The Spanish Gallery
Immerse yourself in the Spanish Golden Age at the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain.
Auckland Castle has been home to Francisco de Zurbarán’s series of Spanish masterpieces Jacob and His Twelve Sons, for over 250 years. These striking paintings are the starting point for this new gallery, in the heart of Bishop Auckland.
Discover the unique opportunity to see the UK's largest collection of 16th and 17th century Spanish artworks outside London, including work by El Greco, Murillo and Velazquez. Opening with Zubarán's Benjamin, the only work not originally bought in 1756 by Bishop Trevor, the Gallery reunites the brothers in Bishop Auckland and tells the story of these masterpieces' journey from Spain to England, over 300 years ago.
New for this year, enjoy a taste of Spain at the Gallery's Tapas restaurant, serving Spanish-inspired food made from delicious, seasonal ingredients grown in our own gardens or sourced locally.