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.
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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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It’s #NationalStorytellingWeek so what about coming up with a description for this image we’ve picked up from the archiv...
30/01/2021

It’s #NationalStorytellingWeek so what about coming up with a description for this image we’ve picked up from the archives? 📸

They say a picture tells a 1000 words, so #CaptionThisPhotograph and let us know what this image is telling you. Bonus points for humour 😜

Follow us on Instagram for more Noël Coward-inspired fun activities 👉 www.instagram.com/guildhallartlondon/

#guildhallartgallery #captioncompetition #captionthis #captionideas #captions #storytelling #nationalstorytellingweek #noelcoward #noelcowardexhibition #captionthisphoto

New Year's Resolution #4 - be creative.Having a creative outlet is definitely good for you! You could try drawing, paint...
30/01/2021

New Year's Resolution #4 - be creative.

Having a creative outlet is definitely good for you! You could try drawing, painting or any of literally 100s of artistic activities. Sadly we can't send you any new stationery from our online shop at the moment, but when we re-open we'll have a range of sketchbooks for you to buy. Follow us on Instagram to be the first to see our new Noël Coward notebooks
👉 www.instagram.com/guildhallartlondon/

This A5 sketchbook features the artwork Two Children at Drawing Lessons by Daniel Pasmore (c.1815–1893). Featuring a handy ribbon marker, a solid hardback and 96 unlined pages (100gsm) ready for you to fill in. It should keep children amused for a short while anyway!

#GuildhallArtGallery #ArtLovers #SustainingCulture #ShopLocal #GiftShopUK

On a dull January day, be swept away to the sunny Italian countryside with this small but gorgeous #landscape 🌞👉bit.ly/2...
28/01/2021

On a dull January day, be swept away to the sunny Italian countryside with this small but gorgeous #landscape 🌞

👉bit.ly/2M77S4M
Victoria and Albert Museum Art UK
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New Year's Resolution #3 - read more.We're sorry we can't send out any books while we're closed, but here's one which wi...
23/01/2021

New Year's Resolution #3 - read more.

We're sorry we can't send out any books while we're closed, but here's one which will be available when we re-open. The #EnchantedInterior exhibition catalogue explores the sinister implications of the interior as a 'gilded cage' in which women are pictured as ornamental objects. Visitors to the exhibition of the same name in 2020 and readers of the catalogue will encounter work by a breath-taking variety of artists from the high #Victorian through to #ArtNouveau, #Aestheticism, #Surrealism, and pieces by contemporary female artists, who ‘speak back’ to the historic tradition.

With a matt hardback cover and luxurious gold-foiled details, this catalogue will not look out of place on any bookshelf or coffee table. Edition of 1000. Published by Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 👉 bit.ly/3qmqBrP
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#GuildhallArtGallery #ArtLovers #TheEnchantedInterior #LockdownReadingList #SustainingCulture #ShopLocal #GiftShopUK #NewYearsResolutions #LaingArtGallery

We've all outgrown Simon Says, so how about a game of #NoelSays instead? Noël was known for his witty repartee, but what...
22/01/2021

We've all outgrown Simon Says, so how about a game of #NoelSays instead? Noël was known for his witty repartee, but what comes next in these iconic Coward quotes? Time to put your Coward knowledge to the test, and finish the sentence. If you don't know, give us your best guess anyway! 😉...

PS we will be sharing lots more Noël Coward posts in the run up to the opening of the #NoelCowardExhibition later this year, so keep your eyes peeled for more 👀

#guildhallartgallery #noelcowardexhibition #noelcoward #art&style #noelcowardquotes

What’s a celebration without karaoke!? 🎉✨Happy 50th 🎈 #OnlineArtExchange Art UK  Beryl Cook, Karaoke (1992) bit.ly/392Lw...
21/01/2021

What’s a celebration without karaoke!? 🎉

✨Happy 50th 🎈 #OnlineArtExchange Art UK

Beryl Cook, Karaoke (1992) bit.ly/392Lwdu Glasgow Life

New Year's Resolution #2 - be active.Be more active and discover new parts of the city where you live. Let us guide you ...
16/01/2021

New Year's Resolution #2 - be active.

Be more active and discover new parts of the city where you live. Let us guide you on local walks around London with our range of historical maps. To make your exercise more interesting, start with a map of #RomanLondon.

#Londinium: a new map and guide to Roman London is published by Museum of London Archaeology and depicts excavation sites and visible Roman remains in central London. 👉 bit.ly/2Ls1t3W

#GuildhallArtGallery #MuseumofLondonArchaeology #Archaeology #RomanLondon #SustainingCulture #ShopLocal #GiftShopUK

We’ve chosen this #winter scene of Mount Vesuvius c.1754 from Wellcome Collection for this week's #OnlineArtExchange. Th...
14/01/2021

We’ve chosen this #winter scene of Mount Vesuvius c.1754 from Wellcome Collection for this week's #OnlineArtExchange.

The great volcano smoulders under a blanket of snow, beautiful but still menacing - ice and fire all at once. 👉 bit.ly/3i9Cqi6

Art UK #ArtUK #GuildhallArtGallery #wellcomecollection #winterscenes #londonart #londongalleries

Coming soon! Noël Coward: Art & Style at Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre  would have welcomed visi...
14/01/2021

Coming soon! Noël Coward: Art & Style at Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre would have welcomed visitors from today, but we are pleased to announce that the exhibition will run for its original six month period from when we are able to re-open. This free #exhibition will feature a treasure trove of items to celebrate the visual impact of this remarkable performer's life and work.

Don't forget to sign up to our email alert to receive updates on new dates 👉bit.ly/34pSUgN

Noël Coward #NoelCowardExhibition #GuildhallArtGallery #londonart #londongalleries #ComingSoon

The #BuildingLondinium challenge has been extended, so please keep creating your Roman building models and sharing them ...
13/01/2021

The #BuildingLondinium challenge has been extended, so please keep creating your Roman building models and sharing them with us.

Find out more at bit.ly/3nygKOz

#FamilyFun #GuildhallArtGallery #londonwithkids #artlondon #familyfriendly #playathome #creativechallenge

We are looking forward to reopening our doors to the public.In the meantime, remember that you can access our collection...
12/01/2021
Smartify | Guildhall Art Gallery - 112 artworks

We are looking forward to reopening our doors to the public.

In the meantime, remember that you can access our collection online with Smartify's new web app
👉bit.ly/3pMnYyZ

#GuildhallArtGallery #smartify #onlineart #artworks #artcollections #londonart

Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city,' the Guildhall Art Gallery contains works dating from 1670 to the present, ...

Have you seen the poster for the new exhibition Noël Coward: Art & Style at Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amp...
12/01/2021

Have you seen the poster for the new exhibition Noël Coward: Art & Style at Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre? The way Gertrude Lawrence enjoys her cigarette?

Discover the history of the cigarette holders and how they became an essential part of ladies' fashion in the early 1910s 🔗http://bit.ly/35u7iVk

Noël Coward #GuildhallArtGallery

Our conservators have been working hard behind the scenes at Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre to re...
11/01/2021
La Ghirlandata – Conservation Treatment

Our conservators have been working hard behind the scenes at Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre to restore one of our #HeritageTreasures, 'La Ghirlandata' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The painting and its original frame underwent a year-long conservation project funded by the Bank of America.

Read more and watch the short film about the treatment here 👉http://bit.ly/3l450ln
National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Pre-Raphaelite by Dante Gabriel Rosetti masterpiece was recently restored through a grant from the Bank of America.

It's the second Saturday of the month which means we have a new family activity for you to try at home. This month, inve...
09/01/2021

It's the second Saturday of the month which means we have a new family activity for you to try at home.

This month, investigate any artwork by making an Art Detective Dice and roll your way to the story behind the picture.

👉 bit.ly/3nygKOz

#FamilyFun #GuildhallArtGallery #LondonArt #LondonGalleries

To be notified when tickets are released for the new date, please sign up to our email alert 👉 cityoflondon.gov.uk/noelc...
07/01/2021

To be notified when tickets are released for the new date, please sign up to our email alert
👉 cityoflondon.gov.uk/noelcoward

#NoelCowardExhibition #visitthecity #GuildhallArtGallery

We have selected this portrait by Ethel Léontine Gabain (1933) of renowned actress Dame Flora Robson, dressed in costume...
07/01/2021

We have selected this portrait by Ethel Léontine Gabain (1933) of renowned actress Dame Flora Robson, dressed in costume as the infamous Lady Audley, for this week's #OnlineArtExchange. She wears an elaborate hat and is laden in jewellery.

👉http://bit.ly/3ooQkzd

Manchester Art Gallery Art UK #londonart #GuildhallArtGallery #londonartgallery #portraits #ArtUk

Did you know that some of our artworks are now available to be viewed online? Take a tour of our collections with Smarti...
05/01/2021

Did you know that some of our artworks are now available to be viewed online?

Take a tour of our collections with Smartify's new web app
👉bit.ly/3pMnYyZ

#GuildhallArtGallery #smartify #onlineart #artworks #artcollections #londonart

Only a couple more days left for you and your family to finish their Roman buildings for our #BuildingLondinium challeng...
02/01/2021

Only a couple more days left for you and your family to finish their Roman buildings for our #BuildingLondinium challenge.

👉bit.ly/3nygKOz

#BuildingLondinium #FamilyFun

With Hannah Starkey’s 'Goodnight London' (2019), we hope you have a good night, a happy New Year and we look forward to ...
31/12/2020

With Hannah Starkey’s 'Goodnight London' (2019), we hope you have a good night, a happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Best wishes from the #GuildhallArtGallery

Will your family rebuild #Londinium? You could create a model #Roman building together, or have a competition to see who...
30/12/2020

Will your family rebuild #Londinium? You could create a model #Roman building together, or have a competition to see who can create the most interesting.

Whatever you choose we can't wait to see your creations.
👉 bit.ly/35kM4rY

#BuildingLondinium #FamilyFun #GuildhallArtGallery #RomanLondon #Londonwithkids #visitthecity #OurCityTogether

Keeping it cool at the Guildhall Art Gallery ❄️The removal of a dark yellow varnish has revealed this astonishingly ‘coo...
29/12/2020

Keeping it cool at the Guildhall Art Gallery ❄️

The removal of a dark yellow varnish has revealed this astonishingly ‘cool’ winter scene, painted in 1975 when England experienced the coldest EVER average January temperatures, a chilly -3.1°C!

Watch the transformation 'London Bridge' by Daniel Turner in the City’s collection at #GuildhallArtGallery.
👉http://bit.ly/3lewggk

#GuildhallArtGallery #paintingconservation #artlondon #paintingrestoration #OldLondonBridge #londongallery #Londonwinter #visithecity

With festivities drawing to a close but a week left of the holidays, now is the perfect time to get your kids creating a...
26/12/2020

With festivities drawing to a close but a week left of the holidays, now is the perfect time to get your kids creating as part of the #BuildingLondinium challenge.

Choose any #Roman building and recreate it in the medium of your choice, the best models will be featured in an online exhibition on social media in the New Year 👉bit.ly/35kM4rY

#FamilyFun #GuildhallArtGallery #CreativeChallenges

‘In last hard winter—who forgetsThe frost of ninety-five?—Then was all dismal, scarce, and dear,And no poor man could th...
25/12/2020

‘In last hard winter—who forgets
The frost of ninety-five?—
Then was all dismal, scarce, and dear,
And no poor man could thrive.’
(The Honest Miller of Gloucestershire)

This is a poem by Hannah More (c.1796), with it we would like to wish you a happy and safe Christmas. 🎄

Any plans for today? No...well why don't you watch the revitalisation of Daniel Turners 'London Bridge' as it undergoes a transformative treatment from one of our skilled conservationists.

http://bit.ly/3lewggk

#GuildhallArtGallery #paintingconservation #artlondon #paintingrestoration #OldLondonBridge #londongallery #thames #londonwinter #visithecity

🎄Merry Christmas from the #GuildhallArtGallery👉bit.ly/2Ww27PK'Christmas Table' by Margaret Thomas (1916–2016) @artukdoto...
24/12/2020

🎄Merry Christmas from the #GuildhallArtGallery

👉bit.ly/2Ww27PK

'Christmas Table' by Margaret Thomas (1916–2016) @artukdotorg #OnlineArtExchange #MerryChristmas #ArtUk

Why not channel some of your little ones' excitement into our creative #BuildingLondinium challenge. Will they choose to...
23/12/2020

Why not channel some of your little ones' excitement into our creative #BuildingLondinium challenge.

Will they choose to create their Roman builing using Minecraft, Animal Crossing, Lego, recycling, cake, biscuits or art materials?

We can't wait to see what you can come up with.
👉bit.ly/35kM4rY

#FamilyFun #GuildhallArtGallery #CreativeChallenges #Londonwithkids #OurCityTogether

Think it’s getting cold this winter...Cold enough to freeze the Thames? ☃️ Until its demolition in 1831, Old London Brid...
22/12/2020
Conservation of ‘London Bridge’ by Daniel Turner

Think it’s getting cold this winter...Cold enough to freeze the Thames? ☃️ Until its demolition in 1831, Old London Bridge slowed the flow of the Thames ensuring that it froze in the coldest winters.

Watch the restoration of this snowy scene at the Guildhall Art Gallery 🎨 bit.ly/3lewggk

#GuildhallArtGallery #paintingconservation #artlondon #paintingrestoration #OldLondonBridge #londongallery #Thames #Londonwinter #visithecity

Gladioli and Roses by Henri Fantin-Latour was treated by Claire Shepherd at the Guildhall Art Gallery before it was displayed in the Nature Morte exhibition

Dick Whittington and His Cat has been a popular story and Christmas pantomime for hundreds of years. We know that Dick W...
21/12/2020

Dick Whittington and His Cat has been a popular story and Christmas pantomime for hundreds of years. We know that Dick Whittington went on to become #LordMayor of London, but we don't know where the story of his cat came from.

🖼️The Cat in Whittington Gardens, London
🎨Nigella Bittleston (1921–2006)

#DickWhittington #Christmas #Pantomime #GuildhallArtGallery #visitthecity #ourcitytogether #christmasinthecity

The school holidays have arrived! 🤸‍♀️Over the break we are challenging families to get #BuildingLondinium. Show us how ...
19/12/2020
Our City Together | Building Londinium

The school holidays have arrived! 🤸‍♀️

Over the break we are challenging families to get #BuildingLondinium. Show us how creative you can be building a townhouse, bathhouse, or any Roman building of your choice out of any material you can think of!

👉bit.ly/35kM4rY

#FamilyFun #GuildhallArtGallery

This Christmas we challenge you to make a model Roman building over the holidays. Make your model any way you want to and share it with us #BuildingLondinium

For this week's #OnlineArtExchange we’ve picked this Cuneo painting of the 1961 Royal Institution lecture, a Christmas t...
17/12/2020

For this week's #OnlineArtExchange we’ve picked this Cuneo painting of the 1961 Royal Institution lecture, a Christmas tradition 🎄 that carries on to this day at Royal Institution of Great Britain, for appreciative audiences of all ages.

👉https://bit.ly/3a5CzkF

@artukdotorg #GuildhallArtGallery

Based on current Government advice on COVID-19, we regret to inform you that Guildhall Art Gallery will be closed to the...
15/12/2020

Based on current Government advice on COVID-19, we regret to inform you that Guildhall Art Gallery will be closed to the public from 16 December 2020.

Further information and updates will be posted on our website 👉bit.ly/3gNBvmN

It's the second Saturday of the month, which means we have a new family activity for you. This month London’s Roman Amph...
12/12/2020
Our City Together | Building Londinium

It's the second Saturday of the month, which means we have a new family activity for you. This month London’s Roman Amphitheatre and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths challenge you to make a model Roman building. Will you make an amphitheatre, a temple, a villa... the list is endless!

👉https://bit.ly/2W8lUEA

#BuildingLondinium #FamilyFun #visitthecity #GuildhallArtGallery #OurCityTogether

This Christmas we challenge you to make a model Roman building over the holidays. Make your model any way you want to and share it with us #BuildingLondinium

Fog I (1994) by Lesley Banks captures a beautiful yet eerie evening, with the fog distorting the various sources of ligh...
10/12/2020

Fog I (1994) by Lesley Banks captures a beautiful yet eerie evening, with the fog distorting the various sources of light, creating an aura around them. #OnlineArtExchange

🔗https://bit.ly/3gt2Pq4

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In line with the latest Government guidelines on COVID-19, Guildhall Art Gallery has re-opened. It would be great to see...
10/12/2020

In line with the latest Government guidelines on COVID-19, Guildhall Art Gallery has re-opened. It would be great to see you this weekend!

We want your visit to Guildhall Art Gallery to be a safe and enjoyable experience. Please note the following:

Pre-booked tickets are compulsory for entry to Guildhall Art Gallery, which includes London's Roman Amphitheatre and the City of London Heritage Gallery.
Book online 👉 https://bit.ly/3m7qGx2

Our opening times are 10.30am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 20 December .

We are asking visitors to wear a face covering in the Gallery. You should not visit if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

To read about our new safety measures and for visitor information, please visit 🔗 https://bit.ly/2W0eHX6

With Christmas just around the corner, are you looking for gift ideas? With a range of stocking-filler gifts like stylis...
05/12/2020

With Christmas just around the corner, are you looking for gift ideas? With a range of stocking-filler gifts like stylish tote bags and practical keyrings to go alongside jigsaws, maps of London and books our online shop can help you sort out your Christmas presents!

To make sure that it all arrives on time, order before Thursday 17 December and our little elves will deliver everything to you.

https://shop.cityoflondon.gov.uk/collections/gifts

We're delighted to announce our new opening date for 'Noël Coward: Art & Style' at #GuildhallArtGallery.The widely antic...
03/12/2020

We're delighted to announce our new opening date for 'Noël Coward: Art & Style' at #GuildhallArtGallery.

The widely anticipated show on the visual impact of Noël Coward's life and work will now open on Thursday 14 January 2021. We are raring to go with our banners already in place!

Book the free #NoelCowardExhibition now:
👉https://bit.ly/3kfNF88

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EC2V 5AE

Opening Hours

Friday 10:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:30 - 17:00

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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.
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