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Tours and talks

Free tours every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

  • 12.15pm
  • 1.15pm
  • 2.15pm
  • 3.15pm

Combine a visit to the Gallery with a free tour of the highlights of the Art Collection, the Heritage Gallery and the Roman Amphitheatre, available every Friday. Tours are given by a qualified Guide and last approximately 45 minutes.

These short highlight tours are designed for individuals and small parties (under six); they are not intended for larger / organised groups. Group tours can be arranged separately, see below.

Women on Canvas Tours - Free tours every Thursday

  • 31 May - 29 November
  • 12.30pm

Part of Women: Work & Power, take a guided tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery's permanent collection and discover the women featured, from artists to muses, including Rossetti's La Ghirlandata and John Collier's Clytemnestra.

Group tours

You can arrange a bespoke guided tour or talk on individual works of art or aspects of the City of London collection for a fee of £110. A maximum of 25 people can attend a group guided tour. They last approximately 90 minutes.

For organised tours of London's Roman Amphitheatre please contact us on 020 7332 3700 or email

Sublime Symmetry Talks

Sophia De Morgan: Spiritualist, Suffragist, and Founder of Bedford College

Join Dr Lucy Ella Rose to learn more about pioneering, though under-studied, women’s rights campaigner, Sophia De Morgan (1809–1892) -  writer, social activist, abolitionist, anti-vivisectionist, spiritualist, friend of George Eliot, and mother to ceramicist William De Morgan. Part of Women: Work & Power. Book here.

  • 11 September, 2pm-3pm
  • FREE

Pioneering women in mathematics

Join Dr June Barrow-Green as she talks about historic women with a talent for mathematics, and how, in defiance of social and intellectual mores of the day, still achieved incredible feats. Part of Women: Work & Power. Book here.

  • 9 October, 2pm-3pm
  • FREE

Curator Talks (new dates added)

Join exhibition curator Sarah Hardy (De Morgan Foundation) for a tour of the sublime ceramics. Learn more about De Morgan’s life and work, and how mathematics influences his creative designs. Talks are free, just turn up.

When: 12.30pm-1.15pm

Upcoming Dates

  • Wed 10 October
  • Wed 24 October
  • Sat 27 October

Portraits of Huguenot Women Talk

Discover the life stories and see the faces and creations of some extraordinary and inspiring women of Huguenot origins. They include an early agitator for women’s rights, talented silk weavers, successful businesswomen working with precious metals - and the wife of a notorious fraudster. Part of Women: Work & Power. Book here.

  • 25 October, 2pm-3pm
  • £5 (plus booking fee)

Free London's Roman Amphitheatre tour & Object Handling

Join a 40-minute tour of the Amphitheatre and handle some genuine Roman antiquities with resident archaeologist Andrew Lane. Find out more about the capital’s oldest sports arena and one of the most important buildings in Roman London. No booking necessary, just turn-up.

Lunchtime Amphitheatre tours:

  • Thursday 6 September | 1.15pm & 2.15pm
  • Thursday 6 December | 1.15pm & 2.15pm

Object Handling sessions:

  • Friday 7 September | 1.15pm - 3.15pm
  • Friday 7 December | 1.15pm - 3.15pm
17 May 2012
Last Modified:
07 September 2018