The Gallery Whitehead – Whitehead, Northern Ireland - Atlas Obscura
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The Gallery Whitehead

Whitehead, Northern Ireland

This Edwardian style home doubles as a magnificent local art gallery.  

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This little art gallery is located within an old Edwardian terrace house in Whitehead, a coastal village located on the East Antrim coast with a rich Victorian heritage.

The house was constructed during the early 20th-century and is composed of three floors complete with a drawing-room, eight fireplaces, and six chimneys.

The gallery is run by local artist Cynthia Waddell who features many of her own art pieces, as well as displays featuring contemporary and abstract art. These range from artwork contributed by British & Irish artists, to Edwardian and Victorian prints.

There are three gallery rooms in the old Edwardian building, Gallery’s 1 and 2 display Waddell’s artwork. Gallery 3 operates as a changing display gallery, where local new and emerging artists work on displays for a month before it changes hands to another artist. The Gallery Whitehead’s ethos is “To encourage and continue the spirit of art.” 

Know Before You Go

The Gallery Whitehead is located within the village center of Whitehead and is located next door to The Old Tea House cafe on the corner of Cable Road and Kings Road.


There is the only side of the road parking, but there is a free car park and the train station on Beach Road is just a 5-10 minute walk away. Alternatively, you can take the train to Whitehead and walk over to Cable Road from there.