UCL Art Museum

UCL Art Museum, London: Hours, Address, UCL Art Museum Reviews: 4/5

UCL Art Museum
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
UCL Art Museum is home to over 10,000 works of art, dating from the 1490s to the present day. Its collaborations with researchers and artists offer new perspectives on familiar and rare objects through exhibitions in a traditional print room at the heart of the university in Bloomsbury. Highlights include old master prints and drawings, contemporary art from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, and the Flaxman Gallery, which showcases plaster models by neo-classical artist John Flaxman in a Victorian installation under UCL’s dome.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
How to get there
  • Goodge St • 5 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road • 6 min walk

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futtock21
London, UK11,064 contributions
Tip of the iceberg
Oct 2019 • Solo
UCL has an extraordinary collection of Old Master prints and drawings by the likes of Dürer, Rembrandt, Turner and Constable not to mention graduation works by students of the Slade School (on the same campus) some of whom became celebrated artists such as Paula Rego and Jenny Saville. In fact over 40% of works in the collection are by women artists. Apart from sculptures by the 19th century bro-classical artist John Flaxman which have their own space, the only place for these works to be viewed is the UCL Art Museum a small room with an even smaller balcony. On display today apart from some Flaxman reliefs for gravestones the second part of an exhibition of sculptures by Slade Professor Edward Allington (1951-2017) demonstrating his interest in all things kitsch such as motorbike parts, toy dinosaurs and plastic grasshoppers.
Written October 25, 2019
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demetcelik2018
London, UK10 contributions
Mrs
Oct 2018 • Family
Good experience for kids..I couldn’t find much things for them but they will get excited to see library..
Written November 3, 2018
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Making the best of a small space
Feb 2018 • Solo
Given the reputation of the Slade and, having seen the Flaxman gallery upstairs in UCL, I was expecting something special with the art museum. I have to admit I was disappointed when I walked into the room as it is a small space, obviously a working space in which exhibitions are housed. What was on show was interesting, a special exhibition on work by Slade students in 1918, many of whom were women, as the political tide turned. There are also some small historic works on the walls.

The staff were enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable, but are making the best of a relatively small space, to which admission is free.
Written February 8, 2018
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TsLondon79
London, UK23 contributions
Rubbish
Sep 2017 • Couples
Poor exhibition.
Small roomsl, highlighting nothingness.
The art they show you on website is all in non public areas . Unable to be seen. Despite gloating about the calibre of the classic art works.
Written September 26, 2017
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jacquiessex_10
Southend-on-Sea, UK176 contributions
interesting
Sep 2014 • Family
Lovely building, and galleries. the setting is stunning, and the history, very interesting. Nice place for a quick visit if in the area. Also has a nice gift shop selling UCL merchandise.
Written July 5, 2015
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Enjoyable101
London, UK1 contribution
Excellent Museum
May 2012 • Friends
This is an excellent museum even if a tad small. The staff are really friendly. Thank you to the staff. Good place to visit.
Written March 21, 2013
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Lola S
London, OH1 contribution
Fascinating and unexpected find
Aug 2012 • Solo
I visited UCL Art Museum by chance on a visit to UCL to see the Olympic Sculptures. After seeing the Exhibition currently on display 'One day In the City' I felt inclined to leave this little hidden gem a glowing review! I found it amazing that you can get up close and personal with the Art work on display. The staff are incredibly friendly and very willing to answer any questions I had about the exhibition. I will definitely be visiting again.
Written August 7, 2012
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maxinthebox
London, UK4 contributions
Glad it's on my radar
Jul 2012 • Solo
As a member of the general public, I visited in the afternoon and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The welcome was warm, friendly and the willingness of staff to share information about the collection was most refreshing. Any pain incurred in navigating to the Museum was rapidly erased. It's also good to see the Museum embracing digitisation with participation in the BBC 'Your Paintings' initiative
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/galleries/locations/ucl-art-collections-3457
...and this combined with good online visibility should quickly raise the profile of this excellent resource. So pleased this is now on my radar and I hope to return soon.
Written July 27, 2012
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Erin S
London, UK1 contribution
A Hidden Gem
Jul 2012 • Solo
The UCL Art Museum is full of unexpected treasures and surprises. The intimacy of the space allows for close interaction with the artwork and personal refelction. It is cozy, comfortable, yet holds an invaluable collection of inspiring pieces. The staff is extremely friendly and happy to discuss the artworks, or anyhting else, with visitors. If you are a student or researcher, the resources provided by the Museum are wonderful. I would definitely recommend making an appointment to view some of the stored works on paper, as they really are a joy to see. The range of artworks in the Museum is quite large and it is a great way to see both old master works, as well as those by contemporary artists. Whether you've only got a few moments to spare while you are in the area or are looking for a place to really spend some time contemplating artworks, UCL Art Museum is worth the visit.
Written July 19, 2012
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Rosa R
London, UK10 contributions
Enjoyably thought-provoking
Jul 2012 • Solo
Just a short walk from the behemoth of the British Museum, this is a peaceful little oasis full of delightful surprises. The current exhibition, ‘One Day in the City’, is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. There are London scenes and characters from the past: terrific caricatures of 18th century London types by de Loutherbourg, prints from Hogarth’s Idleness and Industry series, evocative representations of the Thames - for example, Whistler’s etching of Old Putney Bridge. Alongside these there are modern imaginings of fairytales mixed with futuristic reworkings of well-known urban landmarks. A great pleasure.
Written July 16, 2012
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UCL Art Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM