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Dulwich Picture Gallery  

 
 
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Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 7AD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm, Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Closed 1 January and 24-26 December
 
PRICES
FREE () | £5 (Adults), £5 (Concs), FREE (Children Under 18) | Special exhibitions: £9 (Adults), £8 (Seniors), £4 (Concs), FREE (Children)
 

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Dulwich Picture GalleryDesigned by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated collections of European Old Master paintings. Works by Rubens, Poussin, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Watteau and Gainsborough contribute to the collection of European Old Master paintings spanning the 1600s and 1700s. Originally part of a portfolio of paintings amassed by the King of Poland in the 1790s, the works were transported to the 'clean air of Dulwich' for safekeeping when Poland was partitioned. Soane's design for the gallery proved highly influential. The use of natural and overhead lighting combined with a clear layout of interlinked rooms set a precedent for gallery design world-wide. Don't be fooled by the out-of-town location of the gallery; Dulwich - a pretty 18th century village on the edge of the capital - proves the ideal setting for this small, traditional collection which cautiously hints at its universal significance rather than shouting it from the rooftops. Throughout the year the gallery mounts critically-acclaimed, crowd-pulling exhibitions.

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European Old Master paintings, John Soane gallery design and architecture, acclaimed events and exhibitions.

 

Dulwich Picture Gallery events

 
Rembrandt's LightRembrandt's LightRembrandt's LightIn the year that marks 350 years since Rembrandt's death, Dulwich Picture Gallery is staging Rembrandt's Light, a new exhibition focusing on the Dutch Master's refined use of light and visual storytelling. Bringing together 35 carefully selected international loans, the exhibition focuses on his greatest years, from 1639-1658, and pays particular a2019-10-15T00:00:00+01002020-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  4th October 2019 to 2nd February 2020
In the year that marks 350 years since Rembrandt's death, Dulwich Picture Gallery is staging Rembrandt's Light, a new exhibition focusing on the Dutch Master's refined use of light and visual storytelling. Bringing together 35 carefully selected international loans, the exhibition focuses on his greatest years, from 1639-1658, and pays particular a... More about this event
 
Unlocking Paintings: Artists In AmsterdamUnlocking Paintings: Artists In AmsterdamWorks by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II that explore the rise of Amsterdam as an economic superpower in the 17th century.2019-10-15T10:00:00+01002020-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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Ongoing
Unlocking Paintings: Artists In Amsterdam
British Surrealism: 1783-1952British Surrealism: 1783-1952British Surrealism: 1783-1952Almost 100 years since the concept of surrealism was born, Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the first major exhibition to explore its origins. British Surrealism: 1783-1952 shows how British Surrealism was a fundamental movement in the history of art and how it actually pre-dated the international movement's official beginnings. The works of more than2020-02-26T00:00:00+00002020-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Dulwich Picture Gallery,   Gallery Road  Dulwich Village    SE21 7AD
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  26th February to 17th May 2020
Almost 100 years since the concept of surrealism was born, Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the first major exhibition to explore its origins. British Surrealism: 1783-1952 shows how British Surrealism was a fundamental movement in the history of art and how it actually pre-dated the international movement's official beginnings. The works of more than... More about this event
 
 

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MOCA London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
113 Bellenden Road, SE15 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Founded in 1994 as a project based museum, MOCA - or The Museum of Contemporary Art, London - got its first home, in the Bellenden Renewal ... More
 
 
 
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Copeland Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Copeland Road, SE15 | 37 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
A large, partitioned white-walled gallery space within Copeland Park, home to the Bussey Building, the Copeland Gallery is an ideal space ... More
 
 
 
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Rod Barton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
41-45 Consort Road, SE15 | 37 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 23 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
 
 
 
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 23 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
 
 
 
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Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Unlocking Paintings: Artists In Amsterdam
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th August 2019 to 12th January 2020 - 10am-5pm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
Works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II that explore the rise of Amsterdam as an economic superpower in the 17th ...More
 
 
 
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Rembrandt's Light
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2019 to 2nd February 2020
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
In the year that marks 350 years since Rembrandt's death, Dulwich Picture Gallery is staging Rembrandt's Light, a new exhibition focusing on the Dutch Master's refined ...More
 
 
 
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British Surrealism: 1783-1952
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Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
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London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 26 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Hootananny Brixton is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
If the Ritzy were a cat, it would have used up most of its nine lives. The cinema started life in 1910 as the Electric Pavilion, ... More
 
 
 
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Electric Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
With a long-standing live music heritage Electric Brixton has hosted The Clash and the Smiths, The Pet Shop Boys ... More
 
 
 
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The Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 7 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Hazel Broadfoot's and Julian Toland's run a superb, high class bookshop in the heart of Dulwich Village. All the staff have a real enthusiasm, thirst for ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 16 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
 
 
 
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Spray Rose
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
69 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 | 18 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Based in sleepy Dulwich, London’s number one mail order florist offers a comprehensive service across the city, the country and the world! And you won’t find ... More
 
 
 
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Pavilion Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Dulwich Park, College Road, SE21 | 1 minute from Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
94 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 3 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Café Rouge - Dulwich
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
84 Park Hall Road, Dulwich, SE21 | 13 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.3 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 2.5 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 7 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, the peace and quiet of leafy Dulwich is a great place to enjoy a ... More
 
 
 
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Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 7 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ... More
 
 
 
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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 16 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Community greenhouses within Brockwell Park.... More
 
 
 
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The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 3 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
 
 
 
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The Rosendale
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Rosendale Road, SE21 | 15 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
The winner of the Time Out Award for Best Gastropub 2007 is indeed a truly splendid restaurant, with a short menu of hip modern cuisine made ... More
 
 
 
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The Commercial
London > Nightlife > Pubs
212 Railton Road, SE24 | 16 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Blending the relaxed vibe of nearby Dulwich Village and the party feel of Brixton The Commercial is perfectly suited to its ... More
 
 
 
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 30 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine Parlour
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
89 Brixton Village, SW9 | 30 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Encouraging you to try before you buy, The Wine Parlour in Brixton Village goes beyond your average bottle shop and ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 31 minutes from Dulwich Picture Gallery
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | Same location as Dulwich Picture Gallery
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 3.3 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 3.5 miles from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 

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