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Heritage Gallery


Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard
​London EC2V 5AE

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Opening hours

​Monday to Saturday
10am - 5pm

12pm - 4pm

The City of London has a working record of its history stretching back nearly one thousand years, enjoy a rare opportunity to view treasures held in trust for the nation.

Admission FREE

Currently on display - 10 August - 12 December 2019

The City’s 1297 Magna Carta

Items related to the first Blackfriars Bridge in 1769 and its successor in 1869

Photographs of and accounts by London schoolchildren of their evacuation in September 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War

Short notice closures

The Gallery may need to close at short notice. For details, call 020 7332 3700 / textphone 020 7332 3803 for a daily recorded message or for more information

The Magna Carta

Did you know the City Corporation owns one of the few copies of the Magna Carta in existence today?

Magna Carta

Kept in storage at Guildhall Library and periodically displayed at the Heritage Gallery, the document is widely regarded as one of the finest surviving 13th-century copies. Because of its delicate nature, it is not on permanent display.

Watch a short film about the story of Magna Carta in the City of London and Temple.

The documents on display belong to the collection of the London Metropolitan Archives whose holdings of records, documents, films, photographs and maps take up the equivalent of 100 km (62 miles).