Head to the brilliant Bircham Gallery for contemporary art work when in Norfolk

Norfolk is known for its amazing art scene so it not surprising that tourists head there to sample a slice of culture. There are a range of wonderful venues to head to including the popular Bircham Gallery. This independent art gallery offers an impressive collection of contemporary British art, which travellers will find fascinating. There are many special exhibitions held regularly that have built up a superb reputation for being nothing short of captivating. The gallery is based in the stunning market town of Holt in Norfolk, which is known for its pretty Georgian pieces of architecture and nearby picturesque beaches.

The thriving gallery was originally created in the village of Great Bircham in 1988 by Chris and Deborah Harrison. It developed a stellar reputation for having amazing exhibitions with fine art and craft, and due to this success moved to Holt. The gallery is now found in a lovely building that is both light and spacious, and stocks the incredible work more than 200 artists and craftspeople. Travellers interested in this type of creativity should definitely take a trip to this amazing venue, which offers a lovely morning or afternoon out for families. Tourists who want to stay close to the gallery will find plenty of top hotels in North Norfolk to book.

Travellers will appreciate the amount of North Norfolk accommodation available to them, including The Harper Hotel. Found in the magnificent village of Langham this stunning hotel has beautiful rooms with modern four-poster beds and oak floors. Tourists will feel relaxed as soon as they arrive, and they can carry forward this feeling by heading to The Harper Spa that offers superb treatments. The wellness centre also has a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and a pool for visitors to enjoy. There are two restaurants at this accommodation that include Stanley’s that is ideal for a relaxed meal and The Stove, which offers excellent fine dining.

Bircham Gallery is free to visit and stocks specialist art books, magazines, cards and is ideal for finding souvenirs or gifts. It is a great place for young people to discover modern art and is also wheelchair-friendly with a ramp for disabled guests. The lovely staff members at this wonderful venue are very helpful, and available to explain what the exhibitions on display are about. This attraction will appeal to a wide range of art fans as there is a range of shows that include paintings, sculpture, photography and modern British art. There are also exhibitions on glass, woodwork, ceramics, textiles and jewellery, with many pieces available to buy. This is definitely an exciting place to go for art collectors who want to have something unique.

Apart from the exhibitions there are opportunities for visitors to get involved in workshops, which will teach them about a certain type of craft. Its reputation certainly helps Bircham Gallery to acquire some outstanding pieces of work, which will be appreciated by art lovers. The venue is open from Monday to Saturday as well as Bank Holidays, so tourists can have a leisurely wander around. Travellers will adore heading to this excellent destination as it provides an enchanting day out in the pretty area of Holt in this gorgeous part of Norfolk.

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