Objects from our fine art collection are on display across the county in our museums. We also make the collection housed in our museum stores accessible by appointment. Our online database shows a selection of objects some, of which aren’t ordinarily on permanent display.
The fine art collection consists of more than 16,000 paintings, sketches and prints which, for the most part, were created for aesthetic purposes. The collection illustrates the character and development of the county, principally from the 18th century to the present day.