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This Summer at Falmouth Art Gallery

The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story

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Now finished

Visitors across the country have been flocking to our magnificent touring exhibition and this summer, it is coming to Falmouth for a spectacular finale.

The exhibition tells the story for the first time of the links between the world-famous legend of King Arthur, the renowned Pre-Raphaelite artists and Cornwall’s Arthurian heritage.

It brings together over 60 iconic works of art from public and private collections and is an exclusive opportunity to see the entire Lady of Shalott series of paintings by John William Waterhouse exhibited together for the first time in the UK.

“A swoon of a show” The Times

The incredible line-up of Pre-Raphaelite artists includes Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Emma Sandys and Elizabeth Siddal.

The exhibition will be accompanied by activities, talks and workshops for all ages.

The Lady of Shalott (1888) by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Oil paint on canvas, 153 × 200 cm, Tate
Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

17 June – 30 September 2023

Exhibition Talks

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910): 'A Sketch in Cornwall (Lizard)', 1860, watercolour on paper.
William Holman Hunt (1827-1910): ‘A Sketch in Cornwall (Lizard)’, 1860, watercolour on paper.
King Arthur, folklore and landscape.

A talk by Steve Patterson

September 9 2.30pm at Falmouth Art Gallery


Family Workshops
10 – 1pm.

No need to book. Just pop in any time between 10am and 1pm.

Free Digital Guide

Download our free digital guide on Bloomberg Connects. Audio guides and additional information about artwork in exhibitions and within our store rooms.

Find the app in your app store or scan the QR code.

About Falmouth Art Gallery

Award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery is owned and administered by Falmouth Town Council. Family-friendly and free, the gallery stages an exciting and ambitious exhibition programme, regularly changing displays from its outstanding art collection and an innovative community engagement programme.

T: 01326 313 863 | Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT