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Dulwich Picture Gallery

#228 of 1,599 things to do in London
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Address: Gallery Road | Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AD, England
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+44 20 8693 5254
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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Dutch Masters

I visited the Dutch Masters exhibition in January, and very much enjoyed my visit. That the Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, dedicated museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Dutch Masters exhibition in January, and very much enjoyed my visit. That the Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, dedicated museum building in the UK, adds another dimension to your visit.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the Vanessa Bell exhibition which was fabulous but the whole gallery is well worth visiting. Easy access from the station but seemed to be plenty of parking too.

Thank 69TracyD69
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a nice change, and are keen to get away from the crowds at Tate, British Museum, Royal Academy etc, pop down to the posh inner London leafy suburb of Dulwich - a great gallery in a lovely building, established 200+ yrs. Just the right size for 1-2 hours of browsing + a snack. A small but high... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which was designed by Sir John Soane. Once again we enjoyed looking at the lovely collection of high quality paintings. There are regular guided tours throughout the day and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Although not the easiest place to get to, it is in a delightful setting just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small but perfectly formed picture gallery in the southern suburbs of London packs quite a punch, as it houses a very fine collection of paintings by the old masters such as Rembrandt, Poussin, Canaletto, Van Dyck and Rubens, as well as a number of works from the English school of painters, including Gainsborough, Constable and Reynolds. The collection isn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Easy to get to by Bus (stops right outside), the Dulwich Picture Gallery is a gem, far away from the crowds of Central London and the National Gallery. I spent about 4 hours here seeing everything but the dedicated exhibition gallery, as it was changing over at the time between exhibits. Gardens and Park nearby would be an option for... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Finally got to visit and we were very disappointed. Not worth the effort . Few pictures of real standing. Only interest was architecture of early gallery. Definitely not going again.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a charming small gallery set in pleasant grounds. It has an interesting permanent collection and a long narrow gallery of several rooms where it shows special exhibitions. I went there to see the current exhibition of works by Vanessa Bell but found this horribly overcrowded. It was hard to move and difficult to see anything properly. I wouldn't... More 

Thank nutellaLondon
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great gallery set in gardens next to old almshouses and church. Lovely cafe serving very good food (brilliant cakes!)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited in Feb 17 having previously been put off as not directly on a tube stop. Actually very easy to catch the bus from opposite Briston tube and in 15 minutes it stops directly outside the gallery. With smartphones now you can follow the route exactly and buses now tell you what the next stop will be so reducing the... More 

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