The view towards the gallery from the entrance door of Henry Bell's Custom House, presided over by a statue of King Charles II

The view towards the gallery from the entrance door of Henry Bell's Custom House, presided over by a statue of King Charles II

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Veronica Sekules and Sandy Heslop chose the building quite by chance, with a legacy, intending to buy an investment. However, because of its central location, it quickly became obvious that much more could be made of it as an asset for the town.

The gallery sits opposite the Custom House, in a stunning location on the quay. Fittingly, this is also in a flood plain of the area’s three rivers: the Purfleet, the Mill Fleet and the Great Ouse.The iconic Custom House, designed by Henry Bell (1647-1711) once signalled the heart of the international commerce of the town and in a way still does as the Tourist Information Office.