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From discovering lesser-known artists to finding a local collection to explore, here are some ideas for how to start your journey through the UK’s diverse public art collection.

We can’t wait for you to see what’s out there.

How can I find great art?

  • Browse art that’s in public ownership by location or venue – everywhere from the Shetland Islands to The National Gallery – without having to leave the comfort of your living room

Strathnaver Museum on the north coast of Scotland

Strathnaver Museum on the north coast of Scotland


Football 1879

William Barns Wollen (1857–1936)


  • Create an Art UK account to save your favourite artworks so you have a personally curated collection – you can also create albums and save searches

What’s funny?

What’s inspiring?

  • Listen to the Art Matters podcast and explore how art meets popular culture, from The Simpsons to Beyoncé to Virginia Woolf


What’s cute?

What’s unexpected?

Art helps us heal

Art helps us heal

Where else can I go?

What if I have a story to tell?

If you want to write about a specific artwork or artist, or have a great feature story, get in touch by emailing We’re always open to new ideas and to personal stories.

Art UK is for everyone who wants to see art, visit art and discover the stories behind the art of the United Kingdom. Welcome to the nation’s art!

Art Matters: the original painting by Bob and Roberta Smith

Art Matters: an original painting by Bob and Roberta Smith