We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Dulwich Picture Gallery

#215 of 1,552 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Gallery Road | Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AD, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 8693 5254
Website
Today
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 293 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Fine European collection of art and frames

Although the gallery is quite small, it boasts a wonderful collection of baroque paintings from England, Holland, France, Italy and Spain. Figurative studies of eminent people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ruth G
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 274: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the gallery is quite small, it boasts a wonderful collection of baroque paintings from England, Holland, France, Italy and Spain. Figurative studies of eminent people of the time. What was interesting, was that many well known artists learning their skills often copied older works in an almost identical way. It's worth visiting and as there are often touring exhibitions... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ruth G
Level Contributor
280 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Currently showing an interesting Vanessa Bell exhibit. The main gallery has some beautiful Rembrandts and much 17th and 18th century art. Cafe on the grounds also.

Helpful?
Thank Bruno S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six small rooms of her artwork; paintings, book dust jackets for her sister, Virginia Woolf's works, fabric designs are most interesting. A quieter member of the famous Bloomsbury group, she did some very good portraits of family and friends, often choosing to depict some inner self in the sitters. Her work is obviously influenced by many artists and movements of... More 

Helpful?
Thank pammhall
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to be able to have free roadside park a few meters from the entrance. Albeit the back entrance which did cause confusion. You actually walk through the side building and pass through the cafe area out into the courtyard , the main entrance is to the right. I have family that have lived in the area for forty years... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1957patc
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The website tells visitors that the Gallery is in Gallery Road. So I parked in Gallery Road and entered only to find that the main entrance is on the far side of the building and actually in College Road. Only half of the rooms were in the “Permanent Exhibition” and of these, one was the Shop and one the Ticket... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Colonel_JB_Ormsby
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
591 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's free to see the permanent exhibition, which is good in itself, but it also has visiting shows which are normally pretty great: the Escher show in particular was wonderful. It's also a beautiful building with nice gardens to walk around.

Helpful?
Thank TheOExpress
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Dulwich Gallery is so good at bringing together collections from abroad. This Dutch artist is a one off, his rural landscapes are sublime putting in real people and animals with such detail. His skies are superb with a great sense of distance achieved.All his subject matter is the same which suggests he was trying to corner the market for this... More 

Helpful?
Thank darnoc2511
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent gallery in an intimate setting. There is a lovely park across the street and Dulwich is adorable with nice places to eat.

Helpful?
Thank Amy S
London
Level Contributor
97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I go here a lot because there is always something wonderful to look at. The permanent collection is world class - old masters, Renaissance jewels, medieval wonders. It has a great restaurant and a fine gift shop too. If you become a friend, it's all free!

Helpful?
Thank BGPLondon
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
161 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I visit this gallery reasonably regularly it is just enough for an afternoon of art with regular exhibitions. There is also the Dulwich Park next door for a bit of nature too.

Helpful?
Thank Penny C

Travellers who viewed Dulwich Picture Gallery also viewed

 

Been to Dulwich Picture Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dulwich Picture Gallery and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Dulwich Picture Gallery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?