Gallery is Closed until Feb 2022

Welcome to Thornthwaite Galleries and Teashop

A contemporary art gallery with many local artists’ exhibits in the village of Thornthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria in the English Lake District

For forty years Thornthwaite Galleries has been a major attraction in the Lake District, a country gallery and a true centre of excellence for artists wanting to exhibit the very best. The gallery is housed in a 200 year old Cumbrian bank barn.

Opening Times

Mon 10.00am – 5.00pm

Tue 10.00am – 5.00pm

Wed 10.00am – 5.00pm

Thu 10.00am – 5.00pm

Fri 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sun Closed

( Thu / Fri / Sat in December)

Gallery Mews Cottages

Our three self-catering cottages are part of the same complex. The cottages can accommodate up to 12 people with inter-connecting doors. Visit the cottages website 

In addition to paintings, both original and prints, exhibits include Jewellery, Wood turning, Sculptures(metal, ceramic and wood), Furniture, Glassware, Pottery, Photographs, Beadwork, Silk scarves, Greetings cards & Books.

The changing exhibits over the years have responded to the subtle shifts in cultural expectations which inevitably takes place from season to season and continues to reflect the ever evolving tastes of the contemporary market.

The Gallery is much larger than most people expect it to be with a seemingly unending range of work in terms of it’s nature, size and price. The Gallery now displays the work of over 140 exhibitors, many from Cumbria and the North West.

The exhibition area changes every month, to display a larger range of work from individual artists. For details of the exhibitions click here.

In addition to the artistic exhibits, the Gallery offers an extensive range of giftware. Gift tokens of £10 and upwards, are available from the Gallery and provide the solution to those more difficult gift problems.

In the teashop, the Gallery can offer light refreshments and some of the warm comforts of home to those who make the journey. Guests can relax in it’s gentle, restful atmosphere and refresh their spirit.

Oliver & Paula Chalker are the owners and they aim to make your visit a stimulating and memorable experience. The Gallery is pleased to offer exclusively Fairtrade coffee, tea and chocolate.

Free car parking is available for our customers.