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F.E. McWilliam Gallery

Opening Hours:

Monday- Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sundays: (June-July-August only) 1.00pm-5.00pm

Free Admission.

Directions

The F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Banbridge, just off the main Belfast to Dublin Road.

By Foot

The Gallery is a 30 minute walk from Banbridge Town Centre along the Newry Rd/ A26

By Car

The Gallery is situated just off the main Belfast to Dublin road/ A1 Road. It is easy to access and is signposted from the A1. There is adequate free parking available on site. Please note that the car park closes at 5pm unless otherwise stated.

By Bus

A shuttle bus service is available from Banbridge Town Centre to the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio.

Admission: Free

Craft Shop

The Craft Shop at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio displays a range of beautifully handcrafted products, created by talented designers and makers, showing a variety of jewellery, ceramics, fashion accessories, handbags, hats and various gifts, all showcased in a truly unique setting.  There is a price to suit every purse.

Some of the makers profiled at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery include the following:

Glass I Studio, Isle Jewellery, Red Rufus children’s toys, Fiona Mulholland Jewellery, Anne Butler Ceramics, Green Gorgeous, John Piekaar Designer Craftsman, Roisin Sheridan, Caroline Hepburn, Katie Brown, Rebecca Killen Ceramics, Arty Smarty, Mount Ida Pottery, Louisa Kelly, Martina Scott, Jill Graham Contemporary Jewellery, BTU Glassware, Stephen Farnan, Victoria Bentham Ceramics, Catherine Keenan Jewellery, David MaGill Woodturning and Seacourt Workshop prints.

Accessibility

The F.E. McWilliam Gallery is a fully accessible building.  The gallery has won an award from the William Keown Trust in recognition of their contribution to an accessible user-friendly building.

  • The exterior of the building has four dedicated parking spaces for blue badges holders. There are ramps for those approaching from the other end of the car park and automatic doors upon entrance to the building.
  • The gallery space, reception area, cafe and garden all are fitted with automatic doors and push to open doors which have braille for the partially sighted and blind.  The desks in the tourist information and cafe have been lowered to make them more accessible.
  • The building is all on the ground floor and there is easy access throughout.  There are ramps that lead down to the garden and studio.
  • There is a wheelchair kept behind reception for anyone who may wish to avail of it.
  • There is an accessible toilet with good facilities, handrails and panic botton in case of emergencies.
  • Seating, good ventilation and lighting is something that is prominent in the gallery and throughout the building.
  • There are several fully trained first-aiders on-site as well as a member of staff trained in basic sign language.
  • Guide dogs are welcome in the building.