Centenary Square is two miles from the motorway network. From the M62, take junction 26, joining the M606, which will bring you to Bradford. Then follow directions to the city centre where brown heritage signs will direct you to City Hall. Car parking is available at the rear of the National Science and Media Museum on Sharpe Street, and at the NCP car park on Hall Ings close to the Interchange. Charges apply.
- Tues: 10am-6pm
- Wed: 10am-6pm
- Thurs: 10am-6pm
- Fri: 10am-5pm
- Sat: 10am-5pm
- Sun: Closed
- Mon: Closed
Gallery and Bookshop are open as usual until Saturday 21 December.
Closed Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive.
Gallery and Bookshop reopen Thursday 2 January 2020.
Bradford Interchange is five minutes walk away from Impressions Gallery, with rail, bus and taxi services all under one roof. The rail station serves stations to Leeds, York, Manchester, with a Grand Central direct service to London Kings Cross via Doncaster and Wakefield. Bradford Forster Square train station is ten minutes walk away from Impressions Gallery and serves stations to Leeds, Ilkley and Skipton, with a daily direct East Coast intercity rail service to London Kings Cross.
Bicycle racks are available in City Park immediately outside the main entrance to Impressions Gallery. Free lockers are available inside the gallery to store helmets or foldaway bicycles. Impressions is located on Route 66 of the National Cycle Network.
Blue badge parking can be found at the rear of our building on Aldermanbury Street, BD1 1SD. A sloped pavement provides access to our main entrance, where there is a power assisted door and lift. For other Blue Badge parking, please see Bradford Council’s website.
The entrance to Impressions Gallery is at street level. Power assisted doors are in operation and there is a passenger lift to the first floor, where we are located. Baby changing facilities are available in both female and accessible toilets. There is a dedicated disabled toilet. Seating is always available in the gallery.
Impressions Gallery has been surveyed in person by a trained AccessAble surveyor. AccessAble provides free, detailed access information to thousands of places across the UK.
An induction loop is fitted at the Welcome Desk and portable hearing loops are available on request for tours, talks and other events in the galleries. Hearing dogs are welcome.
Lighting levels throughout the building are bright. Occasionally, our exhibitions require dimmed lighting in the gallery. Please check the exhibition page for details. Free large print information (in a minimum font size of 17 points) is available. Braille information sheets are available on request from the friendly welcome desk. We welcome Guide and Assistance dogs.
There is a lift in our main entrance area to the first floor, where Impressions Gallery is located. There is no change of level once on the first floor. Baby changing facilities are available in both female and accessible toilets. Gallery Trails and/or family activities are available for free, though donations are always welcome.
We are a member of Family Arts Standards, which means we value families and want to provide good family experiences.
We are pleased to have signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto. Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families.
Impressions is a member of Dementia Action Alliance and is working to become dementia friendly.
We are members of Age-friendly Standards, which means we value all generations and want to provide a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, regardless of their age.
We provide free large print information sheets printed on yellow paper. We strive to use Plain English throughout the gallery.
Visiting in a group?
For groups of 10+ we can arrange an introduction from one of our staff members, gallery tours and more. Please get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help.Contact us