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Brunei Gallery

Soas 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, England
+44 20 7898 4046
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Small exhibition space but superb exhibition display

We visited to see the Thomson photography exhibition of his work in China and what was called Siam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirkcaldylad
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Interesting gallery!

I went here as part of a BEE Midtown free walking tour of 6 museums. This was just a short visit... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
CheekyLondon
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Soas 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to see the Thomson photography exhibition of his work in China and what was called Siam. His photographs from the mid and late 19th century as magnificent and wonderful. The gallery itself is small but over two floors. It’s free and they displayed...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I went here as part of a BEE Midtown free walking tour of 6 museums. This was just a short visit and we concentrated on the inequalities of Indian culture - a photographic exhibit. There is so much to see here focussing on Asian and...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We'd read a review of the 'Buildings That Fill My Eye' photography exhibition, showing the variety of architecture in different regions of Yemen. This seemed like a good reason to visit the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, which I knew existed but hadn't seen before. The...More

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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

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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Bloomsbury
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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