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Brunei Gallery, SOAS

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About Brunei Gallery, SOAS

The Brunei Gallery hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The Gallery's aim is to present and promote cultures from these regions, both to the public, and to students at the local universities.

They tend to have a changing rotation of exhibitions every few months.

It's not always obvious, but when you go into an exhibition, it often continues downstairs as well.

Also check out the roof-garden while there, at the top of the same staircase.


Brunei Gallery, SOAS,
Thornhaugh Street,

Ticket prices

The gallery is free to visit.

Prices last checked August 2023.

Link to Brunei Gallery, SOAS's website

Opening Hours

The gallery is open when there are exhibitions -- and will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am to 5pm, and late to 8pm on Thursdays.

The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays.

The Japanese Roof Garden is accessible through the exhibition galleries and follows the same opening hours.

Opening hours last checked August 2023.


Frequently asked questions

Is it free to visit the Brunei Gallery?

Yes, entry is free of charge to all their exhibitions.

What's on at the Brunei Gallery?

The gallery runs a number of exhibitions throughout the year covering Asian, African and Middle Eastern culture over two floors of the building.

Is there a Japanese Garden in the Brunei Gallery?

Yes, on the roof, go up the stairs/lift and follow the signs to the roof garden.

How long will a visit to the Brunei Gallery take?

It varies wildly depending on the exhibition, sometimes you can be in and out in 20 minutes, other times, a visit can last a couple of hours.

Is photography allowed in the Brunei Gallery?

Generally yes, although as exhibitions change regularly you may find some displays marked with notices that they can't be photographed.

What's the nearest railway station to Brunei Gallery, SOAS

The nearest station is Russell Square Tube Station which is 0.2 miles away.



Exhibitions open at the moment

This exhibition presents the emergence of Indian modern art as a quest for cultural independence.
10:30am to 5pm
Closing soon Sat, 22nd June


Exhibitions opening soon

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
Open from Thu 11th July to Sat 21st September

Forthcoming events

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