Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London: Hours, Address, Dulwich Picture Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Dulwich Picture Gallery
4.5
Art Galleries • Parks • Other Outdoor Activities • Gardens • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”. Located in 3 acres of private gardens, today the Gallery is a vibrant cultural hub hosting some of the UK’s leading exhibitions alongside its Permanent Collection of Baroque masterpieces while staging a wide-ranging programme of public events, practical art and community engagement.
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2-3 hours
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drsnoddy
London, UK22 contributions
Helen Frankenthaler exhibition
Sep 2021
One of the best exhibitions out of the many that I have seen at this gallery. The film of the artist discussing her techniques really added to the experience.
On the downside the cafe has new management. Gone are the lovely homemade salads to be replaced by dishes of the brunch variety offered by so many similar cafes.
Written September 23, 2021
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Martha Patricia de Bruxelles
Wiltshire, UK1,541 contributions
Small and perfect.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Just perfect! A small and charming gallery, perfect for a meeting, stroll true the garden, have a drink in the cafeteria or just taking in the fantastic selection of pictures.
Written August 24, 2021
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KemptownLondon53
London, UK89 contributions
Overpriced and overrated
Aug 2021 • Solo
Underwhelming, overrated, overpriced and very disappointing. £16.50 for the small number of rooms. Undoubtedly the worst value gallery I’ve visited in the U.K.
Written August 20, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,102 contributions
Botanic photography exhibition and contemporary abstracts riffing around old masters
Jun 2021 • Solo
It’s good to be back to Dulwich Picture Gallery which I think nat have suffered more than most from lockdowns as it re-opened later than most museums and art galleries. It still has on a highly original exhibition of pioneering photography of flower and plants from Victorian times to modernist twentieth century and contemporary works cultivating in a veritable fiery kiln. Either side of the entrance on facing walls contemporary artist Sinta Tantra has designed a mural called The Grand Tour. Together with the photographs these act as a sort of riff around the extraordinary collection of old masters such as Rembrandts, Van Dycks, Murillos and Gainsboroughs that make up the main collection.
Written July 8, 2021
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monksal3
St. Albans, UK7 contributions
Disappointing overall experience
May 2021
Went on the day the Gallery reopened after Lockdown. Gallery visit was excellent as usual. However the day was significantly spoilt by the experience of the cafe and toilets. I wiped our inside table with an antibacterial wipe which ended up filthy. The table cannot have been cleaned recently, nor the floor. And the toilets were smelly and lacking necessary facilities. Surely the site should not open without all components being presented to a high standard and COVID compliant. Disappointing.
Written May 20, 2021
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David CM
24 contributions
Great
Sep 2019
The paintings are beautiful and the gallery is a lovely place and there's lots of other things to see around that area, like the park or The Edward Alleyn theatre when it is on.
Written August 18, 2020
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Shaun H
Kampala, Uganda146 contributions
Gallery Closed, Garden & Cafe OPEN
Aug 2020 • Solo
Dulwich village itself is a stunning walkabout. A stop of at the Garden is a peaceful affair, lots of seating and great place to revive the feet if on a walking trip round the "village"

The food at cafe is a bit expensive but very good quality, save money a get drinks from any nearby shop
Written August 12, 2020
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Plantguy35
1 contribution
Nice day.
Jul 2020 • Couples
We visited the gallery as we heard that it was open but when we got there it was still closed. We was surprised that the park around the gallery was so quiet in comparison to the others, so we bought some drinks from the bar attached to the gallery and still had a nice afternoon. It was a different day to what we planned but still great. Will be back once the museum reopens.
Written July 19, 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,102 contributions
English Surrealism
Mar 2020 • Solo
Dulwich Picture Gallery is a tale of two halves: the permanent collection of European masterpieces particularly from the 17th and 18th centuries - think the likes of Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Watteau; then a cluster of small rooms to the rear housing a temporary exhibition space. The most recent exhibition entitled English Surrealism is almost a contradiction in terms as surrealism was a mainly continental movement and its adherents in this country only appear to have contributed to it fitfully; and, after World War II only by two women Eileen Agar and Leonore Carrington unless one also includes Desmond Morris still more known as a zoologist than an artist. The architecture of the gallery, the first purpose built art gallery anywhere in the world to a design by Sir John Soane is of considerable interest in itself. There is a bookshop and cafe.
Written March 20, 2020
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Susan K
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
A Hidden Gem
Feb 2020 • Friends
What a treasure trove of wonderful paintings beautifully displayed in this amazing gallery. Entrance fee very reasonable and the audio guide was clear, concise and most informative. The building itself is wonderfully situated in the quaint village of Dulwich and the coffee shop provided welcome refreshments to finish off our visit. A lovely day out.
Written February 21, 2020
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