Driven by local pride and supported by the community.
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery is an independent organisation, a registered charity (no.1018779). Since opening in 1999, it has acquired a reputation as one of the finest museums and art galleries in the region. In July 2017, St Barbe re-opened after a 10 month closure for a total refurbishment. The project was made possible by a £1.78 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and more than £500,000 in donations from other trusts, organisations, businesses and individuals.
‘St Barbe is well-established and well-loved, particularly for its national quality exhibitions. We are keen to provide a landmark venue for the town, to build on our past successes, and to place community engagement firmly at the heart of all we do.’Maria Ragan, Museum Director