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Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

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#47 of 218 in Museums in London
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”.

Today the Gallery is a vibrant cultural hub hosting some of the UK’s leading exhibitions alongside its Permanent Collection of Baroque masterpieces while staging a wide-ranging programme of public events, practical art and community engagement.
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  • Started off slightly uncomfortably - we went straight to the cafe as we had time before our planned entry time. The cafe looked very busy and we couldn't work out whether you were meant to just walk i...  more »
  • Interesting value in good surroundings with helpful informative staff. For a small gallery , there are some good exhibits. Unfortunately not all rooms were open. Cafe good too although only had a coff...  more »
  • I had wanted to go to this gallery for a while. Has a amazing cafe to visit. Entered the gallery £7.50 per person which seems a bit expensive. A amazing building, Has pictures from the major art schoo...  more »
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  • Puts on the most captivating exhibitions in a perfectly sized smaller space. A ticket for the special exhibition also let's you into the permanent collection (which otherwise costs £8). The cafe has table service all day. There's also a "Hut" selling drinks, sandwiches and cakes. Buy a snack and sit in the lovely grounds or in the "Pavillion" - a wood and mirrors structure reflecting views of the trees, the gallery and the people. All highly recommended!
  • Superbly curated exhibition of Tove Jansson's oeuvre. Wide-ranging and intriguing. She was always true to her principles of diversity and inclusivity.
  • A wonderful collection of great paintings. Well worth a visit. John Singer Sargent exhibition an eye opener (for me anyway) as many watercolours /Venitian scenes etc that I wasn't expecting..until this exhibition came along)
  • Beautiful John Singer Sargent Watercolours exhibition - try to see it before it goes on 8th October. Plus, lovely cake in the gardens!
  • The Gallery is located in a nice park and has a cafe and restaurant. It is a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy some art.
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