Dulwich Picture Gallery  

 
 
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Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 7AD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm, Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Closed 1 January and 24-26 December
 
PRICES
FREE () | £5 (Adults), £5 (Concs), FREE (Children Under 18) | Special exhibitions: £9 (Adults), £8 (Seniors), £4 (Concs), FREE (Children)
 

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Dulwich Picture GalleryDesigned by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated collections of European Old Master paintings. Works by Rubens, Poussin, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Watteau and Gainsborough contribute to the collection of European Old Master paintings spanning the 1600s and 1700s. Originally part of a portfolio of paintings amassed by the King of Poland in the 1790s, the works were transported to the 'clean air of Dulwich' for safekeeping when Poland was partitioned. Soane's design for the gallery proved highly influential. The use of natural and overhead lighting combined with a clear layout of interlinked rooms set a precedent for gallery design world-wide. Don't be fooled by the out-of-town location of the gallery; Dulwich - a pretty 18th century village on the edge of the capital - proves the ideal setting for this small, traditional collection which cautiously hints at its universal significance rather than shouting it from the rooftops. Throughout the year the gallery mounts critically-acclaimed, crowd-pulling exhibitions.

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European Old Master paintings, John Soane gallery design and architecture, acclaimed events and exhibitions.

 

Dulwich Picture Gallery events

 
Cutting Edge: Modernist British PrintmakingCutting Edge: Modernist British PrintmakingThe first major show of work by artists from the 1930s Grosvenor School, including the teacher and artist Claude Flight and his students Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power, Lill Tschudi, William Greengrass and Leonard Beaumont.2019-06-26T10:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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Ongoing
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
Nahoko Kojima: SumiNahoko Kojima: SumiAn 8m-long hanging sculpture of a crocodile created by the Japanese paper-cut artist to celebrate the resilience of the species.2019-06-26T10:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
Category: event
Ongoing
Nahoko Kojima: Sumi
Pissarro In DulwichPissarro In DulwichThe artist's 1871 painting of Dulwich College returns to Dulwich for the first time since it was painted thanks to a loan from the Fondation Bemberg in Toulouse.2019-06-26T10:00:00+01002019-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
Category: event
Ongoing
Pissarro In Dulwich
Dulwich Pavilion: The Colour PalaceDulwich Pavilion: The Colour PalaceDulwich Pavilion: The Colour PalaceA colourful 10-metre high cube created by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori, The Colour Palace draws on West African and European influences as well as the bustle of fabric markets in Lagos, Nigeria. The temporary structure outside Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts a variety of events from 'Pavilion Lates' to neon life drawing, supper clubs2019-06-26T10:00:00+01002019-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th June to 22nd September 2019
A colourful 10-metre high cube created by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori, The Colour Palace draws on West African and European influences as well as the bustle of fabric markets in Lagos, Nigeria. The temporary structure outside Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts a variety of events from 'Pavilion Lates' to neon life drawing, supper clubs... More about this event
 
The Handlebards: Much Ado About NothingThe Handlebards: Much Ado About NothingThe troupe of cycling actors who carry their sets and props with them, performs Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy.2019-07-17T19:00:00+01002019-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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On Soon
The Handlebards: Much Ado About Nothing
The TempestThe TempestThe Handlebards' all-female troupe present a bicycle-powered version of Shakespeare's dreamlike play in which a shipwreck washes up the court of Milan onto a mysterious desert island where nothing is as it seems.2019-09-11T19:00:00+01002019-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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The Tempest
British Surrealism: 1783-1952British Surrealism: 1783-1952British Surrealism: 1783-1952Almost 100 years since the concept of surrealism was born, Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the first major exhibition to explore its origins. British Surrealism: 1783-1952 shows how British Surrealism was a fundamental movement in the history of art and how it actually pre-dated the international movement's official beginnings. The works of more than2020-02-26T00:00:00+00002020-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  26th February to 17th May 2020
Almost 100 years since the concept of surrealism was born, Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the first major exhibition to explore its origins. British Surrealism: 1783-1952 shows how British Surrealism was a fundamental movement in the history of art and how it actually pre-dated the international movement's official beginnings. The works of more than... More about this event
 
 

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Pissarro In Dulwich
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th April to 4th August 2019 - 10am-5pm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
The artist's 1871 painting of Dulwich College returns to Dulwich for the first time since it was painted thanks to a loan from the Fondation Bemberg ...More
 
 
 
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Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th June to 8th September 2019 - 10am-5pm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
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95 Effra Road, SW2 | 26 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 7 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 16 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
 
 
 
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Spray Rose
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69 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 | 18 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Based in sleepy Dulwich, London’s number one mail order florist offers a comprehensive service across the city, the country and the world! And you won’t find ... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Park, College Road, SE21 | 1 minute from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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94 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 3 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
84 Park Hall Road, Dulwich, SE21 | 13 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.3 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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The Wine and Food Academy
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93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 2.5 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Music Everything Ltd
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Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 7 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, the peace and quiet of leafy Dulwich is a great place to enjoy a ... More
 
 
 
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Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 7 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ... More
 
 
 
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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 16 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Community greenhouses within Brockwell Park.... More
 
 
 
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The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 3 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
 
 
 
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The Rosendale
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Rosendale Road, SE21 | 15 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
The winner of the Time Out Award for Best Gastropub 2007 is indeed a truly splendid restaurant, with a short menu of hip modern cuisine made ... More
 
 
 
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The Commercial
London > Nightlife > Pubs
212 Railton Road, SE24 | 16 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 30 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine Parlour
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89 Brixton Village, SW9 | 30 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 3.3 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 3.5 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 

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