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Brunei Gallery

Soas 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, England
+44 20 7898 4046
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A sure gem

so close to British Museum but most would miss it. I read about it in an article and had to search... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Venice, CA
Little gem of a museum hidden away within UCL

Visited to see the fascinating Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams exhibition curated by Marian... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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Soas 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, England
+44 20 7898 4046
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

so close to British Museum but most would miss it. I read about it in an article and had to search awile until it hit me to actually go inside the campus. I was not disappointed. They had a number of very interesting exhibits, and...More

Thank telegrau
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visited to see the fascinating Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams exhibition curated by Marian Bukhari and focusing on textiles and embroidery as expressions of cultural values. The museum is small, taking up the ground floor and basement of the building, but the scope for imaginative...More

1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is more of an academic museum situated on the campus of the famous School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London which adjoins the British Museum. If you are visiting the BM it's worth the short walk. Russell Square Tube will get...More

1  Thank Shane H
Reviewed 5 May 2016

If you like textiles this is a wonderful exhibition showcasing the diversity of Ikat weaving everywhere from South East Asia, China, India, Africa, continents to South America. Contemporary to ancient.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

an interesting little gallery. it's free to enter and worth checking out. when we went there was an exhibit on sudan with some real wonderful photography. upstairs is a japanese roof garden. I imagine it's a lot prettier in summer as there wasn't any overhanging...More

1  Thank kristyrebecca
Reviewed 9 March 2016

The gallery is part of the complex of the University (SOAS?). Geared to African or Oriental art, it has two floors with rooms ...and a small bookshop. It was well stocked though. I saw the exhibition of African folk-lore and sayings...and it was quaint and...More

1  Thank y0rkshire_0wl
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Going through the Brunei Gallery made me feel very good. I saw some old writings from asian and arab world. There were a couple of statues which are astounding. Then I finished my visit with the picture galleries, which were related to the arab society.

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Not an obvious place to visit, but I went today and was enchanted. The two current temporary exhibitions are both fascinating (both ending 26 Sept), and the small permanent exhibition is pretty interesting too. The main exhibition space is really calm and inviting, well lit...More

1  Thank Giffkins
Reviewed 25 September 2012

I've been there just one time. Clean, warm, nice place to be in summer mainly in this zone of Bloomsbury-Brunswick, if you are shopping and want to have a rest.

Thank F L C
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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