Impressions Gallery

Impressions Gallery is an independent, not-for-profit space for contemporary photography. Our mission is to show photography that gets you looking, thinking and talking. We opened forty years ago as one of the first specialist photography galleries in the country, and played a vital role in changing the way people think about photography. With an international reputation, we’re proud to be in Bradford, the worlds first UNESCO City of Film. We continue to support and encourage artists and photographers who challenge and change photography.

Find us at...

  • Impressions Gallery
  • Centenary Square
  • Bradford
  • BD11SD


We want everyone to be able to enjoy our exhibitions and events.
We're working hard to make Impressions Gallery accessible for all.

Physical access
The entrance to Impressions Gallery is at street level and power assisted doors are in operation at our main entrance.
Impressions Gallery is on the first floor and there is a passenger lift to the first floor within the entrance area.
There are accessible toilets on the first floor, plus an additional separate disabled toilet.
Baby changing facilities are available in both male and female toilets.
Seating is available in the gallery.

Access for visually impaired visitors
There are large print guides (in a font size of 17 points) in the galleries to give you more information about the works on display.
Braille information sheets are available on request from the welcome desk.
Guide dogs are welcome.

Access for hearing impaired visitors
An induction loop is fitted at the Welcome Desk and portable hearing loops are available for tours, talks and other events in the galleries.
Hearing dogs are welcome.


Impressions Gallery has been surveyed in person by a trained DisabledGo surveyor. DisabledGo provide fine-grain detailed access information to thousands of places across the UK for free online. To view our accessibility information click here.

Dementia Friendly
Impressions is a member of Dementia Action Alliance and is working to become dementia friendly. A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.


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