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.
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.
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
Picture Gallery - Public Open Days
Re-opening September 2022
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.
Picture Gallery and Art Collection - Research Visits
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.
Picture Gallery - Group Tours
Throughout the year
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.
Archives and Special Collections
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 email@example.com
Currently online visits only
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.