SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery

The Galleries are temporarily closed

The Galleries temporarily closed from 16 March to protect the health of our visitors and staff.

Since then, we have joined the millions now working remotely, and we’re finding creative ways to adapt to the new circumstances. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more of our exhibitions and collections with you online.

This month would have seen the opening of two exhibitions:

CO-EXISTENT RUINS: Exploring Iraq’s Mesopotamian Past Through Contemporary Art


EMBODIED LIBERATION II: The Textual, Ethnographic and Historical Research of the Hatha Yoga Project

If you missed the chance to see the Ancient Vessels exhibition, Dr Stacey Pierson here provides a guided tour through its beautiful objects and their rich history, from tea and wine consumption to religious ritual and burial practice.

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Ancient Vessels – a virtual tour

We will also be taking the opportunity to let you look through our archive of almost 25 years of exhibitions and events plus introducing you to selected objects from our own Collections.

Meanwhile, we’ll continue working behind the scenes for when we reopen our buildings, but until then we’ll give you good reasons to miss us and something to look forward to when we reopen.

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you again in person later in the year.

Further Information

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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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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. The Gallery's 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.