Guildhall Art Gallery
Originally built in 1885 boasts a collection of roughly 4,000 pieces which are displayed on rotation within the gallery. These rotating exhibitions consist of 250 paintings, sculptures and pieces at any one time alongside a programme of temporary exhibitions exploring different themes and movements from 17th century art to an extensive collection of pre-Raphaelite and Victorian fine arts. As the gallery is operated by the City for London Corporation a large selection of the works feature local themes and social, cultural or historical significance in the city dating back to the 17th century right up to contemporary pieces.
Below the gallery there is also a chance for your students to explore the remains of the Roman amphitheatre which once stood at the site of the Guildhall Gallery. Discovered in 1988 these remains are thought to date back to as far as 70AD and are a rare glimpse of the Roman Empire’s historical influence on the city.