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Events, Talks and Tours

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.

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

Free London's Roman Amphitheatre tour and 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.

Free tours - 1.15pm

  • 25 April
  • 6 June
  • 3 October
  • 14 November

Object handling - 1.15pm - 3.15pm

  • 26 April
  • 7 June
  • 4 October
  • 15 November


Seen and Heard: Victorian Children in the Frame - Family Events

Family days run on the second Saturday of each month, 10am - 4pm.

  • 9 February
  • 9 March
  • 13 April  

Come and explore artworks depicting Victorian childhood with you little ones in our new exhibition Seen & Heard. Family friendly information panels will encourage them to put themselves into the shoes of Victorian children, there is also a family room with Victorian children's stories.

Keep the children entertained with FREE family events every second Saturday of the month. As part of the exhibition offer, all under 12s will be allowed to bring an accompanying adult to the exhibition for free.

Life as a Victorian Child - half-term family event

  • 20 February
  • 11am - 2.30pm
  • Free but places are limited so booking is essential

Join Guildhall Art Gallery and the Charterhouse on a Victorian adventure. Be inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition ‘Seen and Heard: Victorian Children in the Frame’ and create your own family portrait. Then, travel onto nearby Charterhouse to experience life as a Victorian school child.

Meet at Guildhall Art Gallery at 11am, access via Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE. The day will finish at the Charterhouse, EC1M 6AN.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for children age 5-13 and their families.

Seen and Heard: Victorian Children in the Frame - Curator Talks

  • 6 March
  • 3 April
  • 24 April

Join the exhibition curator for a tour of the exhibition. Learn more about the works, the themes in the art, and the artists themselves. Talks are FREE with exhibition entry and start at 1pm.


17 May 2012
Last Modified:
19 February 2019