London Sights



Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery Review

Famed for its regal Old Master painting collection, the Dulwich (pronounced "Dull-ich") Picture Gallery was Britain's first purpose-built art museum when it opened in 1811. The permanent collection includes landmark works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Poussin, and Gainsborough, and it also hosts three major international exhibitions each year. The gallery has a lovely café serving meals and drinks, and there's a schedule of family activities (see website for details). Development in Dulwich Village is tightly controlled. Consequently, it feels a bit like a time capsule, with old-fashioned street signs and handsome 18th-century houses lining its main street. Take a short wander and you'll find a handful of cute clothing and crafts stores and the well-manicured Dulwich Park, which has lakeside walks and a fine display of rhododendrons in late May.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Gallery Rd., Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD | Map It
  • Phone: 020/8693–5254
  • Cost: £5–£11; free guided tours weekends at 3
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. and bank holiday Mon. 10–5
  • Website:
  • Tube: National Rail: West Dulwich from Victoria or North Dulwich from London Bridge.
  • Location: The South Bank
Updated: 02-27-2014

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


Travel Deals in London

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

  • Scotland Tour - Urgent

    Hi All,

    Need some advise I am very late but I want to make the most of easter holidays 18-21 Apr and I am looking to make a quick tour to Scotland for 4 days. Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories