Visit our Picture Gallery and Art Collections
We welcome visitors throughout the year to our Picture Gallery and Art Collections. Find out how you can visit us below.
How to Visit Us
Picture Gallery Open Days
Open Wednesdays, 10am - 3pm
Gallery Open Days - Term 2 2024
Wednesday 10 January
Wednesday 17 January
Wednesday 24 January
Wednesday 31 January
Wednesday 7 February
Wednesday 14 February
Wednesday 21 February
Wednesday 28 February
Wednesday 6 March
Tuesday 12 March 2-5pm - Composer in Residence music installation
Wednesday 13 March - Composer in Residence music installation
Wednesday 20 March
Wednesday 27 March
Winter Graduation Open Days
11 - 15 December, 2023
The Gallery will be open for our graduands and guests to enjoy on the following dates and times:
Monday 11 December - 11am-5pm
Tuesday 12 December - 9am-5pm
Wednesday 13 December - 9am-5pm
Thursday 14 December - 9am-3pm
Friday 15 December - 9am-3pm
Throughout the year
We welcome groups on tours of our Picture Gallery. Whether you’re part of a special interest group or just looking for something different for your day out, group tours are a great way to explore our collections. Tours are subject to availability of the Gallery and the art collections team.
Please note we require at least two week's notice to book group tours.
Gallery Tour only
Join us on a free 30-40 minute tour of the Picture Gallery, and hear about the history of the University and art collection. Minimum 10 guests. Get in touch with our art collections team to find out more.
Join us on a tour of the Founder's building, including the Chapel, Dining Room and Reading Room. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Picture Gallery, followed by a talk on our Victorian art collection. Minimum 25 guests. Prices available on request from the Events team.
Throughout the year
Exhibitions are held in our Exhibitions Space in the Davison Building. Find out more about our upcoming exhibitions programme here.
Art Collection Research Visits
We welcome researchers to the Picture Gallery and art collection outside our open days, subject to access. If you are an individual, a visiting scholar, or a small group, please contact the art collection team.
Please note we require at least two week's notice to book research visits.
Archives and Special Collections
Individual appointments to visit our archives reading room can be booked on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. The room will be closed for a lunch break from 12.30 - 1.30pm.
Group visits are also available.
Appointments should be made one week in advance, and can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Location and Accessibility
Please consult the College guide to Getting to Royal Holloway.
The Picture Gallery is located in the Founder's Building. The exhibition space is located in the Davison Building. Click here to see a map of campus.
The Picture Gallery, exhibition space, archives and art store are all step free. We are wheelchair accessible. There are benches, chairs and stools available for use in each space. Please view the building's AccessAble profile to learn more.
Information about our collections in the Picture Gallery is available on our app Smartify, which was created in consultation with with visually impaired and low vision users. We also have print guides with information about our collections. We have created an audio description tour of a selection of paintings in the Picture Gallery. This is part of an ongoing project to provide audio description of all works on display.
There are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities close to the Picture Gallery, exhibition space and art store.