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 At-Home Activities

  • 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
  • Make a Play in a Day

    Watch our video workshops recorded by theatrical set-designers and performers to work through the stages of making your own play, theatre and theatre puppets at home. These workshops were inspired by ...

    5 - 13 years
  • Amazing Artefacts videos

    Watch these short videos to find out more about some special and some everyday but all amazing artefacts from Roman London.

    5 - 11 years
    Age Friendly
  • Make your own hat inspired by art and history

    Nowadays we tend to only wear hats when we’re cold or for special occasions, but 150 years ago you almost everyone wore one. Create your own hats inspired by William Logsdail's paintin...

    3 - 11 years
  • Show more

Our Physical Events

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

    Storytelling Thursdays

    23-Sep-2021 13:30 PM - 14:15 PM

    Explore some of the artworks and artefacts in our collection then settle on comfy cushions in the amphitheatre in socially-distanced bubbles for a fun story with props told by one of our team.

    0 - 5 years
    2021-09-23T13:30:00Z 2021-09-23T14:15:00Z

    Explore some of the artworks and artefacts in our collection then settle on comfy cushions in the amphitheatre in socially-distanced bubbles for a fun story with props told by one of our team.

    Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE
  • FREE
    London

    Storytelling Thursdays

    30-Sep-2021 13:30 PM - 14:15 PM

    Explore some of the artworks and artefacts in our collection then settle on comfy cushions in the amphitheatre in socially-distanced bubbles for a fun story with props told by one of our team.

    0 - 5 years
    2021-09-30T13:30:00Z 2021-09-30T14:15:00Z

    Explore some of the artworks and artefacts in our collection then settle on comfy cushions in the amphitheatre in socially-distanced bubbles for a fun story with props told by one of our team.

    Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE

Event Organiser?

Sign up to add your family arts events!

 

Our
Fantastic
Partners

Classic FM
Netmums
WhatsOnStage
Fun Kids
Recommended
In Your Area
Seesaw
UKTW
Age Of Creativity
Circus 250
Littlebird
The List
Get Creative
Arts Award
Theatre Tokens
Where Can We Go
London Theatre

Sign up for Fantastic For Families news (managed by the Albany)

Sign up here!

Sign up for Fantastic For Families news (managed by the Albany)