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Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Book your free timed tickets to our current exhibition

Book free now on our online booking system

Please note that on our booking system, you can book up to 7 days in advance, and a minimum of 12 hours before you visit.

Free timed tickets are now available to our current exhibition 'Baghs - Abstract Gardens'

We are open Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 – 17.00. We are closed Sunday and Monday.

Our Japanese Style Roof Garden is temporarily closed. We are working to reopen it as soon as possible.

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Guidelines for visitors

Update after 19 July 2021: we still require visitors to wear face coverings and to maintain social distance when inside the Galleries. 

For the safety of our guests and staff, we ask everyone to carefully review the following guidelines before visiting the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.

  • Please avoid visiting if you have had one or more symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Please visit individually where possible.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided on entry and exit.
  • Please always keep a minimum 2-metre distance from other visitors and members of staff.
  • Group visits are limited to 5 people where tickets are available.
  • Please follow the designated route through the building and exhibition, as indicated by signs on the floor.
  • Use of lifts will be limited to those with mobility issues / pushchairs only.
  • If you are visiting with children, please always supervise them.
  • Please note at this time the toilets in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS will not be accessible.
  • In line with Government regulations for Track and Trace, we will be collecting contact details of all guests. These details will be kept in line with GDPR regulations for a maximum of 21 days before being deleted from our records.

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Further Information

Enquiries contact:

For enquiries about the collections, donations and loans please contact: 

Social media pages:

Facebook @BruneiGallery.SOAS

Twitter @BruneiGallery

Instagram @bruneigallery

How to Find Us

Address: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Nearest Underground Stations:

Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston Square, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Warren Street, Euston.

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Brunei Gallery Current Exhibitions

Baghs - Abstract Gardens

Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts (virtual exhibition)

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Welcome to the Brunei Gallery, SOAS

The Brunei Gallery is an exciting venue in central London that hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is open to the public.

Our aim is to present and promote cultures from these regions and to be a student resource and public facility.

Part of Museum Mile, the Brunei Gallery is located on Russell Square opposite the main entrance to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) and only a three minute walk from the British Museum.

With the permanent displays in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery and the Japanese Roof Garden, The Brunei Gallery makes a stimulating haven in the heart of London.

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The Brunei Gallery is Part of

Museum Mile - 13 of London's most extraordinary museums and galleries stretching from  King's Cross to the River Thames.