to South Yorkshire, however. The county's towns and cities are also vibrant hubs of culture. Among the cultural highlights in Sheffield city centre is the Graves Art Gallery. Visitors can take their pick from dozens of superb hotels within minutes of the popular gallery.
An Engrossing Collection
The Graves Art Gallery sits right in the heart of Sheffield, above the Central Library. Through permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays, the gallery traces key movements in British art, as well as incorporating some European inspiration into the mix. Notable artists whose work is featured in the collection include JMW Turner, Helen Chadwick and Bridget Riley.
In terms of facilities, the gallery has everything you could ask for. Expect a café, good disabled access and baby changing facilities. There's also a well-stocked gift shop.
A Versatile Space
The art gallery also features some versatile space which can be hired for all kinds of private events. The Cadman Room sits inside the Millennium Gallery, opening up as much as 420 square metres of usable event space. The room's flexible inner wall allows hosts to form bespoke spaces, perfectly suited to almost any type of event.
Seating can be provided for as many as 300 guests or delegates, with arrangements for everything from banquets and conferences to intimate meetings. AV equipment and lighting are available, as is a catering service. The venue is also licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.
Hotels near Graves Art Gallery
Sitting right in the centre of Sheffield, the Graves Art Gallery is close to all the best hotels in South Yorkshire. Sheffield offers a diverse array of accommodation choices, ranging from small B&Bs to large business hotels.
Mercure Sheffield St. Pauls Hotel and Spa is just down the road from the gallery and offers some exquisite accommodation. Facilities at the four-star hotel include a luxurious spa, indoor pool and fitness suite.