Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city,' see works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range ...

Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre
Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE
London

Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre


Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city,' see works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history. The Gallery shows a changing display of about 250 artworks from its collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture, in addition to a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Below the Gallery, hear the roar of the crowd at London's Roman Amphitheatre.

In 1988, Museum of London archaeologists made an astonishing discovery that changed the face of Roman London. The capital's only Roman amphitheatre was located in Guildhall Yard, during an archaeological dig taking place in preparation for the new Art Gallery building project. In 2002, the doors to the amphitheatre opened for the first time in nearly 2,000 years. You can enjoy free entry to the amphitheatre as part of your visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery.

Find us at...

  • Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre
  • Guildhall Yard
  • London
  • EC2V 5AE

Our family-friendly offer

Discover the wonders of Guildhall Art Gallery with all the family. The Gallery offers self-guided trails and experiences, and hosts monthly family activity sessions.


Accessibility

The Gallery is fully accessible. There are wheelchair accessible lavatories off the main Exhibition Gallery and within the cloakroom area. A fixed induction loop is available at the Welcome Desk.


Our Online Events

  • FREE

    Online under-fives storytelling

    04-Feb-2022 14:00 PM - 14:15 PM

    Head to our Facebook page on Fridays from 14 January at 2pm to watch a short story inspired by one of our artworks. 

    0 - 5 years
    2022-02-04T14:00:00Z 2022-02-04T14:15:00Z

    Head to our Facebook page on Fridays from 14 January at 2pm to watch a short story inspired by one of our artworks. 

  • FREE

    Online under-fives storytelling

    11-Feb-2022 14:00 PM - 14:15 PM

    Head to our Facebook page on Fridays from 14 January at 2pm to watch a short story inspired by one of our artworks. 

    0 - 5 years
    2022-02-11T14:00:00Z 2022-02-11T14:15:00Z

    Head to our Facebook page on Fridays from 14 January at 2pm to watch a short story inspired by one of our artworks. 

  • FREE

    Victorian Valentines

    12-Feb-2022 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Join us for a livestream Facebook event to help us write silly Victorian Valentine messages for some of the couples featured in our collection. The sending of Valentines cards with soppy poems became ...

    5 - 12 years
    2022-02-12T14:00:00Z 2022-02-12T15:00:00Z

    Join us for a livestream Facebook event to help us write silly Victorian Valentine messages for some of the couples featured in our collection. The sending of Valentines cards with soppy poems became ...

  • FREE

    Old City, New City

    15-Feb-2022 13:00 PM - 12:15 PM

    This half term be inspired by the Roman City and imagine a future green City with the Salters' Company.

    6 - 11 years
    2022-02-15T13:00:00Z 2022-02-15T12:15:00Z

    This half term be inspired by the Roman City and imagine a future green City with the Salters' Company.


Our At-Home Activities

  • Christmas Gift Tags

    Print off these gorgeous gift tags showing wintry scenes by 17th century Dutch artists in our collection. Jazz them up with glitter and use them on your presents this year.

    4 - 16 years
    Age Friendly
  • Christmas Gift Tags

    Print off these gorgeous gift tags showing wintry scenes by 17th century Dutch artists in our collection. Jazz them up with glitter and use them on your presents this year.

    4 - 16 years
    Age Friendly
  • Noël Coward paper doll

    Print out this beautifully designed paper doll set for hours of good old-fashioned fun. Colour in Noël Coward's iconic clothing, dressing gowns, suits, tropical shirts, as colourfully as you...

    5 - 11 years
    Age Friendly
  • Second Saturday at home activities

    Each month we will post a new activity to do at home inspired by our art collection, London's Roman Amphitheatre or any of our temporary exhibitions. Activities to do include making puppet theatre cur...

    5 - 11 years
  • Raucous Romans

    Download this party pack that will help you party like it's AD 99! Packed with loads of ideas to make your Roman themed party a hit like costume tips, decorating ideas, recipes from real Roman cookboo...

    3 - 16 years
  • Vivacious Victorians

    Download this party pack which has costume tips, recipes, Victorian parlour games, craft activities and props for you to print off and use like fake beards and Victorian hats. Run a Victorian themed p...

    3 - 16 years
    Age Friendly
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Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • London

    Old City, New City

    15-Feb-2022 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    This half term be inspired by the Roman City and imagine a future green City with the Salters' Company.

    6 - 11 years
    2022-02-15T10:30:00Z 2022-02-15T12:15:00Z

    This half term be inspired by the Roman City and imagine a future green City with the Salters' Company.

    Salters Hall, Fore Street City of London EC27 5DE

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