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UCL Art Museum

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Address: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7679 2540
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UCL Art Museum is home to over 10,000 works of art, dating from the 1490s...

UCL Art Museum is home to over 10,000 works of art, dating from the 1490s to the present day. Its collaborations with researchers and artists offer new perspectives on familiar and rare objects through exhibitions in a traditional print room at the heart of the university in Bloomsbury. Highlights include old master prints and drawings, contemporary art from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, and the Flaxman Gallery, which showcases plaster models by neo-classical artist John Flaxman in a Victorian installation under UCL’s dome.

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Lovely building, and galleries. the setting is stunning, and the history, very interesting. Nice place for a quick visit if in the area. Also has a nice gift shop selling UCL... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Lovely building, and galleries. the setting is stunning, and the history, very interesting. Nice place for a quick visit if in the area. Also has a nice gift shop selling UCL merchandise.

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2 Thank jacquiessex_10
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

This is an excellent museum even if a tad small. The staff are really friendly. Thank you to the staff. Good place to visit.

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10 Thank Enjoyable101
London, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

I visited UCL Art Museum by chance on a visit to UCL to see the Olympic Sculptures. After seeing the Exhibition currently on display 'One day In the City' I felt inclined to leave this little hidden gem a glowing review! I found it amazing that you can get up close and personal with the Art work on display. The... More 

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15 Thank Lola S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

As a member of the general public, I visited in the afternoon and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The welcome was warm, friendly and the willingness of staff to share information about the collection was most refreshing. Any pain incurred in navigating to the Museum was rapidly erased. It's also good to see the Museum embracing digitisation with participation in... More 

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13 Thank maxinthebox
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

The UCL Art Museum is full of unexpected treasures and surprises. The intimacy of the space allows for close interaction with the artwork and personal refelction. It is cozy, comfortable, yet holds an invaluable collection of inspiring pieces. The staff is extremely friendly and happy to discuss the artworks, or anyhting else, with visitors. If you are a student or... More 

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10 Thank Erin S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Just a short walk from the behemoth of the British Museum, this is a peaceful little oasis full of delightful surprises. The current exhibition, ‘One Day in the City’, is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. There are London scenes and characters from the past: terrific caricatures of 18th century London types by de Loutherbourg, prints from... More 

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11 Thank Rosa R
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

If you work or study in the Bloomsbury/Holborn area, do yourself a favour - leave your desk during your lunch break and head to UCL Art Museum. It's conveniently located right in the heart of UCL's campus - just pass through the main gates and cut through the Quadrangle to the South Cloisters. Don't be put off by the university... More 

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18 Thank TheHappyMuseumGeek
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

On at the moment is an exhibition on Rousseau which has some rare editions of his works as well as a collection of French prints and drawings. Don't be put off by the small space! The works here are really fantastic, some really rare things. Also, be sure to look out for the really interesting drawing of a view of... More 

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15 Thank Susie S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I had the pleasure of seeing both the previous exhibition "Word & Image" and the current exhibition "Rousseau 300". The exhibition space is small but focused, and the quiet space provides a welcome change as it allows you a unique close-up experience with the artworks, and even use magnifying glasses! The UCL Art Collection has an impressive range of works,... More 

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