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Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city,' see works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history.

Temporary exhibitions

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 4pm


  • Wednesday 2 November, all day
  • Friday 11 November, from 12noon
  • Saturday 12 November, until 12noon
  • Monday 14 November, all day

There will be restricted access to the Main Gallery Tuesday 1 November from 1pm.

Call 020 7332 3700 / textphone 020 7332 3803 for a daily recorded message or for more information.


General admission is FREE* 

*Fees may be charged for some temporary exhibitions (concession rates available for military personnel (serving and retired), seniors, registered unemployed and registered disabled).

**Members of the Art Fund receive a 50% discount to temporary exhibitions.

***All exhibitions are free for members of Museums Association, Friends of Guildhall Art Gallery, under 16s and City residents (with proof of address).

Getting here

Find Guildhall Art Gallery, London EC2V 5AE on Google Maps or, for more information see our How to find us page.

Access and facilities


The Gallery is fully accessible. There are wheel chair accessible lavatories off the main Exhibition Gallery and within the cloakroom area. A hearing enhancement system is available at the Welcome Desk.

Large print texts

Large print labels are available at the reception desk. Other large print texts are available on request. Call 020 7332 3700 or email


The collage image database is available on terminals in the Main Gallery and the Victorian Galleries. It contains over 6,000 images and records of Guildhall Art Gallery's collection along with those of Guildhall Library Print Room's collections.


The cloakroom is free of charge and attended at all times. Visitors are asked to leave large bags and rucksacks in the cloakroom.

Food and drink

Many cafés, pubs and supermarkets are within short walking distance, including the cafés and restaurants of the Museum of London and the Barbican Centre which are open every day. Picnic lunches can be eaten in Guildhall Yard or green spaces nearby, such as St Paul's Churchyard.


The Gallery has a small shop selling books, postcards, prints, exhibition related products, gifts and items for children.

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