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Brunei Gallery

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Address: Soas 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, England
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+44 20 7898 4046
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Tue - Wed 10:30 - 17:00
Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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A sure gem

so close to British Museum but most would miss it. I read about it in an article and had to search awile until it hit me to actually go inside the campus. I was not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Venice, CA
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Venice, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so close to British Museum but most would miss it. I read about it in an article and had to search awile until it hit me to actually go inside the campus. I was not disappointed. They had a number of very interesting exhibits, and the Japanese Garden, though it was rather cold, was still a revelation.

Thank telegrau
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visited to see the fascinating Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams exhibition curated by Marian Bukhari and focusing on textiles and embroidery as expressions of cultural values. The museum is small, taking up the ground floor and basement of the building, but the scope for imaginative presentation of material is more than adequate. In addition to the exhibition rooms themselves, there... More 

1 Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is more of an academic museum situated on the campus of the famous School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London which adjoins the British Museum. If you are visiting the BM it's worth the short walk. Russell Square Tube will get you there although it is a little difficult to find. See the Japanese Garden on... More 

1 Thank Shane H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

If you like textiles this is a wonderful exhibition showcasing the diversity of Ikat weaving everywhere from South East Asia, China, India, Africa, continents to South America. Contemporary to ancient.

Thank Julia M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

It was such a shame that this gallery was closed as it is free entry and about Asian history like Chinese and Indian which is right up my street.

Thank Ed E
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

an interesting little gallery. it's free to enter and worth checking out. when we went there was an exhibit on sudan with some real wonderful photography. upstairs is a japanese roof garden. I imagine it's a lot prettier in summer as there wasn't any overhanging greenery when we went but is a nice quiet spot.

1 Thank kristyrebecca
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

The gallery is part of the complex of the University (SOAS?). Geared to African or Oriental art, it has two floors with rooms ...and a small bookshop. It was well stocked though. I saw the exhibition of African folk-lore and sayings...and it was quaint and touching at the same time...with beautiful photos. Admission is free. Painting from Myanmar was the... More 

1 Thank y0rkshire_0wl
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Going through the Brunei Gallery made me feel very good. I saw some old writings from asian and arab world. There were a couple of statues which are astounding. Then I finished my visit with the picture galleries, which were related to the arab society.

1 Thank Alex S
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Not an obvious place to visit, but I went today and was enchanted. The two current temporary exhibitions are both fascinating (both ending 26 Sept), and the small permanent exhibition is pretty interesting too. The main exhibition space is really calm and inviting, well lit and well spaced. i spent some time being distracted from the exhibits by how excellent... More 

1 Thank Giffkins
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

I've been there just one time. Clean, warm, nice place to be in summer mainly in this zone of Bloomsbury-Brunswick, if you are shopping and want to have a rest.

Thank F L C

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