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Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

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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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  • This gallery is equal to the best London galleries, they know how to put on a show. The current exhibition ‘Cutting Edge’ is first class and an eye opener. Every year they have a pavilion design compe...  more »
  • This is situated at the southern end of Dulwich Village. At present there is an exhibition of modernist British printmaking entitled 'Cutting Edge'. This is well worth a visit [timed entrance] and it ...  more »
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  • Nice little gallery with some Dutch masters. I can confirm what others said about the staff: they are considering themselves a bit too important, rushing through and you better make way. Their security guard should maybe be uniformed - the attire should go with the venue. The ticket price for the permanent exhibition is £8 without the donation. £15 is a bit too much for the special exhibition. It is understood they are a private charity, and maybe they need to charge this much, but then the staff at least needs some proper training. Rather cut staff numbers (seven seems a high number to be present at the same time for a small gallery).
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery has a great collection and puts on some wonderful temporary exhibitions. However, I remember the days when the staff and volunteers were friendly and welcoming, which is no longer the case
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