Gilbert Collection Art Galleries

Gilbert Collection
Somerset House, Strand
Greater London


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The Gilbert Collection was formed over four decades by the late Sir Arthur Gilbert who first started to collect English silver, attracted by its historical and decorative qualities. The magnificent galleries of the Gilbert Collection occupy two levels of the South Building and the adjacent Embankment Building.

The gold boxes in the Gilbert Collection display originality of form, decoration and materials and an astonishing virtuosity of craftsmanship. At their best they are some of the most remarkable works of art of the eighteenth century and a microcosm of their age.

The Gilbert Collection galleries are in the South Building and Embankment Building at Somerset House and can be entered on foot from the Strand, from Victoria Embankment, or via a footbridge link from Waterloo Bridge, see the map below.

Somerset House and the galleries of the Gilbert Collection, Courtauld Institute and Hermitage Rooms are accessible to wheelchair users.

For enquiries and to book a disabled parking space call 020 7836 8686.

For further information about access call 020 7845 4600.

Attraction Details

VenueGilbert Collection
AddressSomerset House, Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 1LA
Opening times10am - 6pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeArt Galleries


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