DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY is England's oldest public art gallery, designed in 1811 by Sir John Soane. The magnificent collection of old masters, was originally assembled for the King of Poland in the 1790s. When Poland was partitioned, an alternative home was found for the paintings in the "clean air of Dulwich". The Gallery was refurbished and extended in 2000 to include an art studio, cafĂ© and lecture room.
Forthcoming exhibitions: Canaletto In England: A Venetian Artist Abroad 1746 â€“ 1755 24 January â€“ 15 April 2007
CostÂŁ7/ÂŁ6/ÂŁ3 Children & Friends FREE
Opening hoursTuesday â€“ Friday 10am â€“ 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am â€“ 5pm CLOSED ON MONDAYS except Bank Holidays.
Getting thereTrain: London Bridge to North Dulwich. Thirteen minutes from London Bridge, every ten minutes, usually platforms 13 â€“ 16 (call 08457 484950 for details). Turn left out of the station and follow signs to Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Victoria Station to West Dulwich. Twelve minutes from Victoria. Trains leave usually from platforms 1 â€“ 8, at 22 and 52 past the hour. Follow signs to Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Road: The Gallery is in Dulwich Village, just off the South Circular (A205). Ample unrestricted parking. There is a disabled car park next to the Gallery in Gallery Road.
Bus: P4 from opposite Brixton Tube, Forest Hill and the Horniman Museum or Lewisham Bus Station. The bus stops in College Road outside the Gallery.
No 3 from central London to West Dulwich Station.
No 37 from South West London to North Dulwich Station.
FacilitiesThe Gallery is on one level with full access and facilities for disabled visitors, including wheelchairs, a hearing loop in the Linbury Room and parking in the disabled car park off Gallery Road. Toilets, baby changing facilities, shop, cafĂ©, lockers for personal belongings and a public garden.
Museum internal and external photos (2)Click on the images to enlarge