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Aspex Gallery will re-open on 12 August. Find out more here.

Aspex aims to provide the people of Portsmouth, the locality and visitors with opportunities to experience the most innovative contemporary visual art at a local and global level. 

With exhibitions that focus on the work of emerging artists, Aspex also plays host to talks, film screenings and a vibrant participation programme packed with lots of creative activities for children and young people.

Keep up to date with exhibitions, events and workshops via the website:

Aspex isn't just about the art and exhibitions, though. It's also a popular meeting place, still within Gunwharf Quays buy away from much of the hubbub. The gallery's in-house cafe is run by local artisinal bakery Bread Addiction.

Bread Addiction's aim is to produce memorable and tasty experiences for visitors. Every cake, tart and pastry is handmade in their bakery, located on Elm Grove, using only the finest seasonal produce. Every day they will provide freshly baked pastries, sandwiches and salads for breakfast and lunch, on top of coffee from independent roasters Square Mile and a selection of tea from Bluebird Tea Company in Brighton.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - 2 disabled parking bays only.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Serving a seasonal menu which reflects the talents of local producers, with delicious cakes and daily specials. Maximum capacity 36.

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Corporate hire of entire building or meeting room only.
  • Event Venue
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions



Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BF
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Tel+44 023 9277 8080

Opening Times

Aspex Gallery (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday11:00 - 16:00*
Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

* Aspex will be open until 8pm on the third Thursday of every month.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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