Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery, the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery, was established more than 200 years ago because its founders believed as many people as possible should see great paintings. Today we believe the same. We house a world-class collection of Old Master paintings in Sir John Soane’s unique building allowing visitors to experience exceptional art in an intimate, welcoming setting.

We unite our past with our present through a unique programme of innovative exhibitions, approaching art and artists from new and different angles. Our shows might introduce new artists to the UK; or rediscover artists once famous, now neglected; or present new perspectives on household names.

The Gallery runs an extensive programme of learning and engagement activities for visitors of all ages. Our programme Good Times: Art for Older People has been running for over 10 years engaging older people through art in day centres, community centres and care homes. Good Times offers an exciting and accessible programme of guided tours, creative arts workshops, projects and outreach sessions of art-making and discussion. The Armchair Gallery project now lets us reach much further than our local audiences in South London and engage art-lovers across the country.

For more information about the Gallery or our Good Times programme please call 020 8693 5254 or email