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Heritage Gallery


Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard
​London EC2V 5AE

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​Monday to Saturday
10am - 5pm

12pm - 4pm

Based on current Government advice on Coronavirus/Covid-19, we regret to inform you that the City of London Heritage Gallery will be closed to the public until summer 2020, when the situation will be reviewed and, where possible, a specific date for reopening will be published. Further information and updates will be posted on this page as the situation progresses.

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 - 14 December 2019 - 23 April 2020

The Great Parchment Book, 1639

The Great Parchment Book is known as the Domesday of the Ulster Plantation. The Book has significant information about the native Irish, English and Scottish people who lived in Ulster (now modern Northern Ireland) and their relationship with London and central government in the seventeenth century. 

Boundary Housing Estate

Plans of the iconic Boundary Housing Estate just north of the City of London, 1900.

Imprisonment of Oscar Wilde

A prison register recording the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, 1895.

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).