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About the 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.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Brunei Gallery, SOAS,
Thornhaugh Street,
London,
WC1H 0XG

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Fequently 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 which is 0.2 miles away.


Brunei Gallery, SOAS - Latest News

Islamaphobia and the Opium Wars – at the Brunei Gallery
Islamaphobia and the Opium Wars – at the Brunei Gallery

Two seemingly very different exhibitions have reopened, but both tell their own story about Western oppression of cultures they don’t understand.

The forgotten story of Chinese aid for the British in WW1
The forgotten story of Chinese aid for the British in WW1

One of the rarely told stories of WW1, how over 140,000 Chinese travelled to Europe to support the Allied forces is the subject of a fascinating exhibition at the Brunei Gallery in central London.

Stolen Moments – Namibian music history untold (1950-80s)
Stolen Moments – Namibian music history untold (1950-80s)

There’s an exhibition on for a few weeks that’s surprisingly exciting to visit – about the lost pop music revival of Namibia.

Why a university had to say sorry to a Duke
Why a university had to say sorry to a Duke

A modern university building behind the British Museum carries a “sincere apology” to a family who don’t own the land.

Hollywood movie posters as you’ve never seen them before
Hollywood movie posters as you’ve never seen them before

An exhibition has opened of movie posters, of familiar films, but unlike any movie posters you seen before.

Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition
Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition

There’s an exceptionally good exhibition on at the moment at SOAS in the centre of London all about the Empire of the Sikhs.

Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams
Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

A feast of colour and decoration awaits at an exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia

Astonishing exhibition of Persian Maps in London
Astonishing exhibition of Persian Maps in London

An exhibition that will have map geeks drooling has opened in central London, with an astonishing collection of antique maps of Persia.

The hidden Japanese garden in central London
The hidden Japanese garden in central London

Sitting on top of a university building in central London can be found a small secluded garden, and it’s open to the public to visit.

See the Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Central London
See the Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Central London

Fire, a primordial power has long held a certain fascination for mankind. Anything from its ability to heat early caves, and later homes, and then when fire was confined into gas boilers, we still decorate our homes with candles.

Visit the Golden Temple of Amritsar – in London
Visit the Golden Temple of Amritsar – in London

A major exhibition opened a few weeks ago about the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, probably the most famous of Sikh Gurdwara’s in India, and has been widely praised, so it was about time I went along to see if

 

Recent exhibitions

Trench Art and the Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in the Great War
An exhibition to commemorate the remarkable but largely overlooked contribution and experiences of the Chinese Labour Corps in the First World War.
2020-10-01
2020-11-04
Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects
Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects is a collection of works which questions, highlights and responds to the victimising of Muslim communities in the UK and around the world.
2021-05-23
2021-06-19
Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China retells one of the largely forgotten histories between Britain and China in the 19th Century.
2021-05-18
2021-06-26

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