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The Picture Gallery is currently closed to the public. This is a precaution, in response to the announcement by the UK government regarding its move into the ‘delay’ phase of its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

See the coronavirus updates page for more information and advice.

 

How to get here

Please consult the College guide to Getting to Royal Holloway

If you are visiting by car, please contact the art collections team in advance of your visit to register your car and avoid a parking fine. Parking is available on campus. 

The Picture Gallery is located in the Founder's Building. The exhibition space is located in the Davison Building. Click here to see a map of campus.

Accessibility

The Picture Gallery, exhibition space and art store, where you can view our collections, are all step free. We are wheelchair accessible. There are benches, chairs and stools available for use in each space. Please view the building's AccessAble profile to learn more.

Information about our collections in the Picture Gallery is available on our app Smartify, which was created in consultation with with visually impaired and low vision users. We also have print guides with information about our collections. We have created an audio description tour of a selection of paintings in the Picture Gallery. This is part of an ongoing project to provide audio description of all works on display. 

Listen to our audio tour

There are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities close to the Picture Gallery, exhibition space and art store.

Visit Us

The Picture Gallery is currently closed to visits but we hope to restart the public opening hours in January 2021. You can still visit virtually and enjoy audio tours and films about our collections and past exhibitions here. We will be participating in National Heritage Open Days online between 11 and 20 September and will be giving virtual visitors insights into the history of the College and the collections as well as exploring some of the hidden aspects of our heritage.

No exhibitions are planned for this academic year to allow the space to be used for socially distanced teaching. You can enjoy audio tours and films about past exhibitions here.

The Picture Gallery is currently closed to visits but we hope to restart the weekend open days in January 2021. We will be participating in National Heritage Open Days online between 11 and 20 September and will be giving virtual visitors insights into the history of the College and the collections as well as exploring some of the hidden aspects of our heritage.

We welcome visitors to the Picture Gallery outside our open days, subject to access. If you are an individual, a visiting scholar, or a small group, please contact the art collection team.

We welcome group visits and offer free tours of our Picture Gallery. Whether you’re part of a special interest group or just looking for something different for your day out, group tours are a great way to explore our collections.

Our beautiful Victorian Picture Gallery is the perfect location for a special event, such as a wedding reception or conference.

Get in touch to find out more or call on 01784 443004.

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