Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre A fine art collection spanning 400 years, including depictions of London, works by major Victorian artists, and the underground ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre.

The Gallery also runs a regular exhibition and events programme. Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The new building was redesigned to incorporate the underground Roman ruins and opened in 1999. Facebook is a public page. Please bear this in mind when posting your comments, especially regarding personal information. Further information on the City of London Corporation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. The City of London Corporation is always happy to hear from you but please keep posts relevant. All comments will be monitored by Facebook and the City and any comments that are offensive or inappropriate will be removed. People who persistently cause conflict or offence to others will be removed and blocked from our social media pages.

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We're open and look forward to seeing you!#GuildhallArtGallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre are open daily 10:30am to...
03/06/2021

We're open and look forward to seeing you!

#GuildhallArtGallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre are open daily 10:30am to 4pm. Check out our website for more information on how to visit us and to book your free tickets
👉https://bit.ly/3gNBvmN
#LetsDoLondon #escapetheeveryday #visitthecity

We're open and look forward to seeing you!

#GuildhallArtGallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre are open daily 10:30am to 4pm. Check out our website for more information on how to visit us and to book your free tickets
👉https://bit.ly/3gNBvmN
#LetsDoLondon #escapetheeveryday #visitthecity

We've loved welcoming visitors back to #GuildhallArtGallery today. Thank you to those who came to see us on our first da...
02/06/2021

We've loved welcoming visitors back to #GuildhallArtGallery today.

Thank you to those who came to see us on our first day of reopening and to our fantastic staff members that bring the gallery back to life.

Have you booked your ticket yet? Head to our website for information on how to visit us 👉 http://ow.ly/OFiK50F1j4I

We are adding the finishing touches and getting ready to receive our first visitors this morning. Are you coming to visi...
02/06/2021

We are adding the finishing touches and getting ready to receive our first visitors this morning. Are you coming to visit us? please take your pic and tag us on it 😍

Admission is free, but you need a timed entry ticket.
Book yours here! 👉http://ow.ly/azhk50F0gbv

In 1754 Edward Newman made this mahogany chair carved with Gothic arches and the Joiner Ceilers' coat of arms. In 2019 C...
01/06/2021

In 1754 Edward Newman made this mahogany chair carved with Gothic arches and the Joiner Ceilers' coat of arms. In 2019 Clunie Fretton used the same historic craft skills to restore and carve the replacement parts.

You can see it in our free exhibition from tomorrow! Have you got your free tickets already?

👉http://ow.ly/YbRq50EVMKZ
Images ©Victoria and Albert Museum

Wherever you’re going this #half-term why don’t you Take the City With You?We hope to be welcoming you back to family ev...
31/05/2021

Wherever you’re going this #half-term why don’t you Take the City With You?

We hope to be welcoming you back to family events in the gallery again soon. In the meantime, we have teamed up with The Salters' Company to bring you an activity pack that you can do from home or take with you if you are planning to stay over with friends and family.

Check it out here👉http://ow.ly/Mjfp50EVJt1
#FamilyFun #HalfTerm

Wherever you’re going this #half-term why don’t you Take the City With You?

We hope to be welcoming you back to family events in the gallery again soon. In the meantime, we have teamed up with The Salters' Company to bring you an activity pack that you can do from home or take with you if you are planning to stay over with friends and family.

Check it out here👉http://ow.ly/Mjfp50EVJt1
#FamilyFun #HalfTerm

We've selected four British artists to feature in this four-coaster set. All the artworks were acquired by Guildhall Art...
29/05/2021

We've selected four British artists to feature in this four-coaster set. All the artworks were acquired by Guildhall Art Gallery as part of the significant Gassiot Bequest in 1902.

🖼️Canterbury Meadows, Kent, #ThomasSidneyCooper #Moo
🖼️Dog with Wild Duck, #RichardAnsdell #Woof
🖼️The First Leap, #SirEdwinLandseer #Neigh
🖼️The King Drinks, #BritonRiviere #Roar

Which one is your favourite?

Remember that you can support our exhibitions, educational and conservation programmes by purchasing from our online shops. 👉http://ow.ly/pUU150ESauE

We've selected four British artists to feature in this four-coaster set. All the artworks were acquired by Guildhall Art Gallery as part of the significant Gassiot Bequest in 1902.

🖼️Canterbury Meadows, Kent, #ThomasSidneyCooper #Moo
🖼️Dog with Wild Duck, #RichardAnsdell #Woof
🖼️The First Leap, #SirEdwinLandseer #Neigh
🖼️The King Drinks, #BritonRiviere #Roar

Which one is your favourite?

Remember that you can support our exhibitions, educational and conservation programmes by purchasing from our online shops. 👉http://ow.ly/pUU150ESauE

"I am England, and England is me."  Noël had a great love for England, and London in particular. As the capital slowly o...
28/05/2021
Noël Coward's London

"I am England, and England is me."

Noël had a great love for England, and London in particular. As the capital slowly opens back up, our friends from Noël Coward have curated a special Coward playlist 🎧 for you to enjoy, full of songs celebrating the city!

👉https://buff.ly/3wktk7P #LetsDoLondon #NoelCowardExhibition

Sir Noël Coward Official · Playlist · 8 songs · 0 likes

The theme for this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK is best blues and amazing azures 💙Doreen Fletcher's 'Beats Groc...
27/05/2021

The theme for this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK is best blues and amazing azures 💙

Doreen Fletcher's 'Beats Grocers' is a celebration of beautiful humble blue facades and the local grocers! 🔗http://ow.ly/ovYN50EWxKN
#GuildhallArtGallery #ArtUk The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The theme for this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK is best blues and amazing azures 💙

Doreen Fletcher's 'Beats Grocers' is a celebration of beautiful humble blue facades and the local grocers! 🔗http://ow.ly/ovYN50EWxKN
#GuildhallArtGallery #ArtUk The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Only one week left until reopening! 🙌 We can't wait to see you all back at #GuildhallArtGallery.In the meantime, you can...
26/05/2021
Explore our Collection

Only one week left until reopening! 🙌 We can't wait to see you all back at #GuildhallArtGallery.

In the meantime, you can explore our collection online for a taste of what awaits you on the 2nd June
👉 http://ow.ly/3GPX50ESbYO

Access City of London's Guildhall Art Gallery online through the COLLAGE image database, containing over 6,000 images and records

Have you got your free tickets for our upcoming Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition?Remember that you can currently book...
24/05/2021

Have you got your free tickets for our upcoming Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition?

Remember that you can currently book your tickets for visits until Sunday 11 July. Tickets for later dates will be available to book from early June.

You can still sign up to receive email alerts when the next batch of tickets go live 👉bit.ly/3s3DJDS

#NoelCowardExhibition #LetsDoLondon

Have you got your free tickets for our upcoming Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition?

Remember that you can currently book your tickets for visits until Sunday 11 July. Tickets for later dates will be available to book from early June.

You can still sign up to receive email alerts when the next batch of tickets go live 👉bit.ly/3s3DJDS

#NoelCowardExhibition #LetsDoLondon

We’re looking forward to reopening our doors on 2nd June with this fabulous display of joinery and woodcarving!The Worsh...
24/05/2021

We’re looking forward to reopening our doors on 2nd June with this fabulous display of joinery and woodcarving!

The Worshipful Company of Joiner Ceilers still supports contemporary craft. This New Master's Chair was funded by the Company’s Charitable Trust to support students/apprentices in the early stages of their career.

The Chair was made by Chris J P Ward, from European oak and black bog oak (which is about 5000 years old). Chris took over 1000 hours to design, develop, and make the Chair. It features carved elements by Clunie Fretton, including the dates to commemorate 450 years of the Company (1571 – 2021).

The exhibition is free and included in our general admission ticket. Read more and book here👉 http://ow.ly/33nf50ES86f

#GuildhallArtGallery #LetsDoLondon Visit the City of London

Happy #WorldBeeDay!🐝To celebrate it, we've picked a classic Dutch still life from The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge with...
20/05/2021

Happy #WorldBeeDay!🐝

To celebrate it, we've picked a classic Dutch still life from The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge with lively #insects and bonus hungry lizard for this week's #OlineArtExchange. Art UK

🖼️ Stone Niche with Thistle, Lizard and Insects
🎨 Elias van den Broeck (1657–1708)

#GuildhallArtGallery 🔗https://bit.ly/3ozrugT

Happy #WorldBeeDay!🐝

To celebrate it, we've picked a classic Dutch still life from The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge with lively #insects and bonus hungry lizard for this week's #OlineArtExchange. Art UK

🖼️ Stone Niche with Thistle, Lizard and Insects
🎨 Elias van den Broeck (1657–1708)

#GuildhallArtGallery 🔗https://bit.ly/3ozrugT

We believe that culture and the arts should be accessible for everyone. That's why we've pledged to sign the world’s fir...
19/05/2021

We believe that culture and the arts should be accessible for everyone. That's why we've pledged to sign the world’s first Dementia Friendly Venues Charter launched yesterday by the Mayor of London.

The Charter has been devised in collaboration with Alzheimer's Society and the Museum of London, and more than 40 cultural organisations have already pledged to sign it.

Join us and pledge to become Dementia Friendly certified here 👉 www.london.gov.uk/dfvc

© Photo Credits: Alzheimer’s Society
#DAW2021 #Dementia #DementiaFriendly #DementiaActionWeek #DementiaAwareness #LetsDoLondon

We believe that culture and the arts should be accessible for everyone. That's why we've pledged to sign the world’s first Dementia Friendly Venues Charter launched yesterday by the Mayor of London.

The Charter has been devised in collaboration with Alzheimer's Society and the Museum of London, and more than 40 cultural organisations have already pledged to sign it.

Join us and pledge to become Dementia Friendly certified here 👉 www.london.gov.uk/dfvc

© Photo Credits: Alzheimer’s Society
#DAW2021 #Dementia #DementiaFriendly #DementiaActionWeek #DementiaAwareness #LetsDoLondon

We're preparing for reopening on 2nd June, and we kick off post-lockdown with a free display of wonderful woodcraft! Our...
17/05/2021
The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers

We're preparing for reopening on 2nd June, and we kick off post-lockdown with a free display of wonderful woodcraft!

Our new exhibition celebrates 450 years of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers.

Book your tickets 👉bit.ly/3yt9Zn4

A display that celebrates 450 years of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers, with fine examples of historic and contemporary woodcraft and joinery

We are thrilled to announce that the Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition will open on Monday 14 June 2021 and run until ...
17/05/2021
Official Trailer for the Noël Coward: Art & Style Exhibition

We are thrilled to announce that the Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition will open on Monday 14 June 2021 and run until Thursday 23 December 2021. #NoelCowardExhibition @NoelCowardSir

Don't forget to book your free tickets 👉bit.ly/3weLZSq and enjoy the official exhibition trailer! 🎭

https://youtu.be/lEiUeCbd9Ok

The official trailer for the upcoming Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition. Art & Style will celebrate the dazzling visual side of Coward’s life and work by t...

We are so pleased to share that the gallery will be re-opening on the 2 June!  News about our exciting upcoming exhibiti...
17/05/2021

We are so pleased to share that the gallery will be re-opening on the 2 June!

News about our exciting upcoming exhibitions will be announced throughout today. Keep your eyes peeled 👀

#EscapeTheEveryday #LetsDoLondon

We are so pleased to share that the gallery will be re-opening on the 2 June!

News about our exciting upcoming exhibitions will be announced throughout today. Keep your eyes peeled 👀

#EscapeTheEveryday #LetsDoLondon

In this painting by Heather Copely she celebrates the work of architect Christopher Wren. Choosing not to focus on his w...
16/05/2021

In this painting by Heather Copely she celebrates the work of architect Christopher Wren. Choosing not to focus on his well-known masterpiece St Pauls Cathedral but instead to depict St Bride Church. ⛪

http://ow.ly/ITw350EMUeV
#FemaleArtists

In this painting by Heather Copely she celebrates the work of architect Christopher Wren. Choosing not to focus on his well-known masterpiece St Pauls Cathedral but instead to depict St Bride Church. ⛪

http://ow.ly/ITw350EMUeV
#FemaleArtists

Is it weird to do the washing up before having cheese and biscuits? Floris van Schooten's mouthwatering still life now a...
15/05/2021

Is it weird to do the washing up before having cheese and biscuits? Floris van Schooten's mouthwatering still life now available on a tea towel! 🧀

Buy here: http://ow.ly/sKL450EJLkE

Is it weird to do the washing up before having cheese and biscuits? Floris van Schooten's mouthwatering still life now available on a tea towel! 🧀

Buy here: http://ow.ly/sKL450EJLkE

Oliver Messel pictured in January 1974 in Barbados 📸 #FromTheArchive Messel's name is often mentioned amongst the ‘Brigh...
14/05/2021

Oliver Messel pictured in January 1974 in Barbados 📸 #FromTheArchive Messel's name is often mentioned amongst the ‘Bright Young Things’. This informal group included people such as Cecil Beaton, Lord Berners, John Betjeman, Harold Acton, Nancy Mitford, Edith Sitwell, Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler, Evelyn Waugh and Noël. In the sinister staging of ‘Dance, Little Lady’ in Noël's revue This Year of Grace (1928), the dancers were kitted out in papier-mâché masks designed by Messel that took the idea of ‘putting on a happy face’ to surreal extremes. Examples of these masks, plus paintings and costume design sketches by Messel will be on display at the #NoelCowardExhibition this summer. . . . . . . . . .
Noël Coward

#thisislondon #lovelondon #london #londonlife #visitlondon #artandstyle #londonexhibition #noelcoward #londonartweek_ #letsdolondon #AThingofBeauty2021 #brightyoungthings #fashion

Oliver Messel pictured in January 1974 in Barbados 📸 #FromTheArchive Messel's name is often mentioned amongst the ‘Bright Young Things’. This informal group included people such as Cecil Beaton, Lord Berners, John Betjeman, Harold Acton, Nancy Mitford, Edith Sitwell, Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler, Evelyn Waugh and Noël. In the sinister staging of ‘Dance, Little Lady’ in Noël's revue This Year of Grace (1928), the dancers were kitted out in papier-mâché masks designed by Messel that took the idea of ‘putting on a happy face’ to surreal extremes. Examples of these masks, plus paintings and costume design sketches by Messel will be on display at the #NoelCowardExhibition this summer. . . . . . . . . .
Noël Coward

#thisislondon #lovelondon #london #londonlife #visitlondon #artandstyle #londonexhibition #noelcoward #londonartweek_ #letsdolondon #AThingofBeauty2021 #brightyoungthings #fashion

If we're talking food and drink, then it has to be P. J Crook's triptych 'Big Eaters' for most appetising grub. 🍰#Online...
13/05/2021

If we're talking food and drink, then it has to be P. J Crook's triptych 'Big Eaters' for most appetising grub. 🍰

#OnlineArtExchange #womenartists Art UK Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“To me the dignity of old age is most appealing. To me the pathetic beauty of the autumn of our years is more stirring t...
12/05/2021

“To me the dignity of old age is most appealing. To me the pathetic beauty of the autumn of our years is more stirring than the senseless impatience of youth and the heat of our amorous summers.” Walter Dendy Sadler was born #OTD 1854.

Perhaps it is easier to understand Walter Dendy Sadler’s point of view when you know that he was almost 60 years old when he spoke to Good Housekeeping in 1912!

In ‘You are sweethearts now; be sweethearts always’ we are invited to consider whether the elderly mother will approve of the young man’s sweetheart, and indeed, whether she is a suitable match for the man. Is Sadler trying to suggest that the young man is being impatient? Many of Sadler's other paintings depict elderly couples; a mirror on the wall reflects an image of an empty chair, perhaps suggesting that the old man has passed away.

#Sweethearts #WalterDendySadler Art UK #ArtUk 🔗bit.ly/3nuLLnb

“To me the dignity of old age is most appealing. To me the pathetic beauty of the autumn of our years is more stirring than the senseless impatience of youth and the heat of our amorous summers.” Walter Dendy Sadler was born #OTD 1854.

Perhaps it is easier to understand Walter Dendy Sadler’s point of view when you know that he was almost 60 years old when he spoke to Good Housekeeping in 1912!

In ‘You are sweethearts now; be sweethearts always’ we are invited to consider whether the elderly mother will approve of the young man’s sweetheart, and indeed, whether she is a suitable match for the man. Is Sadler trying to suggest that the young man is being impatient? Many of Sadler's other paintings depict elderly couples; a mirror on the wall reflects an image of an empty chair, perhaps suggesting that the old man has passed away.

#Sweethearts #WalterDendySadler Art UK #ArtUk 🔗bit.ly/3nuLLnb

It's the second Saturday of the month which means we have a new family activity for you to try at home. This month make ...
08/05/2021

It's the second Saturday of the month which means we have a new family activity for you to try at home. This month make you own picture of the amphitheatre using collage! 🏛️

http://ow.ly/j6iV50EGd3F
#Family #KidsActivity #Roman

It's the second Saturday of the month which means we have a new family activity for you to try at home. This month make you own picture of the amphitheatre using collage! 🏛️

http://ow.ly/j6iV50EGd3F
#Family #KidsActivity #Roman

Let's keep celebrating talented women from our collection!Today, we share 'Brecknock Estate' by artist, writer of fictio...
08/05/2021

Let's keep celebrating talented women from our collection!

Today, we share 'Brecknock Estate' by artist, writer of fiction and academic Karen Raney, a colourful urban landscape as viewed by the artist from a balcony in the Brecknock Estate in Islington, North London.

Read more about Karen and many other talented female artists in our 'Women at Guildhall Art Gallery' article by gallery volunteers 👉 bit.ly/3qdTztj

Let's keep celebrating talented women from our collection!

Today, we share 'Brecknock Estate' by artist, writer of fiction and academic Karen Raney, a colourful urban landscape as viewed by the artist from a balcony in the Brecknock Estate in Islington, North London.

Read more about Karen and many other talented female artists in our 'Women at Guildhall Art Gallery' article by gallery volunteers 👉 bit.ly/3qdTztj

There is something very contemporary about this photograph, of Oliver Smith taken in Firefly, Jamaica c.1955. Smith was ...
07/05/2021

There is something very contemporary about this photograph, of Oliver Smith taken in Firefly, Jamaica c.1955. Smith was an American scenic designer and interior designer who worked with Noël on various projects, including on Nude with Violin (1958). His work with Noël will be explored at the upcoming Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition. Updates coming soon 👀 Noël Coward

#londonexhibition #noelcowardexhibition #athingofbeauty2021 #londonartweek_ #letsdolondon #musicaltheatre #theatre #broadwaymusical #londontheatre #setdesigner

There is something very contemporary about this photograph, of Oliver Smith taken in Firefly, Jamaica c.1955. Smith was an American scenic designer and interior designer who worked with Noël on various projects, including on Nude with Violin (1958). His work with Noël will be explored at the upcoming Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition. Updates coming soon 👀 Noël Coward

#londonexhibition #noelcowardexhibition #athingofbeauty2021 #londonartweek_ #letsdolondon #musicaltheatre #theatre #broadwaymusical #londontheatre #setdesigner

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Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The new building was redesigned to incorporate the underground Roman ruins and opened in 1999. The Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre are part of the Guildhall Galleries. Facebook is a public page. Please bear this in mind when posting your comments, especially regarding personal information. Further information on the City of London Corporation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. The City of London Corporation is always happy to hear from you but please keep posts relevant. All comments will be monitored by Facebook and the City and any comments that are offensive or inappropriate will be removed. People who persistently cause conflict or offence to others will be removed and blocked from our social media pages.

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Any idea if/when the gallery will be reopening this summer?
I had come up To London In July of last year, July 2019, and, as always, visited this gallery. There was an exhibition relating to the river Thames and a the screening of a video showing the bridges over the t\hames, all illuminated. I watched it over and over, completely under the spell of this screening. The video was named Enchanted River or something like that. . One year on and ithe memory of it still fills me with wonder. If the museum still has a copy of this video, would it be possible for the museum to share it on its pages.Thank you
THOUGHT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST
picked up a leaflet about an event in August on Roman London but don't see anything here about it.
Love this place! So grateful paintings survived the blitz during WW2. My cousin, Charles Gassiot, donated a large amount of work to this museum at his death in 1909.
Just an invite to Like my page 😉 https://www.facebook.com/JohnHarperDelivers/
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