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Visit our Picture Gallery and Art Collections

We welcome visitors throughout the year to our Picture Gallery and Art Collections. Find out how you can visit us below.

 

Please note: the Picture Gallery is closed through most of Summer Term (April - June) due to summer examinations. 

 

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.

How to Visit Us

The Picture Gallery is open on Wednesdays in Autumn (mid-September - mid-December) and Spring terms (mid-January to mid-March).

The Gallery is open 10am-3pm on our open days, and free tickets can be booked via our Eventbrite page

For visits outside of Autumn and Spring terms, please contact us for more information.

We welcome visitors to the Picture Gallery and art collection 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. Get in touch to find out more.

Individual appointments to visit our archives reading room can be booked on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. The room will be closed for a lunch break from 12.30 - 1.30pm.

Group visits are also available.

Appointments should be made one week in advance, and can be booked by emailing archives@rhul.ac.uk 

No exhibitions are planned for the 2021/22 academic year to allow the space to be used for socially distanced teaching. You can enjoy audio tours and films about past exhibitions here.

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.

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